Thoughts in Training Blogs

May 1, 2022

A small piece of a good story

As a centurion, he acted as chief of police, and he doubled as the magistrate, hearing all cases that required justice. In the modern world, the executive branch and judicial branch are often considered to be in conflict, but in ancient Rome, no such thinking existed. Add to the list of responsibilities that he was the head of all the tax collectors. Caesarea had over 100,000 people by some estimates, and it was a transit point for merchants from around the world. Administration of all these was his day job. He had to do all of it as a new follower of Christ.
March 27, 2022

Spain 2022, Part 2 of 3: By the Calendar

Although we don’t take North Carolina to Spain, or vice versa, our mentality does travel as we traverse these two cycling destinations. Let me use chronology to tell tales.
March 18, 2022

Spain Cycling Tour , Part 1

However, at the end of 2021, we began to put our vision into the market to see who might want to try cycling in Spain. Quickly, many of the athletes that I coach signed up. Some agreed to bring their wives. Then, someone I didn’t know decided to jump in. Soon, all the available space at the villa was full, and I labeled our trip as sold out. I began saying no to people who wanted to come.
January 12, 2022

What is life becoming?

How many of us can answer the question, “what do you do for a living?” with precisely one sentence and […]
December 31, 2021

A year in Review with measurements

Accountability means measurement, and measurement means numbers. That logic must begin with the teacher applying it to himself. Therefore, here is my year in review by measurement and numbers.
November 15, 2021

The Liability of an Asset

Pick up your Cross!  If you are committed to God’s word being truth, take not just to heart but also to action that God calls us to treat our bodies like the temple.  Sure, it is hard work to establish a committed relationship with an exercise regimen, but we are called to do this.  The temple was the holiest place on the Earth for literally a  thousand years. Indeed, you are called to do the same thing for about 80 years.  Taking care of yourself requires toughness, whether you like it or not!
September 29, 2021

2021 Long Course National Championship: a race without superlatives

After I crossed, the finish line, I greeted my friends and started telling stories about all the alien abductions I saw during the run as my mind played tricks on me. Or maybe not.
August 3, 2021

What Is Happiness?

Have you ever been asked, “are you happy?”  It can be awkward to answer, as you must read between the […]
June 6, 2021

Reflections on riding the Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile scenic route takes you and your bike between Rockfish Gap, VA and Cherokee, NC over the course of six days of moving the cranks. The route is the longest planned road in the US, with construction starting in 1935 and ending in 1987. The park was built with the intent to allow visitors to be “gorged on scenery,” with “one panorama following right on another.”