BikeLife: Episode 010

A bit different here but I needed your help and also wanted to share about a few recent upgrades, changes that have made my cycling life a lot better. First, I’ve got to figure out my recovery post-ride. What I … Read More

BikeLife: New Mexico Groove

I lied. There is no groove. This is my first season riding in the cold and I’ve had to learn a few new boundaries. Those boundaries are more about me than anything else. What can I handle? What can I … Read More

BikeLife: BikeLife Episode 009

Yes, the production quality sucks. Yes, it was so windy you can barely hear me but that was even more reason to make this film. If I can do it you can do it. The triple neck-punch of winter, wind, … Read More

BikeLife: Winter Way

I have mixed emotions about tracking my adventures. I know folks who LIVE to share their conquests. To the point where it feels like the only reason they actually go on adventures is to tell others what they have done. … Read More

BikeLife: Eye of the Storm

“Remember when “X” was such a good magazine?” she asked. (Insert legendary high society magazine.) Tossing a recent copy of the said magazine on a small table she added “That was simply the worst I’ve read in a long while.” … Read More

BikeLife: Maintenance

When I was younger I never fully grasped the idea of maintenance workouts. I was unruly. “Maintenance?” “You dusty old coots, what the heck are you talking about?” Well, let the fifty-one-year-old version of me explain. At fifty-one, my body … Read More

BikeLife: Seasonal Upswing

I would classify the Santa Fe Ski Basin as a classic area ride. I remember the first time I did this ride, back on my Trek 520 with front and rear racks and bar-end shifters. I’ve subsequently done this ride … Read More

BikeLife: Episode 008

Vortex of slateA push from CortezA pull from the thirst ofThe great aridnessColliders, once, these great beastsWe hope for them yet knowControl is just beyond us, alwaysRhythmic breathing and the cadenceOf thought when left aloneThese are the power spotsMoments unadorned … Read More

Adventure: BikeLife Episode 007

Well, I had to rethink my pandemic cycling strategy. I’m back on the bike. With my history of respiratory issues, keeping in shape is essential. I wanted to provide a short take on how I’m riding, what I’m riding and … Read More

Create: BikeLife Episode 005, Tucson Loop

“I’ll just start riding and then turn around…right?” I told myself as I dropped down the ramp in an industrial section of South Tucson. It’s a loop, and it’s fifty-three miles. I’ve ridden once in the last month, so a … Read More

BikeLife: Don’t Let It Go

Walking back from the grocery store I begin to realize how warm it is. Freakishly warm. Gloves off. Hat off. Jacket unzipped. And even more amazing is the fact there is no wind. None. New Mexico is windy, as is … Read More

BikeLife: Episode 004

No real message here people, just the pure joy of riding in rural New Mexico during a rapidly intensifying fall. These are the times. We need to find the time to push pedals. There is always a reason NOT to … Read More

BikeLife: Rubber Meets the Road

Hey kids, I wrote this post a while back, then forgot about it until I made this review of these tires. So, if you can overlook my redundancy it will be better. I don’t want to waste this post and … Read More

BikeLife: Six Weeks, Seven States

Ride bike, save money, invest money. That’s the plan. Nothing huge. Just micro-savings, micro invested. What a trip. New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Truck based, yes, but with the bicycle sprinkled in strategically. I realize the … Read More

BikeLife: Fall Blast

Temperature at breakfast: 27 degrees. Temperature when I started riding: 50 something. Welcome to fall in the Land of Enchantment. Yes, I bought gloves but I bought what I would call “fall gloves” and not “winter gloves,” which are a … Read More

BikeLife: Schwable Maraton Plus Tour Review

I’m not a huge review fan but when I come across a product that is undeniably wonderful, well, then I gotta say something. This was not my first rodeo with Schwalbe tires, but this was the first time I bought … Read More

BikeLife: First Day of Fall

I don’t know if this was the official first day of fall but I’m going to declare it anyway. How do I know? Because on a bicycle you are exposed, to almost everything. Rabid dogs, coal-rolling rednecks, and the weather. … Read More