To start any new adventure always requires an initial step. So here we go. Wanted a way to record and maybe even share (providing anyone else ever reads these posts) the pleasure I experience from cycling and good food. No real agenda, overarching message, or hidden purpose. Frequency of posts are unknown at this time. A lot of wait and see.
Where to start? At the beginning is inappropriate; too long and not really very interesting. Stay focused on the topics – cycling and food. Started cycling in my late teens and early 20s in college. Competed in the early days of Triathlons – yes, even met a few of the big stars like Mark Allen, Dave Scott, Mike Pigg, Scott Tinley, and Kenny Souza (really a duathlete). Was a decent age grouper back in the day. Life happened; marriage, children, work, physical limitations that greatly reduced the joy of swimming and running. So now I just cycle. My family thinks I need an intervention. I cycle nearly every day now. Not because I have to but because I want to and I continue to derive joy from the activity. Don’t understand others I pass along the way with miserable expressions while exercising. Contemplative I understand, pained I don’t. Why do something on your own time that you don’t appear to enjoy?
Yes, I have multiple bikes: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod E-TAP; Cervelo P5 E-TAP; Cannondale SuperSix Evo (indoor only – Wahoo Kickr), Cannondale mountain bike, and a Schwinn SuperSport converted to a single speed bad weather bike. I subscribe to several cycling tools – Zwift, TrainerRoad, TrainingPeaks, Strava (free version), and RideWithGPS. I belong to a local cycling club and am a member of a local cycling team.
Enough of me. More will come out along the journey. Should be interesting.