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Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

Flaming Leaves Festival, C2C

If you want to see some of the best jumping and skiing in the U.S., make it to Lake Placid for the Flaming Leaves Festival, the weekend of 12-13 October.  There’ll be a NYSEF jumping competition on Saturday and nordic…

Off the Back

Last Saturday morning, I took a deep breath and went out on my first group ride, out of Marty’s in Morristown. When it comes to training, I’ve always been kind of a loner.  Not by choice.  For some reason, I didn’t…

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…

Thoughts on Euflexxa

“Don’t watch.”  Dr. Rosenberg sprayed something on my knee.  This was after I’d smeared prescription lidocaine all over it.  Next to him was a little metal tray with needles and potions. Eyes shut, every muscle tensed up, I waited for…

Brave New Knee

Better living through chemistry, that’s what I call it.  Through the magic of modern medicine, I just might have a brave new knee.  How hard I’ll be able to beat on it remains to be seen. After the crushing news…

Torn Meniscus: End of the Line?

“You might not be running long distances any more,” my sports medicine doctor said. What do you say when you hear something like that?  Gee thanks?  Can I get another opinion?  Driving down to see my doctor – and hyperventilating…

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…