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

Create: My Mistake

I make mistakes ALL THE TIME. In fact, this morning I fell over in the middle of an intersection because I wasn’t paying attention and didn’t unclip from my pedal in time. Yep, fell completely over. Hadn’t done that in … Read More

BikeLife: Photo Rig

I’m posting this today because people have been asking. One of the most challenging but intriguing aspects of my current creative life is how to merge cycling and photography. Most of you know me via photography, which makes sense. I’ve … Read More

BikeLife: Gravel for Two

The world goes to s%$#. At least it feels that way. What to do? Vent on Twitter for days, hours, weeks or months at a time? Nah. Nobody cares. Repubs trade our democracy for short term financial gain. Write my … Read More

BikeLife: South to Stanley

Did I mention I almost cut my finger off? No? Well, I’ll cover this in a coming post maybe. Just thought you should know. It was part bad idea, part total stupidity. The stitches just came out and I’ve lost … Read More

BikeLife: Blazing Away

Believe it or not, the cycling world has plenty of machismo. Yes, even people wearing spandex bow out their chests from time to time. My calves are way too skinny for me to attempt this. One of the odd byproducts … Read More

BikeLife: Typical Ride

Man, I stink. The wind is blowing thirty knots and I can still smell myself. This isn’t good. Am I supposed to wash this jersey more than once a month? Please advise. I found a new morning loop. Slightly longer … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Ride Report

Finally here for an extended period of time which allows me to start rounding into shape, cycling shape to be precise. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. When I say “rounding into shape,” I’m not talking about anything remotely … Read More