About The Old Guy Bicycle Blog
Hi there, I'm Bruce Bussell, a 68-year-old cyclist from Lubbock, Texas. I've been an avid cyclist since my freshman year of college, with memories of long rides through pecan orchards out on the highway from Mesilla Park towards Gadsden. Back then, I never gave much thought to the type of bike I rode, and it was just a regular one I bought from J.C. Penney.
In my 20s and 30s, I alternated between running and cycling until I experienced a knee injury due to my Nike Waffle shoes, which turned out to be terrible for my knees. I underwent three surgeries and eventually had to stop running altogether after a total knee rebuild.
My 40s were dedicated to participating in local cycling events, riding in as many 60K and 100-mile rides as possible. I never aimed to win and was more competitive with myself than others.
It wasn't until my 50s that I became interested in touring, which I still enjoy today. I've been on countless three- and four-day mini-tours, but the ones that hold the fondest memories are my rides from Lubbock to Pensacola, Florida, in 2016 and my ride across Texas in 2020.
I'm also the volunteer director for Nick's Differently Awesome Outreach, a non-profit organization in Lubbock that operates a dessert truck staffed by young people with developmental disabilities. Any revenue from advertising or affiliate commissions generated by this website is donated to this cause. You can learn more about Nick's Treats and our mission at Facebook.com/nickstreats.
If you have any suggestions for topics you'd like me to write about or would like to guest post, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you out there someday!
My phone number is 806-391-3911.