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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    (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)


    winter is coming

    Is it weird that I’m hoping this is what a couple days next week looks like when I go out to ride? Yes, it will be cold and “suck.” Yes, my coffee will taste better then yours.


    (via reedisrad)

    We’ve been working hard to make our trainer night much more then a simple spin. It’s lead by an instructor who has been riding and racing for over 40 years. We focus on cadence, strength, technique, and endurance. As a racer I’ve been surprised to find it’s been extremely helpful in feeling more fluid and stable on the bike.

    Plus, we hang out at Interurban five dollar burger night afterwards. This is a great training in social time come join us!

    Hot Bunny Hop Action! (Thanks @sethlikens)

    after day 1 after day 2 after day 3 after day 4 after day 5 after day 6 after day 7



    Adam Hansen at Lotto-Belisol’s training camp

    (gonna be updated each day! -ed.)


    (via mybikeremindsme)

    Tomorrow ends my 2012 Cyclocross Season and begins the most ambitious Base Training plan ever. Actually pretty excited about it. Getting out from under the pressure of races will be nice. 

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