About the Reluctant Cyclist

I was a runner. I have completed over a dozen marathons and half marathons. Seven years ago I met someone on a fitness singles website who was a cyclist. Now I own one pair of running shoes but have accumulated five bikes. A Gunnar Sport (Steel is Real), a vintage Mercian, a Cannondale tandem, A Salsa Vaya, and the latest addition is a Tern folding bike.  My wardrobe has gone from running shorts and shirts to padded bike shorts and jerseys. 

I want to use this page to share my experiences as the Reluctant Cyclist. Please excuse me if I use a few expletives when the addict moves the finish line or adds just one more hill for good measure.

I live in Cincinnati, OH and am excited to say that Cincinnati is fast becoming one of the best cities for cyclists. Beer, Bikes, and Baseball is what we are known for.

I love to make a vacation out of a bike tour. Actually, I just like to take vacations. In 2014 the Bike Junkie and I rode across Iowa in RAGBRAI, and conquered Great Britain's  Peak District in L'Eroica Britannia, the inaugural year. Unfortunately when you register for a big ride you must commit to training. 


If you would like info about this blog, please email me at info@thereluctantcyclist.com


Horsey Hundred, Lexington, KY
This beauty wanted to eat my helmet.

The Salsa
Vintage Mercian

The Gunnar. Horsey Hundred 2012
Mine is on the left. The other belongs to Velo Junkie.


L'Eroica Britania 2014
with the Mercian
My Miami University Cycling Team Jersey