Posts by Category: Body

The Fear Muscle

The Fear Muscle

I have certain themes I like to work in. They reflect how I see the world, my sense of my culture, my knowledge of biology and neuroscience, my sense of spirituality and often times the ...

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What Next?

What Next?

As the news of the spread of Covid-19 informed us of its departure from China to Europe, to cruise ships, Iran and beyond, I knew it was only a matter of time before it reached our shores. What I ...

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Friday Group Ride #492

Friday Group Ride #492

We’ve all been in this paceline, mostly in the red, taking our pulls and tucking in behind to catch our breath. We’ve been pedaling so long, most of us, that we aren’t even ...

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Grace

Grace

It is late afternoon on a workday in Lucca, Italy. I’m wandering the narrow city streets after leading a bike tour up into the mountains outside of town. The buildings, crafted from stone ...

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Pura Vida: Riding Costa Rica

Pura Vida: Riding Costa Rica

As I came up for air and blew a bit of water from my nose, I laughed like I hadn’t in months. Maybe in more than a year. I’d just come down a water slide at the resort where my group ...

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RIP Dirt Rag

RIP Dirt Rag

Last week the good people at Rotating Mass Media, the parent of Dirt Rag magazine, the Dirt Rag web site and Dirt Fest cycling festival, announced they were shutting down operations immediately. ...

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Friday Group Ride #486

Friday Group Ride #486

Your butt does not look like my butt. I’m not going to describe mine (it’s real nice), because really, there’s no margin in that. The fact is, whatever the vagaries of shape, ...

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The Work

The Work

Spring mornings in coastal Los Angeles are often overcast, the air saturated with a blue light that keeps what’s close sharp, while allowing the distance to fade as in the edges of a dream. ...

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A Truly Happy New Year

A Truly Happy New Year

When I think about how I entered 2019—depressed, anxious, confused—I can scarcely believe how I ended the year. If someone had asked me where I thought I’d be at the end of the year, the ...

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