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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    The Heat is Here - Proven Ways to Stay on the Bike

    The Heat is Here – Proven Ways to Stay on the Bike

    Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 11.46.23 AMWe wait for it every year here in Oklahoma, when the coolness of winter skips spring and throws us raggedly into the heat of Summer. This week we are seeing our first 90+ degree days and for many of us it will catch us off guard. The savvy we had at the end of last year in dealing with the heat is gone – we are still cool weather riders in how we prep for our rides. That can end up making things…

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    The Key to getting more time to ride/train for cycling is happening right now. Sunday night - look at your week, your schedule, put a plan of action together to get the workouts, recovery, and events into your schedule. You have the perspective right now to see things different - to put goals first - but still honor family and responsibilities. 15 minutes now can equal more free hours on the bike.

    Well. At least I’m consistent this year.

    Well shit. I can’t sleep.

    I wish this wasn’t always the weekend that Oklahoma road racing started - would love this race.

    (via thestumpone)


    The willingness to shed our pride and fail in pursuit of perfection is the Second Five.

    Rest in the Science: When it comes to making physical change, what you can trust and what you can’t.

    When you crush your average power in a local TT and still fall behind the skinny guys that are more aero. #lesigh

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