Work’s been kind of hectic the past two weeks [hence the lack of posting], but here are a few highlights [well, the ones that didn't involve Lotto-Belisol trains] for the month: – The 300 not on 100. So jealous. Wish I had been there! – Le-N-lo: possibly the best $299 modification you could ever add […]
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October 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments · selection
July 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · pro, races, tdf
A quick glance at Stage 21, courtesy of Sram, OPQS, Adam Hansen, and a lot of really awesome people. I can’t thank everyone who let me tag along to this amazing ride, enough. Details and writing coming soon, but for now, thank you, thank you, thank you for an experience I’ll never, ever forget!
July 9th, 2013 · 10 Comments · road rides
Three days before my birthday [I am now officially 70 years younger than the Tour de France], I only managed a scant 30 miles. But there was a little over 3700ft of climbing, which included one of my most favorite passes. I even took a few of you there with me, breaking up the cathartic […]
Friends are keeping me entertained, on the bike, and refueling right. More soon!
May 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · hanging out, road rides
Tommy was one of my closest friends my junior year of college. Accidental neighbors, I had outwardly rolled my eyes while bracing myself for a year filled with drunken, slurred shouting and loud music. Not that I knew the guy, then, but I’d heard enough and seen him around. Tall, with dark hair and classically […]
April 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · general stuff, hanging out
Track bikes are to ‘cross frames what stilettos are to Crocs. Not everyone can wear them, much less wear them well. To a good portion of the population, the distinctly sharp shoe is simply impracticality in its most feminist-inhibiting form. To others, heels that tower ever higher, ever more constrictive, are something of an art […]
February 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments · fixing stuff, general stuff
To be honest, it was sort of hard to even look at my track bike the past few days. It’s more than a little embarrassing to admit, but this time last year, I hardly knew what a derailleur looked like. I naively thought that only things with cogs and lockrings mattered. Sure, I had friends […]
December 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments · bike shops, general stuff, hanging out
Having realized that Dragonforce in the morning can only get you so far on the rollers, I have shamelessly embraced Hulu like a fat kid clutches onto his prized sack of Halloween candy. Somehow, when you’re on the rollers and the sun hasn’t come out yet, it’s perfectly okay to start your day with a […]
September 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · hanging out, road rides, training
Freshman year of college, my neighbor used to get it on with his girlfriend at the weirdest time of day. In the early afternoon hours, my room mate would point to the wall and we would hear labored grunting. From him. His girlfriend remained ominously silent. It was sort of creepy. Too bad I make […]
May 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · drop offs, handmade goodies, hanging out, style
I love “Zoolander.” Maybe that’s why designers scare me. Okay, not really. Designers have always been sort of intimidating. I have this image of them as being self-absorbed and a little crazy. A slightly socially awkward drama queen whose erratic behavior is only forgiven due to the ability to create, cut, and sew beautiful things […]