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.

Califon Overdistance Ride

On Wednesday I payed hooky and went for an overdistance ride on the new bike.  Serendipitously, I found a used 58 cm Scott.  With a compact crank, aluminum frame and carbon fork, it’s not fancy by any hardcore rider’s standard.  But…

Rusiecki, Cusick Win 2012 Vermont 100

Brian Rusiecki and Kathleen Cusick won this weekend’s edition of the Vermont 100.  Rusiecki, of Westfield, MA, won in 14:54:05.  His time was just 54 seconds shy of matching Leigh Schmitt’s record from 2004.  Rod Bien of Bend, OR was…

RadioShack Nissan Trek Owner Carrying Debt

After an audit, PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that RadioShack Nissan Trek’s owner is laden with debt.  Tageblatt.lu reported today that one of Flavio Becca’s business interests is carrying  € 508 million – over US $617 million – of mortgage debt. The debt-laden…

Liz Stephen Third in Blink Festival Women’s Lysebotn Hillclimb

Better late than never, here’s video footage from NRK’s broadcast of the women’s race up the Lysebotn.  The real race was for second place:  Therese Johaug dominated.  Johaug was never challenged for the win: after sitting in the lead group,…

My Left Foot

This morning, I was glad to run in light rain.  It’s been almost five months since I last ran in the woods.  Running uphill, I had to take a cue from Jens Voigt and say, “Shut up legs!”  Whatever running-specific…

Frank Schleck B-Sample Positive for Diuretic

Frank Schleck faces a possible two-year ban from cycling after his B-sample tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide today.  UCI confirmed the positive result and has requested disciplinary action. Schleck  has protested his innocence and according to one source even suggested…

2012 Blink Festival Lysebotn Hillclimb Men’s Video

Here’s a video with highlights of the men on the Lysebotn hillclimb  at Norway’s Blink Festival.  Courtesy of Norway’s NRK.  Manificat and Gailard finish one-two for France. After a flat start, the race turns uphill, winding through a tunnel and…

Lance Armstrong Strong-Arming Congress?

According to both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Lance Armstrong’s charitable foundation sent lobbyists to Congress to discuss USADA’s government funding.  Two-thirds of USADA’s annual budget is funded by the U.S. government.  The Post article describes a…