Archive for August, 2008

Wrapping up August

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I’m still not any closer to fixing the gallery and posting pics from Canada and Colorado. Nor am I any closer to writing up the ride reports. It’s still pretty busy around there. But I took some time this morning to freshen the look here, rearranging and updating things in the sidebar, and adding an […]

Dear Potential Sponsor:

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Many people have asked me to ride the Highlander Tour this autumn, especially after having earned my chops on Mt. Evans a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, that trip used all my vacation time and I can’t afford the time off. This is where you come in. As your paid rider, I’ll gladly wear your colors […]

Cycling Colorado’s Front Range

Monday, August 11th, 2008

My week away in Colorado was just too huge to write about in anything blog-length. Trying to sort it out chronologically is tempting, but I think a thematic method will be better. I’ve already written about the Mt. Evans climb. Other topics deserving of their own entries are the train trip on Amtrak, The Epic […]

Sick

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Among the other souvenirs, I brought home from Colorado a wicked summer cold. Summer colds are always more annoying than than in other seasons, but this one is the worst cold I’ve had in years. It kept me home all day yesterday when I really wanted to be at the Rochester Road Race, which was […]

The “vague notion” of travel

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

On both of my recent cycling vacations, I employed the “vague notion” of travel. I’d set out with only a vague notion of where I wanted to go, or what distance I wanted to travel, or what I’d like to see. Then with a vague notion, I’d set off and let opportunity be my guide. […]

Mt. Evans Ride Report

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Here’s a rough draft of my submission to the Rochester Bicycling Club’s August Newsletter. RBC Member Rides to Top of Highest Paved Road in North America By Bruce Wilbur On Wednesday morning, July 30, 2008, I wore my RBC jersey to the top of the highest paved road in North America, at the summit of […]

I did it! (Part II)

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Part II(a) Today I rode The Epic Century. I started out feeling weak, tired and sore. I rode anyway. I had to SAG twice, for five or six miles each time. And I didn’t do the 15-mile loop at the end to round out the century. But I felt pretty good about my effort and […]