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 […]

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 […]

Setting Up for a Hot Day’s Ride (video)

Just in time for that late summer heat wave. Or just keeping the warm days cool. How to Ride in the  Heat–Prep Tips from a Roads Scholar.

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 […]