Joe to Pro Cycling

In 2009 I'd been inactive for 8 years, had just turned 30, weighed 240 lbs and had enough. This blog is the journey of starting brand new in the sport of cycling, regaining fitness and aiming to compete in the Elite ranks of Amateur racing.

Current Weight: 180 lbs

Road Cat: 2

Cyclocross Cat: 2


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    I’d love to me a skinny cyclist. (150 lbs in my book). But I just don’t know if it’s in the cards.

    Early morning rides are the best part of summer.

    Don’t measure your life by the experiences of other’s greatness you’ve witnessed (concerts, artists, books, movies, races, etc) - but by the challenges you have personally overcome, the great things you have risked to attempt and the unavoidable mark you have left on your timeline in history.

    To all the 30 something guys out there who got into Cycling and racing late - but fucking love it - but understand no legit team is looking for anyone over 28 - I feel you.

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    Best. Stage. Ever.

    That's a pretty nice Crux I spy in your pics. As I contemplate an upgrade, from my aluminum one, give me a general review on initial tests and rides... Thnx.


    The carbon crux is all snap and agile in corners - a racing bike for cross. There isn’t any sluggishness to the way the frame rides and I’ve felt that I could take corners much more aggressively with confidence on it. Jumping out of corners or hard parts of a course where you have to pedal under load it is a champ. I guess it is lighter as well then aluminum - but the weight of a cross bike never occurs to me in the midst of a ride. 

    That also means it’s not as smooth through choppy or rough sections. You’ll need to use some skill, tire pressure, and solid lines to navigate a rough section - which I find more when I ride the Crux on single track then in races. The Cobl Goblr seatpost helps to eliminate this mostly, but it’s something to be aware of. 



    Completely impractical.
    Insanely hot.

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    Early morning easy spin.

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