Things I like

This weekend was filled with things I like. I like bike racing for a start, but sometimes I end up sacrificing fun in order to travel and sate my competitive edge. This weekend, no compromises were made in the pursuit of a fulfilling experience. Salida is a town I’ve driven past more times than I know. Thankfully, though, its one […]



The coffee machine gets turned on. Not in itself a rare or noteworthy occasion. Time is what is different. The sun is coming through the windows from the other direction, and its intensity ensures there is no confusion of the hour. Afternoon espresso’s lead to awesome evenings. The smell of freshly ground beans mixes with the chain lube on my […]

Group ride on Switzerland (16)


Escapism. Denial. Call it what you want. Therapy. Masochism. We all do it. Each turn of the pedals removes logical thought; with each stroke to be replaced by the freedom of an empty mind and burning lungs. Tunnel vision ensues, and tunnel-thoughts follow. No need to think further than the top of the climb, no need to reason, other than […]


The Top Step

I’d been struggling to recover all week, and the combination of a sudden upturn in work hours, and a large quantity of beer with good friends had meant that Friday evening came around sooner than I thought. As I sat drinking one of above mentioned beers with good friends, I deliberated whether I should be racing my bike tomorrow. The […]


Accidental Ned Ride

Its a Thursday. Work just happened. Due to the wonders of modern technology, we have now convened on 9th and Baseline. To some, this might not be a significant meeting place, but to those who know bikes and boulder, you know it leaves only one option – Flagstaff. What can you achieve leaving town at 3pm and riding up a […]