Turning the Corner

Turning the Corner

[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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A Little Love from The Oregonian

In case you missed it, OregonLive featured a little Q and A with me last week as part of an ongoing series they are doing with their partner bloggers. It was so interesting to think about how long I have been blogging – and why. Also interesting to think about how this opportunity in France [...]

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On becoming the lazy bastard I was meant to be

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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Portland Peeps: What Are Your Favorite Long Rides?

Portland Peeps: What Are Your Favorite Long Rides?

It was bound to happen, even with all the traveling. I’m tired of all my Portland rides. I’m tired of Larch. I’m tired of Vernonia Century. I’m tired of Skyline. I’m tired of Sauvie Island. I’m tired of Bridge of the Gods. I’m tired of Marine Drive. Bored. Tired tired tired. So, I ask you: [...]

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Leaving the Garden

Leaving the Garden

I’m flying to Santa Rosa today, but my body wants to be home. As a form of protest, it spent the last 5 days plaguing me with intermittent fever and fatigue. I stayed in bed for a few days and ate nothing, woke up hot from the inside and cold from the outside. Things are [...]

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

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

[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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