When I signed up for the PA 1000k, which began without me this morning, I knew I’d have only 11 days to recover after Quadzilla. It turns out that it took about a week to recover and I probably would have been OK with the 1000k, but my wife Jill suggested that maybe we could […]
Me on Cayuga Heights Road, overlooking Ithaca, NY, near the very end of Quadzilla.
As my long-awaited event, the hilly, 400-mile Quadzilla, unfolded this past weekend, my body performed as requested, but my mind did not always follow. This is a bit ironic, because going into the ride I was questioning my physical state more than […]
It’s now August 8th, six days before Quadzilla, the 400-mile, 28,000 feet of climbing event in Ithaca, N.Y. for which I have been training for months. My power numbers are showing that I have improved significantly, by some measures by more than 10 percent. Overall, my numbers are comparable in many ways to those the […]
New York Route 97, along the Delaware River near the Hawks Nest overlook during the PA Hawks Nest 200k brevet, originally uploaded by Shane Beake.
This week began as a rest week. I was supposed to go easy during the week, except for a one-hour test on the spinner Thursday […]