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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Westchester Riding. Mapped. Ready to share.

I ride. Whether I need to or not. This acute case of ridingitis manifested itself into a book some time ago. Called Where To Bike New York City (the Australian publisher felt that Americans were […]

Wave (Video and Words)

Years ago, during the dark ages, known as the early days of the Internet, there was a popular discussion group called rec.bicycles.racing. Everything was discussed. Things could get heated, like with Facebook, but everyone is […]