Peek into the Life of an Amateur Bike Racer - III

There was a period of two weeks that were just flats galore. Both road bikes out of commission at the same time. UUUGH.

There was a period of two weeks that were just flats galore. Both road bikes out of commission at the same time. UUUGH.

Sorry looking wheels.

Sorry looking wheels.

All fixed!

All fixed!

Summer's here - gotta start bringing dry/crunchy bars only on rides unfortunately.

Summer's here - gotta start bringing dry/crunchy bars only on rides unfortunately.

ToC - Tour Tracker is so great, which they had something similar for the Euro races.

ToC - Tour Tracker is so great, which they had something similar for the Euro races.

More tire trouble. A big piece of glass in the center of the tire meant having to use a bill to make a temporary tire boot to get home.

More tire trouble. A big piece of glass in the center of the tire meant having to use a bill to make a temporary tire boot to get home.

Mmmmmmm tofu and veggiezzzzzzz

Mmmmmmm tofu and veggiezzzzzzz

ToC was so exciting!

ToC was so exciting!

Doing TT efforts on the  loop around Sweetwater Brewery  is a great intown option.

Doing TT efforts on the loop around Sweetwater Brewery is a great intown option.

Streaming ToC to the TV. We cut the cable about 6 years ago, and stream everything via the web/Hulu/Netflix.

Streaming ToC to the TV. We cut the cable about 6 years ago, and stream everything via the web/Hulu/Netflix.

If you gotta do a local 5K you may as well win your age category.

If you gotta do a local 5K you may as well win your age category.

Garmin HR monitor needed a new battery.

Garmin HR monitor needed a new battery.

Rest day the week before a race means bike cleaning day!

Rest day the week before a race means bike cleaning day!

Philadelphia International Cycling Classic was exciting! Not only did it feature Chris Horner throwing his bike and getting a tow back to the peloton, but Prades Reverte (Caja Rural-Seguros) won on a Fuji Transonic!

Philadelphia International Cycling Classic was exciting! Not only did it feature Chris Horner throwing his bike and getting a tow back to the peloton, but Prades Reverte (Caja Rural-Seguros) won on a Fuji Transonic!

BEETS ARE HARD TO BEAT.

BEETS ARE HARD TO BEAT.

I really like green onions.

I really like green onions.

TT warmup.

TT warmup.

I've been trying to figure out the best pizza cheese combo: flavorful, even browning, quick melting, easy to eat (pulls apart well for single bites).

I've been trying to figure out the best pizza cheese combo: flavorful, even browning, quick melting, easy to eat (pulls apart well for single bites).

Provolone on the bottom, pre-cooked pepperoni and mushrooms to get rid of fat/moisture, fresh jalapenos for my side.

Provolone on the bottom, pre-cooked pepperoni and mushrooms to get rid of fat/moisture, fresh jalapenos for my side.

I know it's not good for me, but I LOVE extra cheese.

I know it's not good for me, but I LOVE extra cheese.

This was a good result, I thought.

This was a good result, I thought.

Got to climb some mountains for Father's Day!

Got to climb some mountains for Father's Day!

Blackened shrimp and veggies NOLA-esque stylz.

Blackened shrimp and veggies NOLA-esque stylz.

Some intown climbing -  Crestlawn Cemetery  is hard to beat.

Some intown climbing - Crestlawn Cemetery is hard to beat.