#3 Son Has The Baton

Pace Oddity

The Daily Post Asks. If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?”

When you wait for hours for the race to come to you and it’s gone by in a matter of seconds, you often wish you could hit a button and slow them down just till they pass you. Then let go of the button and they resume at speed.

Brandon Bike portrait

Brandon will be riding his first race of the year in Austin on Sunday.  The Pace Bend Bone Shaker Road Race.

He was riding BMX as a youngster but gave it up for skateboarding, then gave that up for commercial deep sea scalloping.  I bought him a used road bike in 2008 and woke a sleeping giant. He is riding in Cat 3 to start the season. 62 miles of all out, lung busting speed.


He is my touring partner and we rode regularly around Cape Cod before he took a position in Austin.  We get together every summer for our annual tour which this year is the Erie S7300056Canal from Buffalo to Albany, NY. Brandon has come a long way since that first big ride of the NYC five boroughs in 2008.




2 thoughts on “#3 Son Has The Baton

  1. How wonderful for you and your son. I have had one of my daughters join me on short rides, but she isn’t into any kind of touring. It is enjoyable when I am able to ride with her. Right now I ride with the grandkids. I have bought them all bikes and taught them all to ride. 5 of them race with me. None of them can handle the long touring rides yet, but I am working on it.


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