About Me

My name is MastersTTRacer. I am USA Cycling-licensed Category 4 Masters Age Group amateur competitive cyclist. I am also a former USA Cycling-certified Level 3 Coach.

During a period of 12 years (over the past 17 years), I entered 22 road races/criteriums (2001 to 2004) and finished 11 of them. I’ve finished fast (20 mph average) solo centuries in 2002 and 2003, without the aid of a paceline or companion riders. I have entered 65 time trials (2010 to 2017) and finished all of them, with 16 victories, including nine local Senior Olympics age-group championships, a state Senior Games age-group championship, a state age-group championship, two regional age-group time trial series championships, and 30 podium finishes. I have logged over 113,000 training miles to date. I have survived prostate cancer and two serious bike crashes, one in a race and the other while training.

My purpose in writing this blog is to provide my family, friends, and colleagues with a behind-the-scenes look at the training and racing of an amateur competitive cyclist. I have structured this blog so that the pages listed in the navigation bar above provide background information about my training, racing, gear, and diet. The front page posts, on the other hand, provide more detailed weekly updates on my training, any breaking news, and individual race reports throughout the race season.

On January 2, 2018, I will be offering my coaching services to novice competitive time trial cyclists in the Masters 35-99 age-groups. I will help them assess their competitive potential before starting with a structured, systematic, and progressive training program to compete in their first time trials. I will provide detailed guidance on the “four steps to the podium” (lifestyle, gear, training, and racing) for a reasonable monthly fee. More information will be posted in the weeks ahead.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me through the form below.