State Of The Big Ring

Hey there big ringers. It has been a while since I have posted regularly on here. The last 18 months I have lost my way in a lot of areas for a number of reasons. I like to think I have grown a lot in that time and have gained a new perpective on riding my bike and life in general. So what does all this mean for Big Ring? Big things! Yesterday I opened my big mouth on twitter:

Shooting my mouth off on Twitter

Time to walk the walk

So clearly it is time for me to stop fucking around. I have been training at Gym Jones all winter and strength wise I feel great. I trust those guys completely and know it is paying off big for me. My time on the bike has been minimal though. That ends today. Point here is The Rev is coming back in a big way. Do I think I can win The Crusher? Yes I really do but I have a shit-load of work to do. I need to drop 12-15lbs without losing power. No problem the Gym Jones crew has my back on that. What I need to do is the miles. Lots of miles. I am going in with the intention of winning, if I don’t then sure i will have egg on my face but honestly I don’t care what anyone thinks. I have a score to settle with that race and as long as I do the work and ride to my potential I will consider my turnaround complete. For me The Crusher is a marker. The point where I went off the rails. Curb stomping that race on my 3rd attempt will close the door on a lot of demons for me.

So where does that leave this site? I am going to make a commitment to post regular updates here on my progress. Not really a training log per say but more of a narrative of what I am doing and thinking along the way. I want to do more equipment reviews, more video. Here is where I need some help. I would love to have people contribute content to the site. Pictures, videos, motivating stories etc. I want to build Big Ring into more of a community. The Wolfe and I are going to be doing a facelift on the site so bear with us in the near term. Keep an eye on the storefront as well as we will be adding items and updating inventory.

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6 Responses to “State Of The Big Ring”

  1. Chris March 1, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    You know I have you guys for fotos. I drive a mean moto-pace scooter too, ask T$. Power forward, bury the demons Rev.

  2. Tim Az March 1, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    You go Rev! I would love to help in any way I can with what ever time I have. I to am targeting The Crusher as my one cycling goal before CX season. My mental problem being my honeymoon. A month in Europe with my lovely bride May-June. This is my usual time to reconnect with my bikes after a long winter and many days of standing sideways. I am going to have to really focus on my on goal once I return. I will be looking to fellow Big Ringers for help with miles and riding partners. Long days on the bike. I really want to bring the 3 peat home! Stoked for you Rev. You’ve got this.

  3. Jemie March 1, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Trap that goal and put it in a bag!! Always here to help in any way. Long live COTBR.

  4. ID March 1, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Go get it Rev. It’s already yours if you want it that bad.

  5. Tate Litchfield March 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Great stuff man, Im signed up to do the Crusher as well for the first time this year. Ill probably pick you and the rest of the teams brains out over the next few months for tips and advice. Let me know if I can help with anything I would love to be involved with the blog or the new website.

  6. Jim Noble March 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Hey Rev, I hear you loud and clear. I myself have been led astray over the last 10 months and am in the need for some serious miles. I had planned on doing the Crusher for the 1st time this year, but ended up having to sell my cross bike. Big bummer there, not only killed my cross season, but also my Crusher plans. I’m just up the road from you, let’s get some more the COTBR team together and start putting in some serious saddle time!

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