Anticipation Mar20

Anticipation

Today I visit an old friend. Today, my road bike comes out of storage. Figuratively. Because I had it out weeks ago, going over it with a fine-toothed comb, cleaning and tweaking and fawning over it as if it were my baby. Which it sort of is. A shining, sleek, carbon baby, with tight...

Going Public

See that handy little chart? That is my new Beeminder goal for losing weight by June 21, when I am scheduled to leave for an epic mountain bike adventure in Colorado. I’m going for 37 pounds (because I’m 37 years old, and a good 40 pounds overweight). My lady friend and I...

The Great Winter Deb...

Winter, or as we in North Dakota call it, “ARGH,” has been raging for far too long.  This is my 37th full winter in the state and, while you’d think that by now I would be used to the idea of the season lasting five months (or longer), the truth is that I am not. Three years...

Just Ride May02

Just Ride

Once the cycling bug hits, it’s easy for a person with a least a small disposable income to get caught up in the gear hype.  We tend to lock in on obsessing over having the right saddle, wheel size, tire width and compounds, bar width, brake type (or whether to run brakes at all), and...

Never underestimate the power of dust Oct01

Never underestimate ...

We haven’t had any rain in a while. I wasn’t considering this when I decided to ride Harmon like it was, you know, tacky. The sweep was nothing to write home about. Very average bend on a fast and flowy section of the trail. I ride looking ahead 20 to 30 feet, it makes for...

I am not an unstoppable force Sep28

I am not an unstoppa...

I’ve been cycling since I was a kid, seriously picking it back up a couple years ago. However, I’ve been careful and, until this year, hadn’t so much as tipped over.  At least, as an adult. When I was a kid it was a much different story.  I don’t remember a lot of...

Faded glory Sep28

Faded glory

Today’s online ad for the entertainment at a local indian casino was for $30 tickets to see “Vince Neil (of Motley Crue)” singing three Motley Crue songs (or at least, that’s what the ad made it look like). This isn’t the first “event” like this...

You can’t have your cake and eat it too Sep26

You can’t have...

I’ve noticed a trend lately. Maybe I’m hanging around the wrong people. And my opinion on this is not going to be popular, but hey, a lot of you already think I’m an asshole. May as well prove you right. Across a lot of different sites, social networking and meme alike...

I don’t play w...

I have deleted my Facebook account. We’ll see how long it sticks. Truth be told, I didn’t particularly like most of the people on there who counted me among their “friends.” I was getting tired of people collecting other people without investing in them. I was...

Don’t Worry...

What is the goal, after all? I think that, for pretty much everyone, it can always boil down to being happy. Want a family, car, and house? Why? We think security will make us happy. Looking to acquire money? Why? Because with it you either have security, or can buy things you think...