The past month-and-a-half has kicked my ass. I don’t want to bore you all with tales of my insanely chaotic and dysfunctional personal life, but the net result amounted to all but four days of riding in the past month, and that includes stationary training. The tan lines are fading, my leg stubble is morphing in hair, and my gut has started to expand at an exponentially frightening pace (no thanks to my penchant for dark brown ales - more on that in a later post). At least I can take comfort in knowing I'm not the first to struggle with adding extra holiday padding to my midsection.
Anyway, I’m back at the keyboard and wanted to express my gratitude to all those who have stopped in to visit. I am truly amazed by the number of folks who have discovered TVM (The Virtual Musette) in such a short period of time. A very large part of this success can be attributed to the help extended by my fellow biking bloggers. Please visit their sites, as their fine work was the impetus for creating this blog. Thanks to:
Peter from Bobke Strut
Chris from The Podium Café
Brian from The Road Bike
Bike Snob aka Bike Snob from Bike Snob NYC
Cosmo from Cyclocosm
Barry from Cycling Revealed
A special thanks to the following for providing a link to TVM on their sites:
Guy from le grimpeur
James aka Peloton Jim from Endless Cycle
Leonard aka Granny’s 30 from Triple Crankset
Best wishes to everyone in the New Year.
Photo: Der Kaiser, Jan Ullrich, at his chubby best (1998).