Healthy Cycling Checklist
- replaced your salads with grape salads (wine)?
- switched out the grilled chicken breast for charcuterie?
- changed from smoothies to bourbon maple peanut butter milkshakes?
- try and fail to get regular exercise?
Congratulations, you know just enough in order to “live well.”
But have you lost sight on what it means to be well?
Hi. I’m Gerald Rhodes, and I live in Boulder in CO. The cycling capital of North America. I have a fun loving passion for cycling and helping you to achieve your goals.
Here are some details about me and how I can help you:
When I was in my twenties, it was easy to stay fit. I lived in a healthy community. I had a low stress job, no family. The perfect conditions to live a healthy lifestyle.
As I got into my late thirties, I had a family, a house, and a stressful job. I lost sight of what it meant for me to be an athlete, to be healthy, and the freedom of cycling.
I felt hopeless.
A friend of mine who runs a downhill cycling team helped me fix up my 15 year old cyclocross bike. It sat in my garage for another month. After the Christmas binge on great food and wine, I weighed in at 190lbs. That was enough.
So I got on the bike indoors so I could ride after my wife and kids were asleep. I rode every day for about a month and did not see any results. Then I really began to take a good look at what I was doing.
I set a goal for myself. I used an app to track my progress. At first I could only see approximately how many calories I was burning. Depressing. So I rode more. I even started tracking my food.
I began to see progress. I got down to 180. Then I reached my goal of 170.
Time to draw a new line in the sand. Five months after I started I lost 30 pounds and was down to 160. When I competed in triathlons in my mid twenties I was usually at 155. And eight months into my journey I reached that goal.
For me, cycling is no longer about being faster, or losing weight. It’s about the power, grace, and inspiration I feel when I am out on a ride.
I can help you feel that too.
Let’s get started.
I’m here to help you get back out on the bike again. Put down the guilt, shame and regret. It’s useless.
Grab your bike and grab a hold of your life.