Tag: cycling

  • Review: Moore’s Gironimo

    Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy Tim Moore This is the story of a guy who restores an early 1900s bike and then rides it all the way around Italy covering the course of what is widely considered the hardest bicycle race in history. What can I say, I have disparate tastes. […]

  • Hamilton’s The Secret Race

    The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France Tyler Hamilton This is one of the best book on the culture of pro-cycling. It’s also one of the best books on the mechanics of doping, especially, in endurance sports, and on the psychology and pressure that can lead a good kid far […]

  • 2015: My Physical Year

    What is there to say about my physical year? I did more than I did in 2014, but still not nearly enough. It’s never enough. I could beat myself up over that, but instead, I’ll let the numbers do the talking. Running I ran 1383.6 miles in 2015. That’s about 300 more than in 2014. […]

  • Training Totals for the Week Ending 11-3-2013

    Could this be anymore uninteresting?  Nope. Maybe next week’s numbers will bring a bit more excitement.   The Numbers.   Run: 13  in 2:04:05 Bike: 20.4 in 1:45:39 Climb: 1:10 Strength and Flexibility: ~00:15 Total Exercise Time: ~5:00 Hebrew: 00:15  

  • Training Totals – Week Ending 10-20-2013

    Ran a little, biked a little, climbed a little.  Enjoyed myself for the first time in months.  Sore as hell from my return to climbing and body weight training — which is nice.  Looking forward to doing a little more of each in the coming week.  I’m a sucker for the feeling of a sore […]

  • The Return of the Training Totals

    The statistics page for this website makes clear that no one cares about my weekly training totals.*  That’s ok, if I was in this for the hit count I’d be posting about sideboobs and Miley Cyrus, not ultrarunning and ancient cultures.  Anyway, for the seven or eight of you who care how I spent my […]

  • Cycling 500,000 miles?

    I’ve written about running legend Amby Burfoot’s website 100k lifetime miles before.  Burfoot keeps a sort of unofficial record of runners who have logged at least 100,000 miles in their lifetime.  It’s an impressive list.  Running 100,000 miles takes incredible dedication and years upon years of consistent mileage.  I started way too late in life […]

  • The Egoist on the Fixed Gear

    Good friend and fellow cyclist Joe over at movement movement wrote a great post about his love for breaking the law on his bicycle.  The article wonderfully captures the romance of fixed gear bike culture in a specific place (New York) and a specific time (the early 2000s) but its conclusion that cyclists in New […]

  • Ten Hours Post Sandy

    Since I started obsessively logging my workout activities on Running Ahead, I have fantasized about crossing the line into serious jock-hood – spending ten hours or more exercising in a week.  I have come close a number of times, but never got there until Hurricane Sandy. This past week I climbed for two hours.  Ran thirty […]

  • Commuter Ethics in a Disaster Zone

    I’ve lived in New York through September 11th the black out of 2003, the transit strike of 2005, and now Hurricane Sandy.  In the days after those events, I’ve ridden my bike many times through a downtown Manhattan without power.  One thing has always been true – people behave better. New York can be an […]