Flirting with Wisdom, One Breath, One Mile at a Time

Standing Cyclist is the quirky, true story of a self-absorbed misfit athlete who discovers the brutal yet liberating truth of middle age through great personal loss, the restricting challenge of Asthma, and a unique style of cycling called Rolling.

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Hello All,

I didn't set out to write this book for any one reason in particular. In hindsight, I suppose I just needed to get it out. Once complete, I could see it might be of value to others. Those who seek something more but are not quite sure exactly what that "more" is. Perhaps it will provide a glimpse at what's possible when you step outside of yourself (and look around). Or maybe you'll ride along and simply enjoy the remarkable people and colorful places.

I believe there is something here for anyone who has ever flirted with wisdom, through athletics, illness or loss. I can only hope and pray that my unusual style of riding, perseverance, and humble insight may inspire others to never give up, while waking up.

Peace Always, FAC



Frank Angelo Cavaluzzi has been training and touring atop a bicycle, standing up seat-less, in the U.S.A. and abroad for fun, fitness and to direct attention toward special causes, since 2005. To the best of our knowledge, he remains the only athlete in the world who rides a single-speed fixed-gear bicycle standing up for long distances. Rolling, as we've come to call it, is best described as a compelling combination of cycling, running and hiking.

Today, Frank continues to train and tour for charity in his typical Standing Cyclist fashion. When he’s not leading complex marketing and engineering programs and projects for innovative businesses, and maintaining, Frank proudly serves as a Ambassador.

In September of 2016, he rode 369 miles across New York State (#StandingNY) to promote Charity Miles and their groundbreaking, highly rated athletic fundraising App. No coasting, no sitting. For 10 days he recruited new App users and logged miles for Feeding America, an important non-profit organization which helps feed millions of starving people in the U.S. every year.

Be sure to click through Standing Cyclist for a more detailed history.

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Top, Banner Image / Book Cover Photo by Laura Wanderling