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RED, RED, LIGHT

Dear Diesel,

I don’t have enough experience to know what to do if I’m crossing as the light is turning when riding with a big group…..

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PLAYING IT SMART

I MAY NOT BE AS SMART AS I LOOK, but I’m still pretty darn smart.

Dad, you don’t look that smart – is usually the reply.

Want..

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

RACER GIBSON IS THE ONLY GUY I TRUST to work on my bike.  Tyler didn’t even hesitate.

I’m in a bind.

600 miles from my local bike shop,..

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IT’S A TOTAL GEEK FEST

IT’S A TOTAL GEEK FEST at the moment.  Sometimes you know there will finally be a break in the action to get _____ done.  That happened..

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FAMILY FIRST

FAMILY FIRST, before riding… always.

Inviting family to ride, 2nd.

Explaining riding, 3rd.

Re-inviting to ride, 4th

Re-explaining riding,..

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I’M LEAVING

WHEN I PACK FOR A CYCLING TRIP, I pack for 2.

Me, and me.

Human me, and cycling me.

Tomorrow I head to Utah for the big race.  Currently,..

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ALL I SEE IS RED

LA VUELTA IS MY VERY MOST FAVORITEST grand tour of the year – always.  It’s 21 days, but it’s usually 21 chaotic days.  It may not have..

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TIME

MARTY YELLS TO ME, HEY TODD you know how to say what time is it in Spanish?…Que hora es?… No!  Pointing wildly to his watchless wrist,..

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MERINO WOOL

I’M GONNA CONVERT YOU, Mike tells me.

Wool stays cooler on hot days, warmer on cold days, and is odorless… I won’t wear anything else.  I..

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TOUR DE DONUTS

ON SEPTEMBER 30th, I’m going to celebrate the end of the “racing” season – because there is no off-season in SoCal.

How?  By riding to..

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A HARDMAN IS GOOD TO FIND

HE LOOKS LIKE A FAMOUS JEW who roamed around 2000 years ago.  But, he’s a heartless bike racer.  And, an even more evil bike event..

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SWAMI’S, I C WHAT YOU MEAN

75 RIDERS SHOWED UP FOR THE SWAMI’S RIDE, on a foggy August morning at 6:30.  They left in waves:  A group, B group, C group...

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AND HELMETS OFF TO ALL THE DADS

WHEN YOUR NEPHEW’S KID GIVES YOU KUDOS on Strava you know _____________.  Don’t say it.  Don’t even think how ancient…  Just relish how..

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IN ANOTHER’S BIBS

READING RIDE TITLES IS SO ENTERTAINING, it’s like the proverbial riding in another man’s bibs…

… Austin pointing out that this morning’s..

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YOU, WHO ARE ON THE ROAD

MUST KNOW THE CODE:

It’s a social ride… I like you, and I like hammering the snot out of you even more.

It’s a no-drop ride… Don’t get..

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CAMEL OR THOROUGHBRED?

It’s so tempting to get everyone’s buy-in on your next kit/t-shirt/event… etc.  But you know what they say:

Committees design camels,

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