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Crank Length TheoriesJune 14th, 2017  9:26 pm

There are a bunch of crank length theories out there. One of the most popular is Kirby Palm’s crank length theory. He advocates determining crank length based on a proportion of leg length. Yes, you have to use a little math to determine your crank length. The Math Behind the Kirby Palm Theory He says […]


Active Recovery and The Non-Broken SaddleJune 14th, 2017  8:19 pm

A positive from today was that I didn’t break my saddle during yesterday’s ride. Instead what had happened was the post slipped so the nose was tilted way down. I corrected that and began my 70-minute recovery ride. The Recovery Ride As soon as I started the ride I knew it was going to be […]


Resilience For The Win!June 13th, 2017  10:30 pm

This morning on CBS’s Good Morning America Newt Gingrich was talking about Donald Trump’s resilience. No matter what you think about our president this is certainly the case. Newt spoke about Donald’s “Art of the Comeback,” particularly a point in his life where he was filing for bankruptcy and Ivana told him she wanted a […]


The KOM on the Rampage Segment Will Fall This YearJune 12th, 2017  5:46 pm

The title of this post really has nothing to do with the ride I did today but I felt it was necessary to bring this up. I rode the “Crystal Lake Rampage” Strava¬†segment the other day and while the winds were crossy and I wasn’t going for it I noticed something. It’s newly paved. Yup, […]


Smaller Circles and Chaffing – How to Get Less ChaffingJune 11th, 2017  8:11 pm

Today I woke up and actually skipped the Bowflex. I was getting out of sync and would need to legs on Tuesday when the Tuesday night ride is. It is important in training to sync hard with hard and easy with easy. I rode this morning for a little under an hour but that was […]


Spinning In Circles – the Ride for Today was a bit EndoJune 10th, 2017  7:50 pm

Sometimes life can feel like it’s spinning out of control. In those cases, it’s best to be spinning in circles. Today I did just that, but with 177.5 cranks. The Ride Today for my ride I decided I would be spinning in circles with my old Litespeed from 2000 and 177.5 mm cranks. I started […]


To Garmin or Not to Garmin, This is the QuestionJune 9th, 2017  8:58 pm

I believe to be happy in life you should focus on the positives and not the negatives. A positive was that my Garmin was charged today. I had found the cable for it a couple days ago and charged it up. Now I could see my speed based on GPS as I rode around. That […]


Getting Back to Some Long Slow DistanceJune 8th, 2017  7:43 pm

Today I got back on the bike after a bunch of days when I was unable to. It was a long ride but it was a long slow distance pace. I had been feeling unwell lately and I needed to go out for a ride. I think it helps relieve stress. This blog talks about […]


How to Be a MAMILJune 7th, 2017  8:55 pm

Today, I woke up and hit the Bowflex as I have been the last many days. Unfortunately, the day got quite busy and I couldn’t make it out for a ride. I also think I am still tired from the permit stickers this weekend. I hope to get out more as the heat cranks up […]


Cyclists Shave Their Legs – Learn Why!June 6th, 2017  7:06 pm

After the mailing issue with Wicked Good News, I was hoping to get back into training but the weather was not having it. I started the day with Bowflex legs but the 40 degrees, rainy weather was not inviting. There was a dark foreboding to the clouds that produced a deep distaste and disdain in […]