The Art Of Loneliness.
The most difficult job I’ve ever had is begin all alone. My family left me in 2009. Since that July day, it has been nothing but struggling against the maddening side effects of loneliness. When someone you love and the mother of your children tells you she wishes you dead, you’ve got to question your…
“I Thought We Were Going To Waste The Rest Of Our Lives Together.” Daniel Stern; Breaking Away.
Breaking Away. A perfect example of what Film Making was made for. If you haven’t seen this? It’s Sunday Morning. You will ride your bicycle after the race. Or get on that trainer and ride through this classic film. The best Cycling Film to date. Hard to imagine a better story about a passionate cyclists…
Elders Are The Essence Of Our Lives.
Ski Cooper is a tiny Ski Resort outside Leadville, Colorado and home to the Tenth Mountain Divisions annual get-together. These men had bombs, bullet’s and grenade’s flying their way on skies, at night, in The Italian Alps. I had just walked through Ski Cooper’s front door as these Legends started singing this Original Tenth Mountain…
Ninety-Four Days With No Salt And Pepper.
Yesterday after ninety-four days without riding my bicycle outdoors, I returned to the enchantment of cycling outdoors for ninety-four rejuvenating minutes of Cycleology with Mother Nature. Riding indoors is a fantastic option when injured or hostage to weather, but it’s oddly analogous to not seasoning your cooking with salt and pepper. A Kind of Flat…
Healing Indoors, Tasting Europe and A Good Road Trip.
Training indoors and my reluctance to motivate hit the end of the road last week after rolling up on this YouTube Trail. I’ve glided this 30-minute peach of a ride 30 times in the last eight days. I just did three more laps. I’ve got to ride this route. I want to fly as close…
This Peloton Was Once United.
When I was much younger this country was known as The United States of America. We were, all united peddaling towards our common aspirations. Then gradually, we stopped having common aspirations and ultimately replaced our everyday shared needs with individualistic selfish delirium. It was not The American Team but our American Team Leaders who betrayed…
The Technological Frustrations Of An Unemployed Recovery.
Hobbled by a fractured scapula on November 24. Shady Black Ice, you know. Without cycling daily, my sanity is constantly tested. Without work and cycling daily, my sanity has been pushed to shockingly unforeseen boundaries. Ah, the affliction of loving my work as much as I adore cycling. Thus began my struggles with this unemployed…
Meditation In New York City.
Meditation is a powerful tool I entirely discovered lately from Sam Harris’s Podcast and Waking Up App. Only today, realizing I unwittingly meditated my way thru my last New York City Marathon. While shooting this Burro Racing story, I encountered Lynette Clemons. Lynette, a world-class marathoner, recommended a Pace Chart laminated and tapped to my…
Man’s Best Friend. His Father.
If you were fortunate enough to have or have had a Father? He will prove you best friend in life. I had a Father for almost eighteen years. He wasn’t perfect nor am I. His good parts were the best a young man could get. When he was gone I was devastated. The last the…
From NPR News
In new book, Haass explores the obligations we have to one another and the country https://www.npr.org/2023/01/24/1150942762/in-new-book-haass-explores-the-obligations-we-have-to-one-another-and-the-countr?sc=18&f=3 Tremendous observations we all need to hear.