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

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

BikeLife: Maine Savings and Loan

Okay, friends, I’ve got to start this post with a shout out to our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas. We are neighbors and we need to act like it. They got their asses kicked by Dorian and they are … Read More

BikeLife: New Mexico, Episode 002

Foreshadowing: be a warning or indication of (a future event). By the way, I’m listening to this song while I write. Digging it. Another morning in the books. Up at 4:30 AM. “No, I can’t get up this early.” Back … Read More

BikeLife: New Mexico Episode 001

Yes, I know I have a gap in my teeth. I’ve had it since I was a kid. And I know I’m mangy and haven’t showered in two days. And I know this film is rough and unpolished. But stay … Read More

BikeLife: Man vs Bull

I ran from a bull, cut my leg, climbed 5000 feet of vertical gain and somehow managed to get pseudo-lost in the backcountry. All on one ride. This, my friends, is why we do the thing we do, and why … Read More

BikeLife: Cutting Sign

The railroad, barbwire, the Colt Peacemaker, the 1873 Winchester repeater. Just a few things that had a dramatic impact on the West. Once we went down these roads we never turned back and their impact can still be felt today, … Read More