Bollards, oh bollocks!

bollard:  (n) a pole or structure erected to direct traffic or obstruct access to certain road users (cars). bollocks:  (n) literal meaning:  testicles.  common use:  an expletive uttered after a misfortune. One of my coaching clients recently crashed his bike and suffered some pretty serious injuries.  He was commuting to work on the SF Bay Trail as part of a group ride.  The route was detoured to a narrow section of trail with a bollard at the entrance.  He didn’t […]

The long way home

who doesn’t like a little challenge? after a month off the bike in October, doing nothing but physical therapy and coaching clinics, I wanted to get back on the bike, add in some yoga (more on that in another post), and just find some consistency in my riding, my energy levels, and my mood. during October I’d also been focused on weight-loss and my caloric deficits, combined with the end of Daylight Saving Time, seemed to be affecting my sleep […]


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! whether you celebrate this day in a traditional manner with friends + family or in a less traditional way (for me, on the bike), I hope you’ll each take some time to reflect on the blessings we have and the opportunities we’ve been given. since this is technically a bicycle-related blog, I’ll share some of my bicycle-related thanks. I’m thankful that I ride a bicycle. yeah, that pretty much sums up my life, so if you have […]

Put a little Bang in your Yin Yang

energy. it’s an amazing thing, right? we’ve got it, we don’t have it, we want more of it, we have too much of it. I have observed that the more energy I expend, the more energy I have. funny, isn’t it? when I’m active, riding my bicycle, I feel energized and alive and ready to conquer the world. I’m on a roll and there’s no stopping me. when I’m inactive, not riding my bicycle, I feel tired and sluggish and […]