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A fire that smolders.

For a very long time I have been sitting on feelings and emotions… considering writing on past experiences that have left me disappointed, hurt and hell, emotionally devastated. This blog post from Mike Vallely re-kindled the flame. It is a good read. Though if you know nothing of skateboarding, it may not have relevance. I’ve […]

I am full of furious anger! (aka: crash. move on.)

I’ll preface this by saying, I had decided earlier this morning not to write anything about getting crashed out. There are plenty of other cx races to do. And plenty of other opportunities to bump elbows and have Reeb put me into the course tape. An hour ago, I got an email from a spectator […]

Lazer Vision Eyewear preview!

You may get to see this at Interbike! And, if you are not going to Interbike check it out, my rep brought by a bunch of Lazer Vision eyewear. It is good looking gear. Some single lens styles and a few exchangeable lens styles. And, thankfully my personal favorite: BALLER WHITE WITH CLEAR LENSES. Cause […]

Raced a bike for the first time in months last weekend!

And it went about as well as I expected. I had one speed. Kinda fast but, not particularly very, very fast. Last week I wrapped up my final big block of training miles for cx season. And this week was a “rest” week. Putting that in quotes cause I did very little resting. c’est la […]

Have some empathy?

140 characters is not enough to respond to an offensive exchange I got roped into on Twitter. Normally, I ignore the peanut gallery on Twitter and other internet forums, etc. The internet allows people to spout off like idiots. I don’t care to get roped into arguments with “with white dudes on the internet“. My […]

Put it on, it works fine. You shift with your brain.

Jesus. Can Parlee do no wrong? Dropping amazing bomb after amazing bomb! This is completely unreal. Yet, it is very, very real. I’ve been riding Shimano Di2 for 3 years. It is flawless and proven. Wins races, gets power washed daily, crashed, beaten up and ridden into the ground. Still works perfectly. I don’t have […]

I’m glad I don’t watch television. aka “I thought I was an assault on masculinity!”

The Daily Show – Toemageddon 2011 – This Little Piggy Went to HellTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

I love a good papertowel test.

For serious, you need to get into a pair of these Castelli nanoflex leg warmers. They are awesome. I’ve been using them since last summer (it rains a lot in Portland) and, they completely rule. The double gripper on the inside and outside of the thigh-band is a nice touch. I strongly encourage the use […]

Living in Portland. Coming and going.

I wake up suddenly on most mornings at about 4 or 5am. A couple hours before my alarm and, typically a few hours before I actually get out of bed. (And right about when the Condor gets out of bed and heads to work.) This happens often when there is a lot on my mind. […]

Wrapping up an amazing fall day in Portland.

Whew! I’m back and, I have no idea where to begin. Life has been such a whirlwind and, I am thinking about a lot of stuff. There always is a lot on my mind, work, cycling, work, racing, work. Work. I lead a charmed life. Truly. I really need to catch up and take a […]


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