Tour das Hugel (or Now is the Time on Sprockets When we Climb)

I first heard about Austin's Tour das Hugel from friends in 2015. Joyce said that she heard it was incredibly difficult. Mike said that he only rode a portion of the route and that he had horrible leg cramps afterward. I'd been to Austin many times but I didn't remember seeing any hills or even noticing … Continue reading Tour das Hugel (or Now is the Time on Sprockets When we Climb)

Three words describe this ride: cats, mud and wind. Oh, and dogs too. Dang, I forgot to mention the hunt for the graveyard.

Dylan and I set out today to ride 100 miles. We weren't completely sure where we were going other than south towards Rosharon. Our first stop was at the "Black Cat Turnaround" at the end of McKeever Road. If you stop at this driveway, three solid black kittens will trot out to greet you. I'm … Continue reading Three words describe this ride: cats, mud and wind. Oh, and dogs too. Dang, I forgot to mention the hunt for the graveyard.

Group riding skills: there’s more to it than you think

Participating in a pace line is to have the ability to go further and faster than you could alone and it’s the thing I enjoy most about cycling. For me it’s a sort of zen like experience that requires focus and concentration to be fluid and smooth. When it works well it’s a beautiful thing. … Continue reading Group riding skills: there’s more to it than you think