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Cape Epic :: The Power of Bicycles

Last night – as the sun was setting, illuminating the mountains – we kicked up dust with bicycle wheels, riding through the streets of the Kayamandi township; Bud and I were on bikes that we borrowed (a rarity for us,) and between us was our…

March 11, 2016

Cape Epic :: The Unknowns of Being Epic Everyday

Overwhelmed, relieved, frightened, nervous, excited, elated. These are all the adjectives I’m pretty sure I jammed into my announcements as I stood up on a dust-covered work bench to speak to the some 200 folks gathered on the shop floor beneath me. It felt like everyone…

February 22, 2016

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