The home stretch! Just a quick update regarding the Whole30, as It’s had it’s moments both good and bad over the past few weeks. I’m realizing though, those bad moments are directly related to the bad habits and cravings I’ve grown accustom to over many years of “no brakes eating”. For so many of us, eating has more to do with our social and emotional environments, than our physical need […]

“There’s no secret to better performance, just a better way”   It’s the week before the big race and you have a million things going through your mind. You’re assessing the training you’ve done up to this point and questioning whether or not one more day of intensity will help. You’re going over and over in your mind, race day nutrition, feed zone logistics, bike functionality, tire choice etc. You’re […]

Getting out for a test spin on some ENVE M50’s on the CX bike. These wheels performed outstanding with everything put in their path. I’m running them Tubeless with Bontrager CX3’s at 27psi. Beyond what’s posted in the video, I railed them as hard as I could on some off camber corners, took a few big drops and of course, some fun skids. These wheels are just as if not […]

“Peanut butter and chocolate blend perfectly in this tasty bar. Packed with plant protein, chia, and flax seeds you’ll be ready for wherever adventure takes you.”  –PROBAR If you’re like me, then time is always of the essence. A typical day is usually packed full, regardless of where it falls on the calendar. There are times when I’ve planned a head and know I’ll be riding and for how long, […]

16 Jun

I’ve never considered myself a runner in any way, even though I spend a considerable amount of my time from early fall through late spring on the roads and trails out my back door. I ran track in Jr. High and High School, but it was more a means to cross train for cycling. I don’t always track or Strava my running, mainly because it’s a more of a simplistic […]

1 Nov

CX season is well underway and as always, it’s been a lot of fun for both me and the family. The kids love watching the race because the get to see dad zoom past much more frequently than any mountain bike race. Layla loves to hit up the Kiddy Cross race, just before they send off the A group racers and even though she knows how to ride a pedal […]

25 Mar

I like riding bikes. I like maps. I like Typography. Thanks to Strava, I can combine them all.

Well, tomorrow begins one of those events I’m not entirely ready for. I don’t claim to be much of a runner but it is something I find my self doing from time to time. Mainly from Fall-Spring. It’s great “off season” training and easier to do when the weather is unfavorable. Plus, the time commitment isn’t nearly as bad as cycling in the cold. Like most mountain bike riders, I […]

The racing season is right around the corner and I think most everyone will come out swinging hard. It’s been a pretty mild winter as for our “winter” activities and for the most part, many of us have spent more time pedaling than getting face shots. I’ve got mixed emotions about it all, but the best part is the amount of time I haven’t spent on the rollers. Either way, […]

Some of you are well aware of my terrible sleep habits that have been perfected over the past few years. Thinking about it, it’s probably been a good five years or more to dial in the art of staying up way too late only to argue with the alarm clock every morning. It’s become an intelligent battle between myself, the amount of accountability I wish to take on if I […]

Just when I though my Diablo MK. 3 couldn’t get any better, it did. Or at least the optional accessories. For those of us who spend a fair amount of time in the dark, here’s an way to brighten up the average headlamp or cause the critters in the wild to go blind. I can’t tell you how nice it’s been to do a little trail running with 975 lumens […]

It’s called Strava. If you’re not familiar with it, I suggest you sign up. Over the past season I’ve been using Strava, for more than just a map of where I ride. It’s way more. Strava combines all the data one could ever need to produce a “tangible” outlook on your training or racing. Everything from maps, elevation profiles, HR zones and suffer scores. Strava even tests you against your […]