Welcome to Cycle of Life!
My name is Blake and I am an avid fan of cycling, both for competition and general health—psychological well-being included. Cycling really can be a huge emotional boost. In fact, exercise has been proven to reduce stress and improve memory. What does that mean? Ride on my friend, right on!
One of my favorite things is to explore the open road on a bicycle. Perhaps it is best described as a feeling of freedom, the type of freedom that takes me back to childhood when I would ride my bike for hours—just me and the road. Discovering picturesque roads and quaint new places on two wheels is delightful and simply refreshing; it is almost a meditative experience.
Outside of cycling I have been a successful entrepreneur since 2001. I married my sole mate in the summer of 2014, and after much reflection, I have decided to pursue a college degree in psychology with plans to work in law enforcement.
The things I enjoy the most are reading anything to do with science fiction, history, or politics. I also enjoy traveling, computers and gaming, and of course writing. This blog is used primarily to share my experiences with cycling—from general riding to racing—as well as life news, my academic work, and general musings.
Thanks for reading. I hope you find something useful here and perhaps interesting. Below are some notable results from my amateur competitive cycling events.
2nd – 2014 Dallas Racing Spring Omnium (Cat 4)
3rd – 2013 Pace Bend Road Race (Cat 5)
4th – 2013 Dallas Racing Spring Criterium (Cat 5)
5th – 2014 Dallas Racing Spring Omnium (Cat 4/5)
6th – 2013 Dallas Racing Spring Criterium (Cat 4/5)
8th – 2013 Tour of New Braunfels Road Race (Cat 5)
11th – 2014 Medical Colleagues of Texas Road Race (Cat 4/5)
15th – 2013 Medical Colleagues of Texas Road Race (Cat 4)