Start Here Get Your Free Guide When I was in my early twenties, it was easy to stay in shape. I lived in one of the healthiest, bicycle centric communities in the US, I had plenty of time outside of my 9-5 job, and I had the metabolism of, well, a twenty-five year old. I started to “compete” in triathlons. I put compete in quotations because I was never very competitive. As I entered my mid forties, I still lived in a healthy community, and my life had changed. More demanding job, married with two kids, and a house. I thought I was living the good life. I had learned how to cook good food and knew good wine. But I forgot what it meant to be an athlete, I forgot what it felt to be on my bike, I forgot what it meant to be healthy. So I got out and ran. I trained for my first half marathon. I felt really good and lost 15 pounds. I finished under my projected time without any real training program other than gradually increasing my mileage. I was determined to run, but never really passionate about running. Then I got hurt with an overuse injury. So I stopped. And I gained all the weight back. I was stuck in a rut. I thought by getting on my bicycle with my toddler once in awhile, I could see some results. I hoped I would lose weight and feel better. But I didn’t. After the Holidays, I had all the wine and great food I could eat. I did not wait for New Year’s Day, I did not make a resolution. I made a commitment to my bike. My friend Phil helped my piece back together my 13 year old cyclocross bike (raced once) with some new cables and brake pads. I got out my wife’s magnetic indoor trainer that was covered in a very thick layer of dust. I put on some old bike shorts, picked a playlist on the iPod, pushed play, and started to ride. You see, I have been there. I was young once (was I ever that young?) and I thought I was still that 25 year old, racing triathlons. But I was not him any longer. Far from him. It took committing to myself to really make a change. It was not easy when I first started. It is not easy today. It takes passion and persistence. It takes concentration and compromise. I’m lucky, I love to ride. I understand I want to be on my bike most days to achieve my goals. I have to focus on what I eat and how much I eat. I know I love prosciutto, but I can’t have it for every meal. I love a good Chateneuf du Pape – who doesn’t! And I can not enjoy an entire bottle every night. There is something to be said for simplicity in this journey. You don’t need to over think it. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars. You just need to be in action. And I can guide you. Register for my best work and I will keep you up to date on your new cycling community. A community dedicated to your success on the bicycle. Let me be of service to you and lend you my experiences so you too can find your reason to ride bikes.