Rail to Trail Sparks Cycling Boom In Denton

January 9, 2012

 

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy posted a nice article about Denton’s Katy Rail Trail on their website. The use of the trail is expected to increase even more when the bridge over Loop 288 is completed.  You can read the entire article on the RTR page by clicking here.

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Cycling Double-Speak

January 5, 2012

It’s that time of the year again – the time of year when riders start to break out the cycling double-speak.  Here are some of the comments you might overhear on an upcoming group ride:

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I’m tired today = I feel great and plan to dust you

No-drop ride = Better bring your cell phone, because you’ll need directions later

I’m sticking to my training plan = I’m on the wheel of the first guy who makes a move

I never get dropped = When I inevitably get dropped, I claim to have been sticking to my training plan

I’m toast = I’m hurting, but have saved just enough to beat you in the final sprint

I’ve never taken PEDs = Do we really need to bring up the past?

I haven’t been training at all lately = I’ve been training harder than ever to dominate our group ride

Today is a recovery day for me = You’re gonna be crying like a baby by the end of today’s ride

I need some good base mileage at a moderate HR = I’m going to race you from the start

My shifting has been really balky lately = I just did a complete tune-up and perfectly dialed in everything

It’s a recovery ride / I’m sore / I’m coming down with something / I’m just going to spin today, etc. = If I get dropped it’s because of whatever lame excuse I just mentioned.

Courtesy of RoadBikeRider


2011 Corinth Cycling website in review

January 3, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.