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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    Slideshow: The Year in Space

    (Photo: Jay Nemeth / Red Bull via Getty Images)

    From a supersonic leap of faith to the touchdown of the Mars Curiosity rover, 2012 was a busy year in the cosmos.

    See the slideshow.

    It’s almost 2013 - what big leaps do you need to prepare for?

    Try taking them seriously this year.

    (via nbcnews)


    How bikes can save us
    What could be better than losing weight and gaining money? Here’s what can happen when you take a bike for a spin.

    Bikes could save us - but people have lost too much of themselves to realize it.


    Tommeke’s new threads

    straight boss.

    This is what no training plan can give you. If you aren’t going to do it - simply ride your bike more - every day - then the rest is moot.

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    Walmart is not a bike shop.

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    (via paul calver / blog)

    I need to grab a group of cyclists and head to colorado for some epic climbs and descents.

    (via conscience--stricken)

    I NEED this Bike.

    (via crossfix)

    "It’s going to hurt because it matters." Those hard intervals, rides, hills and groups you’ve been avoiding…. Refer to this each time you "couldn’t make it work."

    (via obliteratedheart)

    This is what training, year over year, increasing the load of riding is all about in cycling. It’s what new people, on new high performance bikes simply don’t want to hear. That the way to get fast can not be purchased. Fitness is one of the most level playing fields in the world. Genetics have a part to play - but before that comes into it hard work, combined with hard work, and then some hard work will harden you up on the bike.

    The kick ass engine is the point everyone wants to avoid working on. Its the product of you that can’t be bought, only earned mile after mile - day after day after weeks of riding without missing a day.

    (via obliteratedheart)

    Truth. Stop freaking out drivers.

    (via theurbancyclist)

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