A recent business trip took me to Manhattan. Although I was usually preoccupied with route finding after taking the wrong exit point from the subway, I did keep an eye out for things of interest to the cyclist. Cyclists, even messengers, seemed to be sparse, though it’s easy to miss details in the wild never ending stream of automobile traffic. Of the few cyclists I did see, none wore a helmet…
Eugene, OR is a fantastic cycling town and has an amazing pool of potential cycling partners. I feel fortunate about the circle of cycling friends I had while I lived there. We were all able to take advantage of one another’s strengths to stay fit, improve our riding skills, and have fun.
October 22, 2007: FRM is pleased to add that Sara Graham will stay with the team and Joanne Green has just joined for 2008. This brings the women’s team to a total of 14 riders.
This isn’t a regional ride, but the cycling enthusiast seizes the opportunity to spin whenever it arises, even when the location happens to be the trailing edge of a frontal system strong enough to blow several states on a visit with the Wizard of Oz.
Just ask Floyd: This stuff is so powerful it makes DNA doping look low tech. During the 2006 Tour de France doping scandal involving Floyd Landis, I blogged about how it’s common knowledge that Jack Daniels is a performance enhancing drug. I’ve been on the lookout for custom formulations for recreational athletes ever since. I mean, who amongst us wouldn’t want at least a sample of whatever was flowing through Floyd’s body during his amazing Stage 17 victory.