It took us five days, over the course of three weeks to move our possessions first from a storage space and then from Signe’s Mom’s place, which is where Signe has been living for the past year and where I’ve called home since mid-January. We signed the lease almost a year to the day that … Continue reading The Good Kind of Frustration
I know that the high days of summer are gone, not only because the calendar has told me so, but by the heavy fog that covers the strip of bike path I ride into the city on Thursdays. Occasionally there is fog on the cooler summer days, but that fog is light and and burns … Continue reading The Best Days
I wasn't going to race cyclo-cross this year. I was so burned out at the end of last cross season that I couldn't get really excited to start road training. In hindsight I know that burned out feeling was really me being wiped out physically and emotionally as I left Portland and came north to … Continue reading Wagered Expectations
Excuse the brief absence, but I was working on a bit of writing that will be showing up soon. In print. Yes I am still old enough to think that something like that matters. It was a different bit of writing for me, as it included actual journalism. Calling people, asking questions, learning what follow … Continue reading Challenge
There are times when in a bike shop (like the honest to goodness one I work at now, not an internet retailer because no one walks into those, they are on the internet) when a customer walks whose primary concern is the weight of their bike. In most cases they could stand to loose 10, … Continue reading Its About the Weight
I haven't set a major goal for myself in close to a year. Exactly the point where I laid out the plan for last road season. Then, as one would expect, a majority of those goals were centered around the early road season here in Portland. I dutifully wrote them out and posted them where … Continue reading Where to from Here.
I had considered racing for Justin, because that is what one does. Or at least that’s what movies and books tell us we should do. That the best way to honor the memory of those who have passed is to do what they would have done and do it well. Truth is, I’m not fast … Continue reading Just for the Sake
I didn't plan to make it this far in to 'cross season. The original fame was supposed to rigged with 28c tires full fenders and a compact crank. Michael Barry style. The plan was to do a few of the Blind Dates and then start my base miles. Now I'm at the end of a … Continue reading Trust.
We are in the midst of what is typically referred to as the "Silly Season". A time of year where riders announce their transfers and speculations are laid to rest with countless stories about this rider going here, that rider moving into a leadership role at such and such team for an undisclosed amount of … Continue reading Missing Out
I stepped out of the house where I was staying to find an empty space where my bike I had been resting, locked the night before to the trellis behind some bushes. "I must have put it in the back..." I didn't need to finish the thought. My lock, which I had fooled myself into … Continue reading On Loss