The Lap Button

The Lap Button

I'm going to rant on a pet peeve on mine...and that is about the Lap button. You see, just about every cycle computer and GPS tracking smart phone application has this concept of the "lap". Every time you hit the Lap button, the current lap ends and a new lap begins. Some people use it for running around a 400m track for each "lap" they go around. Others use it to mark different sections of a ride. The Garmin Edge cycle computers even have an auto-lap function which will automatically create a new lap at specified intervals. I use…

3 Down, 7 To Go

3 Down, 7 To Go

The warm days of late spring have arrived with a sprinkling of the familiar hot and humid summer weather typical of the East coast; like it or not. I like it. By now, the drawn-out winter that that seemed to crawl slowly from its cold icy depths towards better days are long forgotten as we all look forward to mid-season bike racing on the road. With that, I thought now would be a good time to reflect on how the season has gone so far. I started the season and my training back in January. My goals for the season…

In the beginning...

In the beginning...

There is always an identifiable beginning to everything. The end or goal, that's usually a bit more fuzzy. Especially when we start talking about training as a road cyclist and racer. Sure, you may have an "A" priority race here and there or some other lofty goal but once you achieve them, what's next? Is this the "end" of your training? If you are like me then you know the answer to this; there is no end. Ever. Well, that is until you give up completely. But i'm not here to talk about giving up. I'm here to talk about…