Training for the Tour of Flanders

Training for the Tour of Flanders

BMC Granfondo Experience 2014 - Joe Baur

My entry for BMC’s Ride like a Pro contest.

I find it difficult to go a day without hopping on the saddle. Whether it’s cruising 60 miles along Northeast Ohio’s Towpath Trail or catching a spin class to keep in shape during our harsh winters, the bike is home.

Of course my life isn’t just about fitness. Equally important is learning more about my Swiss heritage. And it’s my Swissness that first led me to BMC.

But ultimately the question is why should I be selected. What are my dreams? What do the cobbles of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo mean to me?

First, of course I’d be great company for the ride! I’m fun. Can’t you tell?

More importantly, my ongoing dream is to constantly find new challenges that I can train myself to overcome. Suffice it to say, I would be honored to take on the cobbles of Flanders’ finest with a BMC jersey on my back.


Bonus video coverage asking for your vote!

Thanks for reading. Now head on over to the contest page and click ‘like’ to help my chances!

Joe Baur
Joe Baur
Joe is a travel author (Talking Tico) and podcaster who's constantly looking to get off the tourist trek in search of new stories. He enjoys few things more than a hoppy beer and chorizo in good company. Give him these things and he will be your friend for life.


  1. Forest Helsturm says:

    Hey Joe, this gave me a grin. I’m showing this to all my cycling friends. well done!

    • Joe says:

      Glad you enjoyed! Though I’ve since returned from the trip. So make sure to check out all things Belgium on the front page. Cheers!