Good Kanza Training + A Weekend In the 70s

Well well well. Speaking of getting back into shape…   Last weekend I kicked off my non-training training plan with two bigger rides with some good climbing. One of my friends so rudely reminded me that we’re less than four months away from race day in Dirty Kanza and I swear to God my heart …

Training Lately: Back to Back Hard Rides

It’s Wednesday and I feel like I’ve somehow danced around a full-blown sickness. I could feel it building over the last week: mounting fatigue, a scratchy throat, aversion to food, pounding headache, achy shoulders. It didn’t happen overnight, rather lots of sleepless overnights working late, hard training sessions and a random weekend of dog sitting. …

Feeling Like A Kid Again

I came to Colorado a road rider. A pavement junkie. Rim brakes and all carbon everything. Florida isn't exactly a mountain biking or off-road riding mecca. The few trails I explored were by foot and mostly in my D2 collegiate running days. They were fairly short, very sandy, completely flat, and crowded with runners. Mountain bikers …