Posts by Category: Race

Less than Perfect

Less than Perfect

One of the books I read as a golfer was called “Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect.” There are plenty of books on the swing; this taught the mental approach to the game. The main lesson was how to ...

Read more
Silly Fun

Silly Fun

The bike industry’s annual spring trade show just ended. The Sea Otter Classic may have started as a celebration of bike racing, but it’s a good deal more than that now. The racing ...

Read more
Friday Group Ride #305

Friday Group Ride #305

On Sunday, the men of the pro peloton will be racing over the cobbles of Flanders, hoping not to crash or flat. With both Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen closing on retirement (though still ...

Read more
The Elephant Not in the Room

The Elephant Not in the Room

The cycling world is reeling from the news of Antoine Demoitié’s death at Ghent-Wevelghem. Demoitié, of the Belgian Pro Continental team Wanty-Gobert, was involved in a crash with three ...

Read more
Mindset

Mindset

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not ...

Read more
Survival

Survival

Drug addicts are remarkable people. Not my favorite, but interesting from the standpoint of resourcefulness. As the conditions of their lives deteriorate, they continually find fresh methods for ...

Read more
Salvaging the Day

Salvaging the Day

We had made big plans, big goals—100 miles of dirt and road split 50/50, with 10,000 feet of climbing. Lofty stuff. We had our bikes ready, our minds prepared, our pockets packed and our ...

Read more