Tag Archives: flow state

The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

In 2007 writer Steven Kotler published a book about surfing called West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief. It was an unusual tale the way the Wizard of Oz is an unusual tale. ...

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The Return of Mr. Mojo

The Return of Mr. Mojo

Days after my crash in October of 2012, I wrote that I’d be back on Tuna Canyon, the site of my crash, in weeks. Every now and then a writer writes something that is impossibly incorrect ...

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Muscle Memory

The saying “it’s like riding a bike” is one of those adages that we, as cyclists, are prone to feeling pride for. It’s as if we have placed something unforgettable on an altar. The greater truth ...

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At the Edges

They say an addict can’t begin to recover until he or she hits rock bottom. Read the literature. It’s full of the tales of men and women who have stared into the abyss, who’ve ...

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Sierra Song, Part II

As I sat and drained the last of my second bottle at the Mosquito Flat trailhead, the headache washed over me, reminding me of my lack of acclimation and need to drop, post-haste. Mosquito Flat ...

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