What happens in a year when organized rides and races are cancelled or postponed due to a global pandemic and how do you maintain motivation to train when your objectives may not be that clear anymore? I addressed this in the previous post from my personal and professional perspective. I also asked a couple of … Read more

Redmond Derby Days Bicycle Race – 79 years and … longer counting.

        “After a lot of analysis and deliberation, the City of Redmond has decided to cancel the Criterium in 2020 and beyond…We have done a very deep dive into the costs and the needs of the city as a whole. While some of it comes down to cost, it also comes down … Read more

Wheels In, Wheels Out – A rant on taking responsibility and controlling something that you can control.

“Neutral” spare wheels are used for this event. Wheels you bring may be issued to other riders in the event of puncture during the race.”   This statement is on the website of a local bike race. My immediate thought?   “Sigh…..this again.”   Second thought?   “You have got to be kidding me.”   … Read more


You claim that you want [insert goal here]. Then in the very next breath you state that you just don’t have the time to do all of the things required. Well guess what? People make the time to do the things that they really want to do. So I ask you – do you really … Read more


The following piece entitled The Recipe was written by my friend Mark Twight back in 2011. Mark graciously gave me permission to repost it here. I first saw it when it appeared as one of his Sunday Sermons from the GJ days. More recently it has been posted on the Nonprophet website. In the past … Read more


The Seattle area criterium season is underway and registration for the 79th Annual Redmond Derby Days Criterium is now open! To register follow this link: 2019 Redmond Derby Days Criterium Registration Pre-registration will be open until Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm. Pre-reg and save (we handle the admin. fee!) Don’t miss out on … Read more