The Winter struggle is real.

I started riding my bike to work in 2004. For reasons that don’t really matter here, I found myself carless in Northern Virginia and needing to get to work. Metro was a drag, so I started riding from Reston to Falls Church each day. It took some … [Read more...]

Bicycle Beliefs

Wind & turbulence are not your friends. In the end they want to undo you, subdue you, make the ride a push of stream against bottom, holding the bottom down, the sound of push & pull, chains that guard your humanity; you are more to me than … [Read more...]

Skinned knees & black eyes/ No ideas but in things

Last week, for the first time in probably 15 years, I hit the ground and, man, I hit it hard. Right up-over-the-handlebars hard. When I finally came to stop I had skidded some ten feet across the gravel. Thought #1: am I ok? Is there a big pool of … [Read more...]