From Skyline Drive, to Sweden, to Tuscany – Bruce Hotaling flies over incredibly gorgeous landscapes, his feet inches off the ground.
An avid cyclist, Hotaling participates in elite rides including L’Eroica on the strade bianche, or “white roads,” through Italy’s Tuscan wine region. He’ll be there for the second time in his amateur career this October. The 204-kilometer ride is one of the most scenic, and most exclusive, amateur cycling events. “In order to participate, you must be entirely outfitted with vintage gear,” explains Hotaling, “that means everything from your handlebars to your spokes, and all that’s in between, has to have been created prior to 1985.” To that end, he restored his first bike ever, a 1984 Marinoni for this year’s ride.
In June, Hotaling rode in the Vätternrundan, a 300-kilometer race around Sweden’s second largest lake. It took about 8.5 hours with cyclists traveling an average 35 kilometers per hour. “The rolling terrain can be quite challenging when you’re cruising at that clip, for that duration,” says Hotaling.CONTINUE READING FULL ARTICLE AT: http://hotalingllc.com/press/wayne-financial-analyst-finds-thrills-two-wheels-2/ Comment Recommend