The Canyonlands

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Outdoor | No Comments
The Canyonlands

Nothing moved. No wind whispered. No critter made a sound. Silence pulsed. A pale pink encroached from the east. Sunlight peaked over the top of the mountains, brightening a labyrinth of stone and sand. Faded red outcroppings and tawny stone blocks engaged the morning light. Varnished sandstone walls glittered in the dawn. It was morning […]

Cyclocross is Stupid

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Bike | 2 Comments
Cyclocross is Stupid

Yeah, cyclocross is stupid. But that’s why I keep coming back.

We All LARP

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Bike | No Comments
We All LARP

You’re a fraud. I’m a fraud. We are all playing a fantasy game. And that’s okay.

The Always Answer: Ride

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Bike | No Comments
The Always Answer: Ride

“Why?” Who cares why! Not everything needs explaining. Not everything needs reasons. Sometimes a thing is just worth doing. And I’ve made the choice that bikepacking is one of those things.

I Have Seen the Future

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Bike | No Comments
I Have Seen the Future

I want to ride my bike across towering mountain ranges and endless, empty deserts. I want to follow rutted dirt roads through thick pine forests until they become smooth dirt roads that glide across wavy farm land. I want to dodge thunder storms and eat greasy food at barely-there diners in towns with populations that could all fit on a school bus. I want to ride my bike from dark to dark.

Try Try Again

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Bike | 3 Comments

I guess I’ll need to show up next year to the Crusher and try try again.

Dirt Roadie

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Bike, Outdoor | No Comments
Dirt Roadie

An ode to dirt roads

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