Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Gearing up

I’m getting geared up for the 185 mile Chesapeake and Ohio towpath ride (attempt) this fall. According to the website, I must have a bike bell and the Paw Paw tunnel is completely dark, so a bike light is needed. I’ll also have to contend with different temperatures and possibly rain, so I purchased the German-made Ortlieb 11 liter saddle pack to hold all my rain gear and extra clothes and supplies.

1998 Porsche Bike S for sale

1998 Porsche Bike S for sale
A friend of mine in the Atlanta, Georgia area is selling a 1998 Porsche Bike S. This bike is in good shape with recently refurbished forks (with new elastomers) and new mountain bike tires. This bike still has the original seat and stock reflector set. The 1998 Bike S also has the upgraded forks (with heavy duty spring) and updated grip shifters, that the previous model didn't include. The frame is the medium size and fits people up to 6'2" This is a good buy at the asking price of $975.00. If you're interested, message me and I'll get you in touch with the seller.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Laguna Seca in the GT4 Clubsport

I would like to participate in some of the PCA Sim Races this fall. To do that, I need to get proficient in the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. I've been practicing the last few evenings with a best lap of 1:35.165. Here's a video of that lap. Watching it I can see there is more time to gain.

C&O training, Day 3 of 3

1998 Bike S 28 mile today from Baltimore to Annapolis and back on the old train route. Lots of people riding, jogging and walking on this fantastic morning.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

C&O training, Day 2 of 3

Two loops around the Baltimore Washington International Airport paved bike path equaling 21 miles this morning on the 1998 Bike S. Tomorrow planning day 3 of 3 on the Baltimore to Annapolis bike trail.

Friday, June 26, 2020

C&O training, Day 1 of 3

With my 2020 Porsche Bike S goal of riding the 185-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Towpath, I need some practice riding three consecutive days. So, today I rode 20 miles around the dirt and paved paths of the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. 20 miles is short compared to the 60 miles I'll need to average doing the C&O, but I need to start somewhere. Tomorrow I'm planning another 20 miles with two loops around the BWI airport loop.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

C&O Canal Towpath trail map

I’m still hoping to ride the 185-mile C&O Canal Towpath this fall. To keep me motivated I hung a trail map poster on the kitchen wall. I’m planning the three-day ride averaging 60 miles per day. The map is helping me figure out the evening stops for lodging and beer. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Early morning Severn ride

I jammed a 6 mile ride at 14 miles an hour average early this morning around my neighborhood. Just a fun fast little ride up and down some hills doing a loop around Severn, Maryland.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Patuxent Wildlife Refuge mud ride

20 mile ride this morning around and through the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. Rained yesterday so today was a mix of asphalt, dirt, mud, sand and water. I’m glad I got my rear tire splash fender on for this ride!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Custom Bike R build

My new friend and fellow PCA member sent me a photo of his Porsche bike build in progress. He bought a late 1990s Porsche Bike R road bike frame and forks and is building up a commuter bike. I love the brown leather saddle and handlebar grips ... very classic Porsche look! This will be a very unique and one of a kind Porsche bicycle. Can’t wait to see the final build. 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Porsche won the GTE class in this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual sports car race. To celebrate Porsche's win in this first ever, fully sanctioned WEC sim Le Mans race, I turned a few laps in the GTE class winning car at the Le Mans circuit. Porsche victory, Porsche Bike S ride, Cayenne S drive and sim laps in the winning Porsche RSR … great Porsche day!

Patuxent Wildlife Refuge ride

Needing to increase my mileage and riding frequency to attempt the Chesapeake and Ohio Towpath ride later this fall, I went to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge for my third day in a row bike ride. Looking for more suitable places to ride, I came across this wildlife area near my house. It was near perfect riding conditions with great weather and very few cars in this natural preserve. The only thing keeping it from perfect was the “wildlife loop” road wasn’t actually a loop. So I had to do a bunch of out and backs to get the mileage I wanted. Still, all in all this was a great ride today!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Gear-tuning ride

I needed to tune my gear shifting a little bit, so this morning I went out for a short ride to check my work from yesterday. Still need to do a little bit on the front derailer and the largest gear.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Back around the airport

Today I rode the 1998 Porsche Bike S around the 11-mile BWI airport loop. I love this little bike path. The weather was great, warm with a little breeze and some nice sunshine. It was fun to get back out. I hope this is the beginning of a lot of summer cycling.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Porsche RS Spyder at Road Atlanta

Not my fastest or best lap for sure, but what a blast driving the Porsche RS Spyder at Road Atlanta!

Photo opportunity

Drove the Boxster by the PCA office today. Made for a good photo op. 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

1990s Porsche bike shirt

A friend of mine just sent these photos of a shirt he got back in the 1990s featuring the original USA release of the Porsche Bike S and Bike FS. So cool he found it and sent me these images to add to this blog.

Post Pandemic ride

With the stay-at-home orders lifted, I rode the 1998 Porsche Bike S 22 miles on the Baltimore to Annapolis bike path this morning. It was a fun ride but my lower back started hurting. I’m gonna need to lose a few pounds and work my way back up to higher mileage again. The stay-at-home definitely put a dent in my cycling ability.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Summer tires back on

This morning I put the summer rims and tires back on the 2006 Porsche Cayenne S.

Recovery week

Last week was a week to forget. Got a flat tire on the Bike X and crashed the Bike S. And in two consecutive days. This week I’m back on the...