Category: Bicycling

Mountain biking, road riding, cyclocross

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles

After stonewalling, after fighting USADA for jurisdiction, UCI capitulated under the barrage of evidence and stripped Lance Arm strong of all seven of his Tour de France titles.  It remains to be seen how they will clean up the rest of…

Marty Cross: NJ State Cyclocross Championship Photos

Marty Cross was 20 and 21 October; Saturday doubled as the NJ State Cyclocross championships.  With fabulous weather, I got out to watch some of the action and take pictures.  Due to time constraints, I was only able to watch…