Cycling

Turning the Corner

Comments Off 07 June 2012

[Dodgy iPhone photo by Olivia Bleitz. What better way to celebrate corner-turning than with a nerdy photo vest and a row of porta-potties?] If you’ve been reading my weekly training updates for Peloton Magazine, you may have picked up on a certain darkness there. I’ve been heady, agitated, worried and a little depressed. I haven’t [...]

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On becoming the lazy bastard I was meant to be

9 Comments 31 May 2012

Sal finds me back in bed at 9:00am. I got up at 5am and started working. He’s been on an early conference call with China.  When he’s done he creeps up the stairs to see me there, curled up. With the cat. (After a few hours of work, I’d made a dramatic retreat.) “What are [...]

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Oh, Did I Mention I’m Riding the Tour de France?

5 Comments 20 April 2012

[Photo: Michael Robertson] I apologize for the long gap between posts. Allow me to explain myself. Earlier this year, Michael Roberston and I decided to build a team to ride the entire 2012 Tour de France course. It started as a story idea and became something infinitely bigger than that. It has consumed most of [...]

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PSA: How to Remove Embrocation FAST

11 Comments 06 February 2012

We had an embrocation emergency here at Grit & Glimmer HQ over the weekend and I was forced to do some lightning quick internet research to determine the best way to remove the stuff quickly. It took about 10 or 15 minutes of reading through forum threads and long blog posts to find the best [...]

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Cycling, Life

Shut Up Legs as Life Principle

7 Comments 01 February 2012

There are a lot of things to love about Jens Voigt, his famous “Shut up, Legs!” quote notwithstanding. He is a classic hard man, hitting the gas when the tank is empty, boggling minds with his incredible strength and unmatched will power. He’s also quietly modest about the whole thing and endlessly kind, which makes [...]

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Guest Post for Light & Motion: Going Places

1 Comment 27 January 2012

Today’s post requires some traveling. Head over to the Light & Motion blog to read “Going Places“, a short rumination on the beauty of bike rides that actually take you somewhere. End the circle cycle! This is the third post in a four-post commuting series I am doing for Light & Motion as part of [...]

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