About the Blogger
As a kid growing up in Princeton I was a competitive swimmer, competitive cyclist, and sometime runner. I used to hang out at Kopps Cycle and raced for the Century Road Club of America. During high school all I cared about was racing on my bike. But that all changed while attending a winter training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado in the Spring of 1980. While I was at the month-long camp as an Olympic hopeful then-President Carter decided the US would boycott the Olympics that year. So I quit racing and attended college in the Fall of 1980. I didn’t even bring a road bike with me to college. Following my college and post grad education I got licensed as a CPA and as an attorney.
I am now age 50 living in Princeton and enjoying the fruits of my athletic endeavors as a kid. Although I don’t race anymore, I regularly workout doing at least one of the three sports I used to excel at when I was younger. Until a few years ago I was mostly walking and swimming. Of course I was doing some bike riding, but it was so sporadic and limited that it hardly counted.
In October, 2010 I joined Princeton Freewheelers (PFW) and within a week rode my 20″ wheel Dahon folding bike on a Don Sprague flat 35-mile C+ Etra Lake ride on a Monday. Then two or three weeks later I rode my folder again on a Peter Harnett hilly 55-mile B Hopewell ride on a Sunday. Both rides went well, and I decided to continue riding with PFW in 2011. In April, 2011 I rebuilt my old steel road bike with compression shifters and rode the Ed Post 50-mile B+ Cranbury ride on a Saturday. That ride also went well. Since then I have enjoyed numerous PFW rides ranging from C+ to A. My favorite rides are the hilly ones, but the fast flat ones are kind of nice, too.
This year I have accumulated 20 ride leader sheets for PFW. The first 10 were for B rides I lead out of Princeton mostly on Sunday mornings starting in February. The second 10 were for B+ rides I lead out of Princeton mostly on Tuesday evenings starting in June and ending in July. I’ve also gone on some club rides offered by other ride leaders this year: Peter Harnett, Jack Palis, Laura Lynch, and Ed Post. This Fall I am signed up to participate in the Hartford Marathon and Philadelphia Marathon, both running events.
/s/ Jeff Lippincott