About this blog

This blog is about cycling. Most specifically, it's about mountainbiking. I've been riding and racing mountainbikes for the better part of 10 years. For the last three years, I've been primarily racing endurance events on a singlespeed bike. The events I race are usually one of two types -- lap races where you ride as many laps as you can in a specific time frame (6 Hours, 12 hours - even 24 hours) or distance races, where you ride a specific distance that generally doesn't relate to laps (100 milers, for example.) Both types of races are challenging and fun and you can pretty much find them all over the country.

I started writing about the training for my first 24 hour race in 2009, and continued over the following winter when I built my singlespeed from the ground up. I kept it up through this season's competition.

I don't know where this will all evolve. As I continue to ride and race, I'll always post information about the training and the events, but I also think I will eventually focus more on the general lifestyle associated with the sport. Because, as most cyclists would attest, that's the bigger part of being a rider - the lifestyle itself. The more you ride, the more you want to ride, and pretty soon the bike informs almost all other aspects of your life - what you eat, where you go, and, at least in my case, most of the people I associate with on a regular basis.

What I'd like to do with this blog is capture that lifestyle one snapshot at a time, whether it's race focused or just a description of a day on the bike, good or bad. I'm trying to shape it all together without being cultish or, worse, boring. I do have plenty of other interests, and if they bleed through now and then that would be great. But for a long time now, the first thing I think to do when I have a moment of free time is to get out for a ride, and so that will almost always be my focus.

Hope you enjoy the ride!