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Braver Than the Elements

There was just barely a sliver of orange-y pink on the horizon as I pedaled out this morning. The streetlights were glimmering, crystals of untouched snow were twinkling in glow of my headlight. I realized, as I tucked my nose into my gaiter, that…

December 21, 2015

Cape Epic : Through the Winter + the Wind

I woke up this morning in a start; first unsure of where I was, then unsure of why the alarm was going off so early, and THEN unsure of why I needed to abide by its nagging chime when the sun wasn’t yet up.…

December 9, 2015

Cycle Therapy — Chasing Fall w/The Grubers on Bikes

I arrived in the middle of the night, wrestled my bags into a hotel room fell asleep too late, and woke up even later. In a frenzy, I built my bike someplace between the bathroom and that silly half-desk that you never really use…

November 5, 2015

Legs Do the Talking :: The Rapha Northeast Prestige

“Let your legs do the talking.” That was what we had agreed upon in Vermont. And when our legs couldn’t talk, we’d say a few words to let everyone else know that you were doing some coaxing but the bottom line was no fucks given. Let’s…

September 7, 2015

Pictures + Places: The Italian Dolomites

How can I even begin telling you about the week that I’ve just had? We were cycling up Passo Gardena on Monday morning when I heard something….strange. It wasn’t a mechanical click, the kind that indicates your bicycle chain is skipping, or your shifting is…

July 12, 2015

The Art of Packing { + Traveling } Well

#Roadlife is in full swing. Glamorous, glamorous road life. The life where ziplock bags are priceless, bar soap is consistently inadequate, apples are sometimes wrapped in plastic, you always have an ac adapter in your pocket and you become quite proficient at washing your clothing…

June 26, 2015

Skratch Labs + The Tour of California 2015

So, if you’re following along in the suite of ways that you can check in on a person these days (twizzling the InstaFace so to speak,) it’s not hard to see that I’m in California and I have been for the past several weeks.…

May 18, 2015

Pictures + Places: The San Francisco Bay

I’ve said it before; we didn’t live in the Bay Area long, but it was long enough for that place + the people there to imprint me. It’s a place I imagine returning to, always for just that reason. I’ve been lucky to get…

May 5, 2015

Rapha Women’s Ambassador Summit

The camaraderie of the hard road is as much in sharing that insight as in the laughs you have, riding in good company. The bike is the perfect vehicle to take you down those secret corridors of illumination. The pleasure comes when you grasp…

April 2, 2015

Favorites List 3.5.2015 || Worthwhile Distractions

The kitchen in our new house is linear – a bit like a very wide galley where all the most important appliances and workspaces (at the sink, at the dishwasher, at the stove, and near the dishes) are jammed into one corner. We had…

March 5, 2015