Month: April 2019

Only in Idaho

This blog began with an earnest attempt to catalog some of the things I think about while I ride.  I’ve focused on taking random thoughts from the ol’ noodle and firming them up a bit.  But, I’d also like to dive into the pandemonium.  I’m hoping to give a more accurate of some of the …

XC accidental

My most recent ride found me in peak “search and get destroyed” mode.  After several weeks of sniffing around for reasonable routes, I’ve begun to feather out into new territory like a slime mold searching for a new food source. I headed for my new ol’ faithful, Lake Youngs, east of South Seattle’s suburbia.  This …

Hotdog country

For me riding a bike is as much the smells as it is the sights.  The things you get a whiff of while out on a ride set a subtle tone to the whole affair.  Smells are seasonal, regional, and enable nostalgia. From the sweet petrichor fumes of my native New Mexico to the earthen …

Joke’s on us

I read a seemingly bright piece of news the other day.  Norway has reported that sales of electric vehicles has overtaken those of its petrol-fuel sibling.  At least, it seems a good step in the right direction of sustainability, right? I was thinking about this while riding and figured I’d do a little digging. I …