A blurry shot of the 200 mile group. I am second from the left in a borrowed vest and arm warmers (thanks John!)
On Saturday, August 8th, I completed my first double century (200 miles) bike ride with a small group of Thread City Cyclers. The ride took us from Willington, CT to Portland, ME. The route had been ridden multiple times by Garth Bean, and he was gracious enough to let us tag along this time around.
All in all, I must say it was an incredible experience. It took an indescribable amount of physical and mental endurance, and it is definitely an athletic achievement I am glad to have completed.
James Stewart took the win in Salt Lake City. Photo by Brendan Lutes of TWMX.
James Stewart is a superstar of the motocross industry. He rides with incredible flow and style and is constantly raising the sport to a new level. In addition, he is the most well known motocross rider, outside of the industry.
After writing an article on Stewart's new website and Twitter account, I recently got a chance to interview the motocross sensation. Below is the interview in both audio and text format. Enjoy!
There's the Tour de France, Tour of California, and even the Tour Down Under. But how about the Tour of America? While it hasn't happened yet (although it's in the works for 2009), Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race has decided to make his very own Tour of America as he makes a 42 day long trek across America, from Los Angeles to New York.
While the official purpose of this ride is to raise money and spread awareness for Multiple Sclerosis, his ride is also sending another message – one of leading a healthy life supplemented by exercise and good nutrition.
Both motocross and cycling are very intense adrenaline pumping sports. As a result, music is a great motivational factor for both activities. While “good” music is obviously a very subjective thing, everyone is always looking for good music, and because of this, my favorite motivational music for riding is listed below. Feel free to check out the artists and leave your comments/recomendations at the end of the article.
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Hey Everyone, I just wanted to drop a (very) quick note and let you all know that for the next week and a half, I won't be updating due to a school trip to Greece and Italy. I am very excited for this trip and I truthfully cannot wait to depart tomorrow. Hopefully when I get back I w
ill be able to have a lot of new content for you guys and possibly a redesign of this site. Also, when I return, I will (hopefully) start racing motocross again, as my dad will have returned from California! Well, I check back in sometime around the end of next week. Until then, farewell!