Rio Verde/Moon Valley loop, starting from the Gainey Ranch Fitness center Saturday, January 9th I cruise up Mountain View Rd, past 100th St, on a popular route that will take me out to Fountain Hills. I feel weird on the … Continue reading

Breaking rules

Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club’s “Ahwafooty Route”, in the Ahwatukee Foothills. I have a general rule if the temperature is below 40 degs: I don’t bother to go riding. Since we have such nice temperatures most of the time here in Phoenix, … Continue reading

The perfect pace

A while back, on a weekly group training ride, I was basking in the “sunshine” (well, er, it was before sunrise actually) of the group rolling out at a comfortable pace. One that, instead of me gasping for breath and wondering … Continue reading

Gearly beloved

Me on my Schwinn Stingray, circa 1970, with its 3-speed internal hub, (which can’t be seen.) What I was doing with those mustard weeds stuffed on my bike, I have no idea. My first bike was a Schwinn Stingray — … Continue reading

Magical days

I ride four or five days a week. Of those days, two of them are usually designated as “hard” rides — group training rides where I work on strength and speed. While these training rides are mostly fun, I don’t particularly enjoy the sprint intervals, … Continue reading

Hill climbing vairagya

Let me tell you a secret to a great hill climb: vairagya. “Excuse me,” you say. “Did you just say V-i-a-g-r-a? You take one of those pills to ‘get up’ the hill? Who knew?” Ha ha! No, not V-i-a-g-r-a, but vairagya. … Continue reading