Month: March 2019

Driven

News broke last week of the suicide of a US olympic cyclist.  At only 23, Kelly Catlin was juggling the day-to-day of being both a professional athlete and a grad student.  In an article she wrote for VeloNews published weeks before her death, Kelly discusses the challenges and certain failings of doing so much, “Things …

Quick climbs

As much as I enjoy decrying car americana, I feel it’s important to remark on some of the things that have brought me joy while riding around.  For starters, I always enjoyed a good climb.  Chengdu had a fair share of accessible climbing that made for a decent day of the old up and down.  …

No easy way through

I thought it might be a matter of culture shock.  To return to riding around the US and feel I was in an unwelcoming environment.  More time on the bike gave me affirmation:  America’s transportation infrastructure is the pits. I mentioned before when hosting outsiders to China, I was often met with a degree of …