The Super Bowl Century

Super Bowl Century Ride

I got the call during the week. “I am thinking of riding out to Bear for my birthday Sunday.” That was all I needed to know. And it’s been on my calendar ever since. We […]

Slot Machines and Bicycles

light up slots

For over a decade, I trekked to Las Vegas for the InterBike trade show. As my reason for being there was to interact with the bike industry, I only needed a room with a bed, […]

Garbage Bags Might or Might Not Save You From Open Water

Racing the Iditasport on Big Lake Alaska

This originally appeared in 1994, after riding the Iditasport in February, 1993.  I’m posting it now to honor the event, set to take place this weekend, but was cancelled due to the pandemic.  It’s expected […]

Goals

Winter Ride With clouds and sun

I have mixed feelings about goals.  They’re necessary, but can’t be fixated upon. Martin Buber would probably have said that a goal is like mistaking the finger pointing to God as God. Goals, while seemingly […]

The Gift of Warm Pants

warm insulated pants.

Once I got into bike riding, Christmas became when winter cycling gear was gifted my way. A mixed-blessing of having a passion known by others is people often only think of that passion when it […]

Sloppy Season

Street after snowstorm, Harlem, New York City.

Looking out the window and seeing roads covered or edged with snow and ice is an increasingly rare phenomenon. The snow we just had was a bigger dump than anything in nearly two years. As […]

Survival of the Collaboratingest

Ticking away the solo miles leaves plenty of time to think and ponder and get awful songs stuck on repeat. When I get to roads that I’ve raced on or tackled in groups, I often […]

The Winter Bike is Ready to Roll.

When I first started working at a bike shop, the more serious racers I toiled alongside had winter bikes.  That is, they had a bicycle they just used in winter months.  It wasn’t as nice […]

Mask up. Time to refute the Anti-Mask article.

I want to do a group ride again. Feel the speed, hear the whirring, enjoy the mental focus, the leg and lung power, the coordination, and the fun of pushing friends and fellow revelers along.  […]

Time to mask up. Time to refute the anti-mask rant.

I want to do a group ride again. Feel the speed, hear the whirring, enjoy the mental focus, the leg and lung power, the coordination, and the fun of pushing friends and fellow revelers along.  […]