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

Adventure: Casting Doubt

I’m an okay fisherman. Like all things modern, the fishing world has seen an explosion of high-tech advances over the past few decades. I grew up fly fishing in Wyoming and spin casting in Indiana, Texas and anywhere else I … Read More

Adventure: Great Balls of Fire

Perseid. “What’s the difference between a shooting star and a meteor?” she asked. “I don’t know.” “We don’t know much about the world.” Looking up is sobering. The direction least looked in the Age of Screen. Darkness and quiet but … 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

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: Bugging Out

Life in New Mexico is about being outside as much as humanly possible. Normally, my go-to activity is cycling. Cycling is the perfect speed to see the world. It’s the most difficult physical activity I’ve done. Endurance cycling that is. … 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

Creative: Morning Smoke

I like a place where nature feels like she is still in control. I like a place that has four seasons. I like a place that doesn’t even attempt perfect. I like a place with history worn on the sleeve. … Read More

Adventure: First Official New Mexico Ride

Sure, I’ve been here for years, but this was the first ride as a full-time New Mexican. Still working on my paperwork, ID’s, plates, etc. but I’ll get there. It was cold, colder than I thought it would be at … Read More

Adventure: Bye Bye California

I’m at the Toyota dealership getting one last oil change. “Let’s Get Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John is playing over the stereo. I just walked out of my house for the last time. Well, it’s not my house anymore. As of … Read More

Adventure: The Freedom to Think

Another conversation with a creative searching for the path forward. The days of the well worn path are long gone. Now we find ourselves at the edge of the Sahara with tracks leading off in all directions. No clear destination. … Read More

Adventure: Across the White Sheet

Across the white sheet. Eight hundred and fifty miles. Think time. Alone but bursting with brainwaves. Searching, making notes and formalizing all those random things that end up being not so random. The land of Texans in fringe. Leather shawls … Read More