When training becomes difficult

I’ve been riding now for about 3 years, and each year I usually ride for an event that is lengthy. When training becomes difficult for various reasons, I struggle to stay focused and dedicated. It’s not that I lose interest in riding, I just have those days where getting on the bike is so hard,... Read more »

Mechanical doping and what it means to a cycling fan

Mechanical doping and what it means to a cycling fan. Have you heard about this “new” invention? Maybe I can help shed a little light on what the buzz is all about. I had heard briefly about this new debacle a few months ago, but dismissed it as just another rumor in a world of... Read more »

Shut up and ride

Making sure the GoPro was working
Back in February of this year, I posted what I thought would be my last blog. I was ready to give up on this idea of The Accidental Cyclist. I had lost interest, didn’t care about riding or writing anymore, and in general, not wanting to do anything else. That was my depression talking. I... Read more »

We all have those friends

We all have those friends, you know the ones that you do everything with. But as time goes by, you grow, and lives change, people move and friendships end. When I was a kid, I had one friend named Matt, and we did everything together. His family and mine were close; our parents spent a... Read more »

So there is this thing called a blog

So there is this thing called a blog, and I’ve been absent, as you might have noticed. Partly because I’ve lost interest in writing and riding. Funny how those are similar in the audible sense. It’s just that time of year, I guess and my current physical state really hasn’t gotten any better. If anything,... Read more »

This is what Dave’s perfect day would be like

This is what Dave’s perfect day would be like. After a good night’s sleep, I would be awoken ever so softly by the kisses of my bride, whispering in my ear, “Sweetheart, it’s time to get up. I made your breakfast for you because you have a big day ahead.” I would make my way... Read more »

Eating healthy should be a no brainer

Eating healthy should be a no brainer. But for me, when it comes to fueling my body properly, it’s usually no Bueno. I understand all the benefits of clean eating, but being addicted to fast food, it’s hard to stay focused and committed to a new lifestyle of clean eating. It started at an early... Read more »

Tony Stewart cleared of manslaughter charges

I don’t care who you are, a death in racing is still a tragedy. This comes in the recent news of Tony Stewart cleared of manslaughter charges in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. I understand, racing is racing. There will be retaliation, spin outs and what not. Tony in his earlier career was not... Read more »

Buyer's remorse; my rant

Used to be, when you made a purchase, either large or small, if you didn’t like it, you could return it with no questions asked. Seems like lately, though, when you do make a large purchase, the merchant, whether local or regional, isn’t too concerned about your satisfaction and keeping you as a loyal customer as... Read more »

When an obstacle can be a good thing

My wife and I have been training for a local charity ride called The Pumpkin Pedal. It’s sponsored by the Special Olympics of Illinois, and it’s a nice way to give back to those who need it. It’s also a family fun event. During this training, we have been doing well and staying on track. I’m... Read more »