Hello. Goodbye. I love you. The trinity of phrases you first learn in a new language. Not that it gives one any real handle on which to cling when the rest of the language comes flooding through, but there’s the hope that you’ll at least recognize the linguistic bookends. The last is usually thrown in [...]
Entries from February 28th, 2011
February 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments · races
February 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments · road rides, what i saw on my ride
Riverside Drive is, as Brett stated, a mine field. Bunbury’s has some nice [cinnamon] buns. Guess what brand shorts I’m wearing [it starts with an R...]? And new NYC Velo hats made by Chuey ($30-39)!
February 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments · general stuff, style
I saw the guy move from that same table to another across the room as soon as its prior occupants vacated it, and still I didn’t get it. I made a bee line for that precious table at Cafe Fixe; prime, coveted real estate in the sparsely furnished cafe. I put down my Americano, opened [...]
February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · nyc
Last Sunday, with temperatures hovering around 40F, I rode outside for the first time in about four weeks. In those four weeks without outdoor riding, I knew things would change. The blast of aerial pressure on my face would seem new and wholly unpleasant, the bright sunlight burning retinas weakened by constant exposure to fluorescents. [...]
February 9th, 2011 · No Comments · hanging out
Three trains, getting lost in some questionable alleys, a few cases of Coney Island beer, Farinelle pizza, cops, some friends I haven’t seen in forever, and Stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia. Mix, shake, and serve on a cold Friday night. Following weeks of deprivation of outdoor riding, the first Motion Pictures event showing the [...]
February 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · races
One of the many disadvantages of being a female cyclist is that there is rarely any TV coverage of women’s pro races. And by “rarely any TV coverage,” I mean that even videotaped-off-a-TV-screen-by-a-digital-camera coverage of the women’s TdF is impossible to get a hold of. Reading up on what happened after the fact is the most one can usually do.
February 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · hanging out
As most of the country gets ready to engage in the national past time of consuming bucketfuls of cheese puffs while screaming at a giant flat-screen TV, I am reminded of how much I have…grown. Not that I wouldn’t stuff my face full of greasy wings, limp celery sticks with ranch dressing, piles of tepid [...]