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Backlit Chaos: Tumalo Mountain

2 Comments 26 March 2013

Twenty-six degrees and sun rising in bright white claws that get longer as they come at us over the peak of the mountain. You forgot your goggles and so did I. You forgot your windproof outer layer and so did I. You forgot to bring the miniature thermos of tea and so did I. At [...]

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This is Worth Your Time: Support the Afghan Women’s Cycling Team

6 Comments 18 March 2013

Yes, you read that headline right. A women’s national cycling team is beginning to take shape in Afghanistan. We talk a lot about inviting more women to join the cycling party. About empowering women to pedal and explore and race and just go for it. In so many ways this project in Afghanistan symbolizes, in [...]

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Oh hi, Haiti.

1 Comment 28 January 2013

I’ve been called out. I know, my new year’s resolution to blog twice a week is off to a dubious start. That said, I’m crushing my other resolutions. 66% isn’t really even a D+ but 2 outa 3 ain’t bad? I don’t know. Either way, I’m sitting in seat 34A waiting for the departure of [...]

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Is it already January?

4 Comments 02 January 2013

It is. It is January already. How did that happen? Nevermind. It’s time for that thing that we do every time a year ticks over because we like the feeling of a specific (yet arbitrary) starting line. Despite the fact that you can do this any any point – at any single moment – in [...]

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35 Years.

15 Comments 23 August 2012

Today is my 35th birthday. This means nothing. Except that now, psychologically, I’m on my way to 40 instead of enjoying my early 30s. I’m not afraid of any of this. I’ll tell you why. Actually, I’ll let Steven Pressfield tell you why. He summed it up quite well in  Turning Pro (A follow up [...]

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I want to tell you what this means (an open letter to my family)

17 Comments 08 June 2012

[Image by Michael Robertson] My sister texted me last week to find out if I would make it to the family gathering at the ocean over the 4th of July. Which is when I realized that maybe I’d not been communicative enough with her (or my parents) about how I will be spending July. I [...]

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