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

    Excited to get to use my TT setup at the CORS practice series tonight

    The next day, with my cobblestone trophy on the kitchen table and my bike still caked in mud in the garage, my whole body ached. My hands buzzed from the constant vibrating on the cobbles. It was like pins and needles. My undercarriage was raw. When I went for a pee the burning sensation made me wince. Paris-Roubaix is the hardest single-day test a rider can face.

    Excerpt from Sean Kelly’s book Hunger in the Daily Telegraph recounting life after winning Paris-Roubaix in 1984. (via cadenced)

    Boy - isn’t this the truth.

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    Getting Setup on The Time Trial Bike You Already Have

    Getting Setup on The Time Trial Bike You Already Have

    In the pro level of racing we often see what is called “The Race of Truth” – the Time Trial. It’s the no holds barred reveal of who is the strongest on the bike – period. There isn’t a draft, no tactics, just the same course for everybody and their bike. Time Trials have that pure simplicity to them that leaves you bare to deal with your level of suffering and effort out on the course.

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    An answer to a question already known.

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