Archive for June, 2011

Birthday ride

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

“Bruce, you’re an animal!” Dave called out to me as I turned to leave on the solo ride home. Huh, I thought. Two weeks ago a machine, and this week an animal. I must be doing something right. Almost everything had gone right on yesterday’s birthday ride. It was a day early, but close enough […]

2011 Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Gee, I thought to myself. These hills are getting flatter and shorter every year. Then a bend in the road revealed the second half of the climb—the half that required me to stand. Even with that early mistake, the Friday night Firetower Ride at the Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour seemed flat and easy. Over […]

See rule nine

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

“Bruce, you’re a machine!” said Jay as I drifted past on the way to the back of the paceline after a pull. I was taking longer pulls than I really should have since it was raining. Only the guy in front doesn’t get a facefull of spray from another guy’s tires. It’s a strong incentive […]