Who’s the Old Fart?

I’m Michael, a 39-year old 45-year-old fat ass. I was a middling Cat 4 racer back in the 1980s. At the time, I was young and lacked focus. A knee injury in 1991 ended my failing cycling career. Now, I’m older and still lack focus, but I’m back on the bike! I even have my renewed license! Of course, I now weigh 235 240 pounds…maybe…up from my racing weight of around 165. Not bad for someone who’s 6’3″, but a long row to hoe for someone who’d like to be faster. Should prove an interesting project, and this is my blog about it. It’s not as though the world needed anymore vanity blogs…

Hence, the OLD F.at A.ss R.acing T.eam. Old Fart. Pretty stupid, really, but it gets people’s attention.

You can find me on the roads east NORTH of Tallahassee, Florida. I frequently show up for rides with the Capital City Cyclists, Tallahassee’s cycling club. I also recommend Higher Ground Bicycle Company, the best bike shop in Florida. Todd, Roger, Marcus, Tyler, Judy, et al. have tolerated me for nearly 10 years, and I don’t think I could find a better shop and a better group of people.

March 2009: The Old Fart at the Blue Line Century

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