Monthly Archives: January 2011

Friday Group Ride #54

It is the sad state of geo-cultural reality that leaves most non-Australians with Crocodile Dundee, Dingo Ate My Baby, Yahoo Serious and Foster’s Lager as the enduring symbols of the Land ...

Read more

The Field Shower

Twenty years ago on a rainy May morning I lined up for a road race at the edge of the Berkshire Mountains. Plot spoiler: I had no idea what I was doing. Temperatures might, thanks to my generous ...

Read more

Connecting the Spots

Team Leopard-Trek had its grand unveiling this week, the denouement of a story that has been percolating, seemingly, since the beginning of recorded history. Much has been made over the last few ...

Read more

Civil

The weekend shooting in Arizona has the United States—indeed, much of the world—discussing the need for civility in political discourse and beyond. The shooting of Representative Giffords is a ...

Read more

Friday Group Ride #53

The Cinelli Best Of I often have friends and co-workers approach me for advice on buying a new bicycle. This is a little bit like approaching Buzz Aldrin for advice on space travel. So much of ...

Read more

The Helmet

As I sailed through the air the one thought I had time to conjure was, “Damn, I just bought this jacket and now it’s going to get shredded.” The impact came in a not-all-at-once loping, rolling, ...

Read more

The New Year

For most people, the start of a new year is either a blip on the calendar and no more or less significant than the changing of seasons, or a chance to re-set the clock with the ultimate ...

Read more

Cold

Ride time temp 24˚ F. Light wind. The snow from last week’s blizzard has mostly melted out, but where the sun eats away at the remaining piles you will find slick, black ice creeping across ...

Read more

Authorship

I am always thinking about bicycles. If I am not composing, in the back of my head, some post for these digital pages, I am busy reading about bikes, talking about bicycles. researching and ...

Read more