Month: October 2012

  • 2012 season statistics and reflection

    With all that is happening in cycling right now, I definitely appreciate everyone who continues to follow my racing. I have never used any kind of performance enhancing drug, and it makes me sad/mad that so many of the stars of cycling from my generation have resorted to that during their careers. I think Phil […]

  • Fall adventure family style

    A family picture before heading out on the hay ride to the pumpkin patch. We’ve gone to Old Baker Farm to pick out pumpkins and enjoy all the festivities for the past seven years. Check out our first visit in 2006. I left the house a couple hours ahead of Kristine and the kids to […]

  • Fall adventure on double oak way

    At the edge of the helicopter hill descent – me and Simon – you can see the ridges all the way out to Hugh Daniel, which blocks the view of the Double Oak ridge line. I posted a message to Facebook yesterday that I wanted to ride out to Double Oak Way today, and three […]

  • I am officially a Friend of the Great Smokies…

    Friends of the Great Smokies newest team member – me! I am officially a Friend of the Great Smokies — both literally as a member of the FGS Cycling race team for 2013 and figuratively as someone who loves to spend time in the beautiful high mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. I am no […]

  • Tour de Cullman 2012

    Carson took this great photo of Boris and me approaching the Skyball KOM for the second time. Saturday marked another great end of the season ride/race/party at the Tour de Cullman. The ride starts out as a motor-cycle led neutral social ride before we hit the start of the 18 mile race portion of the […]

  • A look back at the past six years

    For the past six years, I have raced and trained with my awesome teammates at Tria Cycling p/b and Infinity Med-i-spa. The Tour de Cullman coming up this Saturday will be my last ride/race flying the Tria colors. Before I announce my new team, I want to publicly thank all of my teammates and […]

  • More videos from our weekend in South Carolina

    In my post yesterday about my 176.5 mile end of the season epic ride, only uploaded a few of all the videos I took. Here are the other ones, including roller coaster road and a short clip of the climb through the fog up NC-215 to the parkway.

  • End of the season epic 2012

    Ride Summary 176 miles and just under 20,000 feet of climbing on a cold, foggy, sometimes rainy beautiful October day in the mountains of upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. My one goal for the ride was to get the Sassafras KOM on the Cat 1 climb from the Eastatoe Valley, but I ended […]

  • Six Gap Century and Criterium

    The Pro/1/2 podium for the Six Gap criterium. L-R: Scott Kuppersmith, Lucas Wardein, and Brian Toone Analise wake-boarding with Brad Josiah and me about to start jet-skiing Josiah giving us the hang ten sign while wake-boarding with Brad These photos above are my favorite from a great family weekend of hanging out with friends, racing […]