Posts by Category: Mind

Ritual I

Ritual I

I grew up thinking that rituals were a waste of time. That they burned minutes and even hours that could be better devoted to other purposes. From mass to the beginning of a Boy Scout meeting, ...

Read more
A Visit to the Mother Ship

A Visit to the Mother Ship

I’ve had a fascination with Assos since I first purchased a piece of the clothing back in 1995. They exist in a space shared by only a handful of other manufacturers in the cycling ...

Read more
Friday Group Ride #327

Friday Group Ride #327

It’s warm in the house. The end of August lingers, and just back from a week in New England’s alpine north, the air is heavy and thick. Having grown up in the deep American south, ...

Read more
Friday Group Ride #325

Friday Group Ride #325

My friend Lloyd had his bike stolen. He went out for lunch, leaned his bike against the wall, went into the burrito place, stood in line, texted his wife, ordered his food, paid, and walked out ...

Read more
Road Plus

Road Plus

After years of seeing improvements that were sometimes difficult to register, the road market has been blown open by a revolution. It’s a revolution of thought, of approach, of technology, ...

Read more
A Ride With Dennis Christopher

A Ride With Dennis Christopher

I’ve met a lot of famous people. I’ve had lunch with Peter Gabriel. I’ve picked up Ozzy Osbourne from jail. I’ve walked in on a groupie doing to Tommy Lee what you’d ...

Read more
Friday Group Ride #322

Friday Group Ride #322

I am a crappy roadie. I don’t shave my legs. Until very recently, I hadn’t replaced my old broken road shoes, so I’ve been doing road rides in mountain shoes. I don’t ...

Read more
Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection

I get asked why so many of our reviews are not just positive, but downright enthusiastic. There are several reasons, which I can briefly recap like so: Better gear makes for a better ride. Great ...

Read more