Tag Archives: rain

Friday Group Ride #310

Friday Group Ride #310

It’s been a long, rainy week here in Boston. Just when I thought it was relenting, yesterday served up steady drizzle and temps in the 40s (Fahrenheit). Is this May? It can’t be. Only ...

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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 ...

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A Jersey for Noah

A Jersey for Noah

As a product reviewer, it’s rare that you encounter a single circumstance that can tell you everything you need to know about a product in order to write a complete, or at least competent, ...

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Rethinking the Vest

Rethinking the Vest

There’s not much to a vest, or gilet as the Brits like to call them. Why they need a French word for such on obvious thing, I’ll never understand. This is the very thing that makes so ...

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Friday Group Ride #194

I try not to write about weather too much, even though, as a cyclist, I am fairly obsessed with what is happening outside. I monitor a variety of meteorological services more than once a day to ...

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Friday Group Ride #189

I don’t know why I woke up. Maybe one of the kids called out in his sleep. Maybe my wife shifted in the bed. It was raining. That could have been it. The alarm was set for 5:30, the coffee ...

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A Practical Matter

Standing in the loom of the garage door with rain dripping from the wide jamb. Water pooling in oblong puddles in the road, small mirrors to the gray sky and power lines. The autumnal breeze ...

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The Right Line

I am at the car, heaving my mountain bike back onto the roof rack. Mud-spattered shins. A water bottle too befouled to drink from. I lay a towel against the back of the seat. My wife drives this ...

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Friday Group Ride #90

After flogging my road bikes around town all summer and early fall, the change in the weather has me thinking about the perfect everyday bike. Of course, where you live has a lot to do with what ...

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