100 Miles of Nowhere

Or 100 Miles of somewhere? I had to think long and hard before deciding that I wouldn’t be entering the 100 Miles of Nowhere this year. Very long. Very hard. (That’s what she said. What?) Two things made me disqualify myself. It is with shameful regret that I will now share those reasons with you. Do not let me dissuade you. It’s an awesome event and well worth doing! Reason 1: When I heard it was on again, I felt my butt cheeks clench Now normally, that would be a good thing. Good exercise. Clench, release. Clench, release. Glute workout …

SUFFERFESTIVUS TIME

In August 2009 I layered up for a chilly winter’s ride in Melbourne, Australia. After fueling up on coffee, I trudged downstairs to the garage to inspect my friend’s loaner bike. Amelia’s bike was what a second-hand store would call Vintage with a capital V. If they’d ever ridden it, they would perhaps consider changing it to “death trap” and like me, yearn to throw it in the river with a mighty heave-ho. But I’m skipping ahead. At that moment standing there in that cold garage, it was perfect. The only thing that really stood out to me was the …

“100 Miles of Nowhere” on Rollers

I always imagined my first century ride would be somewhere scenic. And with other riders. But the challenge of this century – the 100 Miles of Nowhere – is that it has to be on rollers, your trainer, or the smallest route possible. I chose rollers. If you’re inspired by this ride, donate to the Fat Cyclist’s Livestrong page. That’s what it’s all for kids! Music: The Killers cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay” Visit http://fatcyclist.com for inspiration daily. WIN SUSAN! And no, I did not eat all that food on the day. Particularly the 100 mile marker chocolate pudding (which …

e-motion rollers

Picked up a set of e-motion rollers for the winter. I thought Pros/Cons list might be useful for those wondering if a set of these need to be in their future. Price paid: $775 (not including shipping) Bought from: Inside Ride’s eBay store Full Disclosure: I have never owned rollers before, nor tried any other brand. Hey, before October, I’d never owned a road bike (I have traveled to many countries with my trusty MTB by my side though – between me and the road actually – so I’m not new to riding). THE PROS 1. They’re rollers for dummies. …