Todd's Blog

I laid in bed at 5:50am.  To ride or not to ride?  Roll over and sleep I told myself.  5:58, trying to sleep rarely works for me.  6:07, still up?  Might as well get your runny nose out there, just take it easy. Hammering on the bike when sick will generally give you one of..
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by Todd Brown   (Previously printed in Competitor Magazine) After a 35-year span of racing and riding all sorts of two wheelers, I can definitely say that I still can’t get enough of the thrill I get every time I throw my leg over a seat.  During the last 10 months , though, I have found..
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Watching is NOT Doing. While watching a great cyclist on TV or Live is thrilling and even inspiring it will not actually make me faster or better. It’s simply the joy of watching someone else do great work. This does not entitle me to reap the rewards of greatness. For me to do great work,..
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Train with the best, and lift the rest. It’s not a mantra, it’s a goal. To keep myself sharp, I constantly search out the best riders and rides. Training with people who are better, always lifts my game. I push harder to stay with them, and in the process I learn all I can. Many..
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“Dad was always the force behind me.” While eulogizing his father, my cousin shared the story of his first two wheeler. At age 7, he was ready to go for it. Uncle Raymond took him out into the street and held that bike steady from behind. Mike mounted the new bike and took his first..
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