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: Exposure and Sweat

I have an admission to make. I love watching bike touring videos. The more remote the better. The people who are riding from Patagonia to Alaska or some other voyage that to most people seem crazy, unrealistic, dangerous, or impossible. … Read More

Adventure: Suggestions, Five Bikes

I’m no bike expert. Let’s get that straight right from the beginning. (Famous for talking centimeters instead of millimeters.) But in today’s market, the average consumer has hundreds of bike options, something that can often make the entire process of … Read More

Adventure: Salsa Fargo Titanium

I am no bike expert, and any bike is a good bike when it comes to being involved in the cycling world. I believe the bicycle is one of the most important inventions of all time and one that has … Read More

Adventure: Little Victories

My brother calls. “….a ride, up north, September.” Ya, okay, got it. I know of this. “It’s a hundred miles but the first seventy-five is what counts.” Okay, got it. “We might do such and such a ride, and such … Read More

Adventure: Latest Fun

Just finished responding to a YouTube comment. I wrote that I spent far too much of my life doing nothing other than photography. Far too much. I left behind so much of who I was, and after a twenty-five-year hiatus, … Read More

Adventure: Man Down

Or maybe it’s woman down? How does one tell? No idea. As I mentioned in my recent film, I’m back on the bike. After coming to a full understanding of just how badly we botched the virus response I realized … 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

Adventure: The Cloak

I love it when I mention winter in New Mexico and I’m met with “What are you talking about, it doesn’t snow in New Mexico.” This is incredibly common, which is why I often mention it, to gauge reaction. You … Read More

Adventure: BikeLife Episode 006

This is probably the last BikeLife post for a while. I’ve decided NOT to ride on the road until the virus is over. Today alone I’ve had three Amber Alerts on my phone, from the state of New Mexico, saying … Read More

Adventure: In Circles

So, I got a trainer. I’ve been a cyclist, on and off, since high school but this is the first trainer I’ve ever had. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I thought riding it would be boring. … 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

Adventure: Lake Surprise

Martin Luther King Day. I creep toward the edges of the natural area as I look for a place to park for the night. The day moves from hot to cold to hot again. Tourists fill the lots as they … 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