Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

Travis Tygart Interviewed on Lance Armstrong and Doping

Dutch cycling commentator José Been has translated an exclusive interview that USADA head Travis Tygart gave to French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  Among the more amazing highlights: Tygart received death threats after USADA charged Lance Armstrong with doping. USADA received no…

Lake Minnewaska and Mohonk Mountain House

  For Harv’s NY Ski Blog, I shared some memories on learning to ski at Lake Minnewaska.    Hopefully, I managed to convey how much this place meant to me. When it was privately owned, Lake Minnewaska set the standard for…

Roller Ski Race Season: What’s Coming in the Northeast

   UPDATED  If you haven’t started roller skiing yet – wait, you’ve been rolling three times a week since May, right? – maybe the coming  roller ski race season will get you going.  The App Gap has come and gone,…

Mount Monadnock

Hiking New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock was a highlight of our recent family vacation.  After my biggest month of training since we had Laurel, vacation was a planned easy week.  Museum hiking and strolling around Salem, Massachusetts dominated our schedule.  A…

Bassons on Armstrong: “The Illusion to Control is Paramount”

In an interview published in Le Monde, Christophe Bassons discussed Lance Armstrong’s doping charges and his own fall from grace in the peloton. In the mid 1990s, Bassons was a promising 20-something French cyclist.  He was the only rider on…

Toppidrettsveka 2012: Bike Race

This video clip is from the 35 km bike race on the second day of the Toppidrettsveka in Norway.   Several World Cup regulars are featured including Jean Marc Gaillard, Marcus Hellner and Oystein Pettersen.  They’re on mountain bikes, but…