Category Archives: Road Cycling

Biking Mt Mitchell

Unseasonably warm temperatures across North Carolina made for an early spring thaw in the mountains and a perfect opportunity to ride up Mt Mitchell before the crowds arrive. To more fully immerse myself in nature and avoid vehicle traffic, I … Continue reading

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Epic Road Cycling: Guardsmans Pass – Park City, UT

As the only IMBA Gold-Level ride center in the US, Park City is a mecca for mountain biking. The body can only take so many days in a row of off-road pounding however; sometimes a road ride is a welcome … Continue reading

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Biking in Durham and Hillsborough NC

Durham, NC is a great place to be a cyclist. It has all the vibrancy and dynamism of an up-and-coming city, but retains out-the-door access to tranquil and rustic countryside that’s perfect for cycling.

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Darby Roubaix 2015

On Sunday I competed in my first ever road race, Darby Roubaix, capping a weekend of camping at Bandits Roost and riding the phenomenal singletrack at W. Kerr Scott Dam.

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Cycling Pilot Mountain State Park

To celebrate the first day of Spring I headed out to Pilot Mountain State Park, my favorite road riding locale in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. If you haven’t already, check out my first post on Pilot Mountain here. Continue reading … Continue reading

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Fall Biking in Durham, NC

After a long, hot summer I always look forward to cooler weather, a harvest bounty at the farmers market, and the explosion of fall color. Here are some leaf season shots I took during recent bike ride around Durham and … Continue reading

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Biking in Boone

They say you don’t count the days in the mountains, but I’m clinging on to them for dear life. Some very generous family members are letting me stay in their cabin near Boone, NC for a few weeks. I’m dividing … Continue reading

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NC Piedmont Climbing: Pilot Mountain

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Training: East Coast Altitude – Boone NC

As my better half Katharine and I embarked on our move back to North Carolina, we filled the four day gap between our DC move-out date and our Durham move-in date by taking a trip to Boone.  We visited often … Continue reading

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Powered By Physics: Finding the Right Gear

Before the advent of geared drivetrains for bicycles, the pedals and cranks were directly connected to the hub.  On these “direct-drive” bikes, one rotation of the pedals corresponded with one rotation of the drive wheel.  Accordingly, wheel size and pedaling … Continue reading

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