The College Hill 200k: Early Chill And Confusion Prove Helpful

PA Route 191 heading south at the very start of the Fox Gap climb. You can see the gap in the upper left. The top is 2.7 painful miles away. (Photo by Christine Newman)

Sometimes, the way I feel at the beginning of a ride does not foretell accurately how I will feel at […]

Happy First Anniversary (Plus One Day)

My returned brevet card for Quadzilla 2010, signed by organizer Mark Frank, with my time of 39 hours, 18 minutes, arrived in the mail today.  It’s appropriate timing.  Quadzilla was my big goal of the year and yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of this blog.I haven’t decided on my goal for 2011, though the early […]

As The Light Fails, Heading Indoors Again

I like the changing rhythms and habits of a training year.  Big goals are great, especially when I make them, but they require a lot of focus and well, a certain amount of suffering.  I can only do those 60-minute threshold sufferfests on the spinner so many times.  So October is the month I cut […]