Friday, February 14, 2014

Whoa. Almost 2 years and no blog entries. OK, I'm not a blogger. I'm not dead, either, so I'm doing a quick entry to brighten the tone after my last grumpy entry.

True, I lost my cycling mojo. My mileage went way down. But I still love cycling. I tackled 2 more cycling-related bucket list items:

  1. Climb Mt. Evans in Colorado (highest paved road in North America) with friends. 
  2. Do a "century" on the local velodrome with nobody. (Because nobody but me is crazy enough to do something so monotonous and call it "fun.")
So much has happened in the cycling world since my last entry, too. Lance finally confessed. I never thought he'd confess, but I'm glad he did. I think we have Greg Lemond, Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton to thank for helping to tip the scales. Tyler's book is quite good. It will be interesting for me and another buddy to share an RV with Tyler as we do RAGRBRAI in July, a mere 29 years after I did my last one at age 26. 

Thanks to George Hincapie for inviting me to a local ride recently, where he and Christian Van de Velde-Velde (and some cycling fans who paid a lot of $$ to ride with them) tooled around the local rolling hills. I'm glad to see guys like Big George still enjoying the bicycle long after the ups and downs of the "Lance Era." 

After a long absence, I'm trying to do the SDBC club ride every weekend. The A-ride shows me how far I have to go to get back in shape (and also clarifies that this doesn't get easier with age).

I wish you all a million miles of safe, happy riding.