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 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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    Spartacus, Spartacus, Spartacus!

    An answer to a question already known.

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    • Milan.San Remo- La Primavera
    • Tour de Flandes- De Ronde
    • Paris-Roubaix- L´enfer du Nord
    • Lieja-Bastogne-Lieja- La Doyenne
    • Giro di Lombardia- Giro di Lombardia

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    Fun team racing and win at the Oklahoma City weekly Wheeler Criterium. Had a blast ripping it up with a great team mates.

    The Incredible Sponsors of the OKC Velo Bike Lab Team

    The Incredible Sponsors of the OKC Velo Bike Lab Team

    A little over a year ago our shop launched a new club team in Oklahoma City with the vision of simply helping people become better cyclists. We’d seen people do that through becoming proficient in group rides, connecting with others to ride trails off road, and even through competition and wanted to appreciate and support all those levels of achievement.

    Going into our second year we’ve been very…

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