Writing on Riding

Writing on Riding

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live. – Mark Twain

Archive for October 2015

No Rider Left Behind–Much

Your fellow riders are out ahead of you, somewhere. You think you saw one of them around that last curve, but you aren’t sure. Your heart feels like it’s about to beat out of your chest, you’re sucking in breaths through your mouth because your nostrils just don’t pull the air in fast enough. You… (read more)

Learning to Shred with Dust and a Skunk

I struggled to see the trail. I was the last of five riders on a descent filled with tight turns, sketchy gravel, and darkness. Plus, there was dust—lots and lots of dust. My bright helmet-mounted light made it a very well-lit cloud of obfuscation. Then there was the skunk, but that’s a bit later. We… (read more)