Category: Blog

Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

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…

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…

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…

Three Rivers Trail Canoe Expedition

Finished with school for this term, I wanted a change of pace.  So when my friend Barclay pitched a canoe expedition on the Three Rivers Trail, I bagged the planned roller ski interval workout. As much as I love being outdoors,…

May Training Compendium

Rather than a blow by blow account of each day, herewith, a short post and a picture gallery of what I’ve done for the last month.  It’s been a productive month.    My personal trainer classes started the week preceding…

The Awesome OXF Sticker Giveaway

If you’re schwag-starved, here’s your chance to pick up a freebie.  There are three invasive plants in the photo below.  Send one email to info@oxygenfedsport.com, identifying all three plants, and you’ll win an Oxygen Fed Sport Euro sticker.  First  10…

Rambling NJ’s Four Birds Trail

My sports medicine doctor still says, “No running” while I deal with this fracture.  But as long as it’s moderate, I’m allowed to go for a walk in the woods.  No big days in the Adirondacks over Memorial Day weekend.…