I like early mornings in Seattle because of the quiet, empty streets. This is a treat normally reserved for post season Sundays during the football season, and for the second time in a week I am able to enjoy the city while it still sleeps. I wish this happened more, but more often than … Continue reading P3


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

Measures of Form

Signe and her Mom were watching Dancing with the Stars, so I retired - with my tired legs - to our room. Signe’s laptop in my hand. With my legs up I watched the Greatest Show on Earth which involved stars from a different era and a different continent, and while they are dancing with … Continue reading Measures of Form


Jenn and I were driving East on I-90 on a sunny September evening. Large cumulous clouds collect and pile high on the horizon. At the time I am obsessed with mountains, though I’d never been to a range that stacked high like the clouds in front of us. We weren't talking, just listening to whatever … Continue reading Mountains


I step out into the cold, or what has come to pass for cold after six years of mild winters. It instantly reminds me what cold days were like in Cleveland. The way the hairs in my nose would freeze together instantly, only to be released with the next exhale. How it would take six … Continue reading Winter

Facing it.

A cycling Author (who will remain nameless), who is nice enough to endure my questions from time to time once told me that pain can be illuminating. It was something I knew before he wrote those words. That notion is really the foundation for this very blog.  My knowledge of that fact doesn't exclude me … Continue reading Facing it.


It has been some time since I was really training. Since July, when I stopped riding with a computer in fact. I didn't plan on having a 'cross goal to work towards. Actually I had originally planned on starting my base miles soon. Cross was just going to be a way for me to keep … Continue reading Grounding.