The Big Bonk

Fifty-three miles, 4300 feet of vertical gain, 3500 calories burned, one big bonk.  Holy number cruncher, Batman. Last Sunday started out well, as I rode a now-familiar route to Jockey Hollow.  Zigging and zagging to bag a couple of favorite climbs, I wended my way to Peapack to fortify myself […]

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Lactic Acid Test

There are switchbacks on New Jersey roads, if you know where to find them. Lactic acid accumulation has always been an issue for me on the bike.  Skiing or running, my body clears lactate easily.  But cycling, I’ve always accumulated lactic acid at low heart rates.  More than anything, this […]

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2013 Paris-Roubaix

OK, so I didn’t watch the 2013 Paris-Roubaix.  I was out on my own ride, my own adventure.  Fabian Cancellara won.  Maybe his pre-race moment was a karma bank deposit towards victory. The second half of the race, from Eurosport: What about the riders who crashed, got spit off the back, […]

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Winter Cycling…

There’s plenty of winter left, but I’m tired.  Tired of skiing?  No way.  Tired of driving?  Way, much.  The Sugarloaf Marathon was a great race, but 1000 miles in 3 days pulled my cork.  This weekend, despite good conditions, I couldn’t muster the energy to driver to Lake Minnewaska, a […]

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Lance Armstrong: Will He Come Clean?

On Friday night, the word came down.  The New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong was mulling whether he should confess to doping.   The redoubtable Juliet Macur cited unnamed sources who said that Lance had reached out to USADA’s Travis Tygart about the possibility of a complete confession. Part of Armstrong’s […]

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Cycling with the Boys

It was supposed to be an easy ride.  Then Dave called. Sunday morning, Lars and I met at his place in Hackettsktown for what we figured would be an easy ride.  Lars has been taking it easy this year with a bum shoulder and I’m not supposed to beat myself […]

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