When you race in a criterium, you’re supposed to keep up with the main pack. You save energy drafting off the guy in front of you, and the farther toward the front, the less energy you spend yo-yoing after everyone. If you fall behind and are about to be lapped, […]
I want everyone to know: I love bees. Bees are our buddies. When the thyme in Anne’s and my backyard and the rosemary in our front yard are full of bees, I am ecstatic, because it means our plants are healthy and pollinated and thriving. Without bees, we would be […]
Last year, after my triumph* in New Zealand, I was all hot to try my new-found fitness on the bike racing circuit. I was a bit stymied because the one race I wanted to do, Conquer the Canyons, was canceled, and it seemed like everyone else from Triathletix had taken […]
Up I’ve only done two crosses, and neither of them had mud. I think I’ve been missing something.
I didn’t know Barbara Warren, but I rode past her on Saturday. The ambulances had just arrived, and there were two people on the pavement, one upright and dazed, the other flat on the ground. Both were bloody. I’m assuming she was the one lying down. Triathlons are supposed to […]
I know that the world is burning down around me, and the sky looks like Pompeii on a bad day, and that work will likely be a royal pain in the ass of clients and shit-eating, but you know what? I just ran ten miles, and the iPod was nice […]
Good gravy, but that hurt. I only managed four (or maybe three?) laps before my legs and pride completely gave out. I just couldn’t hack the pace (at least 28 mph, the highest my computer got) and dropped behind after the second turn. But Paul, one of my teammates (and […]