A Year From Now You Will Wish You Had Started Today

Cycling

Suffering for Others’ Benefit: RAAM 2018

It’s beyond my scope of understanding, but for some sick reason we mere mortals seem to get some sort of gratification out of watching someone else suffer greatly during insane athletic events. “How can you say that, Tracy?” you may ask with and air of shock and judgement. Please allow me to attempt to […]

Riding the Tail of the Dragon / Cherohala Challenge

At Road Titans 300 last year I met a delightful Brit named Phil through a mutual cycling friend. He spoke to me about coming to take on the Cherohala Challenge in June of 2018. He used many adjectives to describe this event like “very difficult”, “picturesque”, “a tremendous amount of climbing” and so on. […]

Tips for Surviving Cross Florida – Part 2

Last week I shared ten tips for making your Cross Florida journey more pleasurable – and hopefully a little more fun. Today you will find some more advice and suggestions. Please feel free to leave a comment, as I am sure there many other tips as well. Picking up where I left off last […]

Tips for Riding Cross Florida

What on earth would inspire people to attempt a 167 mile one day event from the east coast of Florida to the West Coast? “Because it’s there” is the resounding reply. Years ago it was an actual race, complete with police motorcycles rushing ahead to close all intersections for the front group to pass […]

Pedal the Chill Away

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, Cold, Cycling, Training|0 Comments

Living in Florida offers a year-round training ground. While northerly friends of ours might be relegated to indoor trainers during these winter months we get to enjoy afternoon rides in temperatures that range from 50-80 degrees. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Some things to keep in mind as we pedal our way through […]

Compression Socks – Why Wear Them?

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog, Cycling, Training|0 Comments

Increased vascularity in the legs of cyclists is both a blessing and a hidden curse. Genetics plays a role in how the vascularity presents itself later in life through varicose and / or spider veins. The weakening of the walls of the vessels causes leakage and sometimes pooling of blood in the legs. This […]

2018 Goals

 

Here I sit, over a week into the New Year and I have yet to put into writing what my cycling goals are. Not that I haven’t been giving it thought – a whole lot of thought – but more than likely that I have been a bit afraid to commit to some lofty […]

Are You Up for the Maiden Voyage Tour?

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blog, Cycling, Event|6 Comments

They have come onto the cycling scene out of nowhere. In early October I spoke with the owner and it was just an idea, just a plan. A cycling friend of mine, Phil Diehl, bought a commercial bus and was going to outfit it for cyclists – for custom tours. He told me how […]

Sugarloaf Mountain Megadevelopment Meeting Notes

By |January 14th, 2016|Blog, Cycling|0 Comments

Ready or not – here it comes. More than 6,500 home sites will be developed in Minneola and it will be starting soon with new roads that will allow for the infrastructure to be laid out first.

I became involved in this issue at the request of the residents on the top of Sugarloaf, as […]

The Residents of the Hills have a Message for Us

By |February 8th, 2015|Blog, Cycling, Etiquette|0 Comments

The other week a friend of mine and I were out zipping though the hills when she noticed an odd sound from her back wheel as we propelled ourselves up Buckhill.  We stopped so that she could look at it and a resident came toward us, asking if we needed any help.  She assured him […]