Hi…I’m Ron Fritzke, and I’m passionate about cycling. It wasn’t always this way. I used to be intense about running. That is, until I tore my Achilles tendon while running speed work with my son.
Well, after trying off and on for over four years to run through my injury, I’ve had to conclude that there will be no more running for me. So like the pirates used to sing… Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s the cyclist’s world for me.
I say I was intense about running, but a lot people slogging around Central Park say the same thing. So here’s a short rendition of my running bio (not the long version that I recite each and every Thanksgiving when all the relatives are held captive by a turkey dinner).
My high school running days ended in 1975 with me running the 13th fastest 2-mile in the USA for that year. I then went to college on a track and cross-country scholarship. After college I ran for Adidas, running the Boston marathon in 2:17, and culminated my competitive running career in 1984 by running in the USA Olympic trials marathon. So why do I tell you all this?
Because I bring the same intensity and passion that I had for running into just about anything I do. Now that I’ve discovered cycling, I’ve been scouring the information highway for information about cycling apparel. That’s where you come in…
If you care to learn what I’ve been finding out, you’re welcome here in my crazy world!
Update- Since I started this site five years ago, my experience with cycling has really changed. I started ‘old man’ racing two years ago and am currently a Cat 3 road bike racer. Now I’m firmly entrenched in the cycling world. I have a great coach, seven bikes in the garage, carbon fiber in just about everything, and five bike racks (none of which is perfect for every situation).
It’s funny. Items in the world of cycling that I found to be so amusing several years ago are now part of me.
Existentially, of course.
So you’ll find a mixture of tone to my articles. I originally saw a level of hilarity in many cycling items of clothing. Particularly anything made of Lycra.
Now that cycling is so much a part of me, and I don’t have the cajones to laugh at myself, the articles tend to be spared from my original level of cycling scoff. Either way, I think you’ll benefit from surfing through the almost 100 articles cataloged in the top navigation bar above.