I’m playing tourist this week in New York City.
It’s Only Pain
My legs were burning. My lungs seared with pain. I could hardly see.
I’m still here. I’ve been spending more time behind the camera than I have at the keyboard. “Words and pictures” has become “pictures and words.” Sometimes those pictures move: I do love cyclocross. But it’s been hard to articulate exactly why that is. I’ve tried in the past, and no doubt will do so again. Maybe Chris […]
From the Ashes
Cycling is burning. The Reasoned Decision that was recently made public by USADA is a damning indictment of the most elaborate fraud in sports history. The fallout is far-reaching, and will effect cycling in the United States in ways much more important than Lance Armstrong’s legacy: Sponsorship dollars are going to be more elusive, every international victory […]
Autumn Swing (Photos)
Fall has peaked. The colors are fading. The trees are becoming thin and barren. Winter is coming. But not yet. There are still colors to chase, and elk to sneak up on. Autumn is always enjoyable, always beautiful. Especially at The Secret Hideout, which is the greatest place on earth. I had a perfect weekend: elk […]
‘Cross season is here. Which means a lot of hurting. But the leaves are nice.
Fall and ‘Cross
I’ve been busy. There’s a lot going on right now. Cyclocross season is underway, which is fantastic. I love ‘cross. I love the racing, the culture, the smells—waffles and coffee, wet grass, embrocation. I love watching people suffer for the love of the game. It doesn’t matter which flight someone is racing in, or how […]
Zen (A-Z Day 26)
A-Z Day 26 Zen “Before enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water. After enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water.” I’m a slow learner. But eventually, I get where I need to be. Like bike racing. Like writing. And like everything else I do. I don’t know much about enlightenment, but I can chop wood and carry […]
Yellow (A-Z Day 25)
A-Z Day 25 Yellow The world is changing. Trees are hastily making plans for the dormancy of winter, bracing for the gales and snows that are inevitably going to arrive. In the mountains, the evenings are darker and colder than they were just days ago. The sun is disappearing sooner and sooner. Everything that was green is […]