I can’t even imagine the feelings and emotions going through the minds of each rider as the multitude of spectators created a deafening wall of noise in support of the peloton.
Here is a short but hilly ride that is a great for a quick post work training session. The route is about twenty five miles with approximately 2000 feet of climbing.
It was a nice cool November morning and I was headed home from my ride. Riding straight through an intersection a car came up next… Read More »Cyclist versus Motorist: The Eternal Struggle
After riding the 107 mile gran fondo my legs needed a bit of a break from all of the climbing. Here is a nice relatively flat recovery route. It is approximately 28 miles with a little over 1000 feet of climbing.
My breathing was heavy, my legs were burning and my heartrate was through the roof. I was in the middle of the first timed climb… Read More »The Gran Fondo NJ – 107 Miles of Beautiful Pain
My legs were burning, my lungs were on fire, but I just focused on the road ahead of me. I had one mile left to go in the last time trial of my 2015 racing season and I was determined to give it everything I had.
I was never an athlete. I had no great interest in competition or training or suffering. Nevertheless, eventually it seemed to take on a life of its own and I found myself wanting all of those things.