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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 …

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 …

Airport loop

A sweet little loop, today’s route takes you down and around the lower horn of the airport. The roads within the 4th Ring Road are pretty damn “meh”, but if you can tough out the traffic, construction, and choppy concrete, it makes for a decent ride. At a cool 50km, this loop is a good …

Sleepless

These past few days found me bedridden with a busted gut. Naturally I’ve rested pretty heavily. Full nights of sleep each day topped off with a nap for good measure, I was hoping for a speedy return. Instead I got restless. I remember as a kid, spooked by a nightmare running to my parents room …

Making of a ritual

In college I worked weekends at Kinko’s helping folks make copies. Being in the heart of the city’s university area we got a veritable crowd of customers: New York designer pomps, humble tenured professors, self-loathing graduate understudies, shrew-handed panhandlers and so on. My favorite was older folks; Kind, patient and with a penchant for speaking …