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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    We are thrilled to announce that Johnny Carino’s is a sponsor of the Villain CX team for 2012! There are several Carino’s around Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas - and are a cycling friendly group. Amazing food and passionate cyclists - we are thrilled to have their support!


    The first of our race series starts this weekend! The 3rd Annual Criss Cross race put on by Team Undiscovered. This is a great start to the CX season for many of us in Oklahoma that has a fast course and plenty of variety. And with the forecasted temperature of low 60s and maybe rain - it’s going…

    • Wife:: What am I cuddled up with? *look of doom*

    • Couch:: oh, just a bicycle tube from last nights tire maintenance.

    • Me:: puahahahaha!

    looking for: weights/bench

    Okay, you know those dumbells and lifting bench that have been sitting in your garage for months/years? 

    I need them! This “joe” is taking on donations for basic weight training equipment for a garage gym I’m putting together. If you can help me out hit me up! (no reason for that solid equipment to go to waste!)


    Rode cyclocross this morning, then coffee at @cafeevoke. Super pumped to have project with scooter done to mount bike on the back. Will help a lot getting to rides and races around Oklahoma City. The Van Dessel Gin and Trombones is getting more looks now! Had several people taking iphone photos of me into the shop today. Need to get a triangle banner ad for the bike shop to put on the bikes I haul around.

    Bike rack on scooter - handled.


    This is a video to advocate cyclocross in Oklahoma done at the practice races the Villain CX team runs every week, and the video was shot/produced by our team. It’s part of what Villain CX is all about. Training and racing to be the best, and to inspire others to join us in this fantastic sporting lifestyle!


    I’ve had so many horrible close calls in the past week. It upsets me so much. People act as though a 1-3 second inconvenience is worth their reckless driving. Idiots.

    (via theurbancyclist)


    Needless to say we learned a lot of lessons last year - but this year we are back with a vengeance to help get more riders doing cyclocross in Oklahoma, get more people to our races, and have a killer competition between the best riders in the state!

    Other things coming, we hope to get interviews…


    Cross Vegas at 240fps.

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