XX (A-Z Day 24)

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Bike, FridayHaiku | One Comment
XX (A-Z Day 24)

A-Z Day 24 XX XX. Super bling. I better go really fast. The hills are too steep.  

Wattage (A-Z Day 23)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Bike | 3 Comments
Wattage (A-Z Day 23)

Training with wattage is a little bit like reading advanced baseball statistics.

Vespertine (A-Z Day 22)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Outdoor | No Comments
Vespertine (A-Z Day 22)

A-Z Day 22 Vespertine All was quiet. Even the wind which had been blustering impatiently, had stopped. The stillness was palpable. Autumn’s gold and orange and red had started to encroach on the greens of summer. The aspen groves were splashed in color. The maples and the scrub oak were a deep red. Even the […]

Unsatisfied (A-Z Day 21)

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Bike | 2 Comments
Unsatisfied (A-Z Day 21)

A-Z Day 21 Unsatisfied Unsatisfaction can be a powerful motivator. But it can also be a source of malaise. The difference is in our response to the situation. The 2012 mountain bike racing season was enjoyable, but unsatisfying. Nothing came together exactly as I had hoped. I never felt like I was operating at 100% capacity. […]

Terminal (A-Z Day 20)

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Bike | 2 Comments
Terminal (A-Z Day 20)

The mountain bike racing season is over. For me, anyway. And not a moment too soon. I’m tired. But 2012 was a good year. It started with a 50 mile race, and it ended Saturday with another 50 miler. I only wish I could have finished my final race the way I started it. Instead, I faded […]

Singletrack (A-Z Day 19)

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Bike, FridayHaiku | No Comments
Singletrack (A-Z Day 19)

Trails are for riding.
Twisty, rolling singletrack.
Time to go and ride.

Relegated (A-Z Day 18)

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Bike | 10 Comments
Relegated (A-Z Day 18)

If we aren’t careful, we start thinking that this amazing sport, this sport that we all love and pursue with dogged passion, is all about us—our results, our goals, our hard work.

Quotable (A-Z Day 17)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Outdoor | No Comments
Quotable (A-Z Day 17)

A few favorite quotes, from a few favorite authors.

Patience (A-Z Day 16)

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Bike | One Comment
Patience (A-Z Day 16)

A-Z Day 16 Patience Fitness is a process. A long, slow, agonizing process. The quest for fitness is ongoing, eternal. And once achieved, it is fleeting and temporary. Fitness requires enormous patience, a relentless work ethic, and pinpoint tunnel-vision. I have none of these things, and therefore, very little fitness. But I do like to ride my […]

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