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  • Dear #ATL – We can cut traffic by 20%

    Posted on April 11th, 2017 Scott 1 comment

    Dear #ATL – We can cut traffic by 20%

    This has been my pet idea for a very long time. It is as simple as it gets and could benefit us ALL in the #ATL. If each and every one of us figured out a way to do an “Alternative Commute” just ONE DAY PER WEEK, traffic would be cut on average by 20%.

    You now say “What is an alternative commute?” Ride your bike, carpool, work from home, take Marta, ride the bus, hike, take your best hoverboard and showcase it to the world – whatever! Just get off the road! You know I love my motorcycle, but even THAT doesn’t really count.

    I challenged myself to take at least one alternative commute per week – do you have the courage to start the 20% movement? #LetsDothis!

    #ATL #FiftyNotFat #BikeCommute #TrafficSucks
    #blogit

    Dear #ATL – We can cut traffic by 20%

    This has been my pet idea for a very long time. It is as simple as it gets and could benefit us ALL in the #ATL. If each and every one of us figured out a way to do an “Alternative Commute” just ONE DAY PER WEEK, traffic would be cut on average by 20%.

    You now say “What is an alternative commute?” Ride your bike, carpool, work from home, take Marta, ride the bus, hike, take your hover board – whatever! Just

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  • Trying out Tuesday

    Posted on April 5th, 2017 Scott 1 comment

    In the 11 seasons I have participated in some way, at the Dick Lane Velodrome, I have never raced or participated on a Tuesday – that changed yesterday! It's Masters night – and being more masterly than I used to be, decided to give it a go.

    Five Lap Scratch

    On the line it became 7. I had about 5 laps of speed, but managed to hang in there and not finish last. The field was a spaced out just enough so I would have to squeeze through gaps to move up, and possibly make others feel funky… good race.

    Point-a-Lap

    I hate a point-a-lap. They are just not an event I have ever done well in. They are fast from the gun and only get faster. Undergeared and under-powered, I did enjoy about 7 laps second wheel behind Barman. I then faded, but was pleasantly surprised at my speed. With no track training, I guess losing over 60 pounds helps?

    Points Race

    Prior to our race, the beginners decided to crash rather dramatically. Lots of noise, sparks and people bouncing. I wasn't "phased" by this, but it led to a long delay. My legs felt like crap. I decided to stretch them out early, just a lap on the gas. It was fun to roll off the field and others commented later "It was good to see Scott roll off like Scott rolls off!" Anyway … 2-3 laps later, there was a HORRIFIC noise in the field. Sounded just like the previously described crash. I don't have time to bounce…. so I backed off…. went high, looking for bodies on the ground but they never showed up. Turns out Barman's chain came off. Riding a carbon bike, they amplify all sounds and make it sound like somebody abusing an aircraft carrier or something. As that sorted out they were ringing the bell…. I was OTB… race was over, but training continued for 21 more laps.

    I've got some work to do, but man, I had fun!

    #blogit #FiftyNotFat #44 

    Trying out Tuesday…

    In the 11 seasons I have participated in some way, at the Dick Lane Velodrome, I have never raced or participated on a Tuesday – that changed yesterday! It’s Masters night – and being more masterly than I used to be, decided to give it a go.

    Five Lap Scratch

    On the line it became 7. I had about 5 laps of speed, but managed to hang in there and not finish last. The field was a spaced out just enough so I would have to

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