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This morning, I’m hopping on a jet plane (probably a prop plane, actually), bound for Los Angeles to meet up with my team for this weekend’s Furnace Creek 508. My journey leading up to this day followed a crazy, twisted road with a few bumps and potholes, but somehow I’ve arrived intact. If you recall, five short weeks ago, I agreed to join the record-holding two-tandem 50-plus team, the Northern Spring Peepers, for this 508-mile race. I knew it would […]

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I rode my bike yesterday.  Yeah, I know, no big deal, right?  I ride my bike about 250 days a year so why was yesterday special?  Well, I cried on the bike yesterday.  These weren’t tears of pain, but tears of fear, and they caught me completely off guard. I’m not sure why I was so affected by yesterday’s ride.  I crashed a week ago (only my 2nd road cycling crash in 14 years, hit by another cyclist).  My only […]

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For the benefit of my non-bicycle riding friends, I offer you some thoughts about how we ride our bicycles and why we do some of the things we do.  It’s important to understand that bicycles are considered vehicles under the law, and people who ride bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as those who drive cars.  Bicycle law has become part of the driver education programs in many states.  So, I’ll start with the law (which may vary from state to state) […]

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