I realize that this website is mainly used to tell stories of crazy winter rides, race results, and general cycling goofiness. It is also a blog. Today i’ve decided to blog. It is January 27th… and also my 1 year reunion since the beginning of my cycling journey (roughly). A year ago I bought my first bike with drop handlebars, clip-less pedals, 10 speeds, and skinny tires. It was a modest bike and i didn’t know to much about cycling. I remember going on my first group ride. I got dropped so bad because i bonked. I literally felt my body crumble minute by minute. I was miserable, i wanted to quit, i wanted to call my mom, and i wanted to never see any of these a-holes any more. Fast forward one year. Cycling has absolutely changed my life. This past year of my life has been the most eventful so far. Graduating college, getting a real job, terrible relationship break ups, and depressing personal issues. The common denominator that i can gather about my overall “radstokedness” , if you will, is team hungry. I was in a terrible place these last couple of months and i put on a huge mask because of it. This all goes beyond racing and training. I have made some amazing life long friendships with 15 or so of the most rad dudes and ladies around. I know i’m going to be teased so bad about this because michael thinks that I am way to into social media, but oh well michael get over it. Here is to a great first year and hopefully many more years to come. Thanks to our awesome sponsors and also thanks to you Michael, Scott, Starr, Andrew, Eric, Kerry, Ali, Tim, Young Zach, Tee, James, Jamie, Anne, Blair, Adam, Matt, Benny Hay, Brian, and Glenn.