Tag Archives: guidelines

Kaput

It’s that time of year. Generally, by this point I’ve thrown in the towel. The weather’s less than ideal. The days are shorter. Early mornings or evening rides are off the table as a result. This means throwing away a good portion of daylight just to crunch any miles. You move slower, make more stops, …

Breaking your habit

This seems a counter-intuitive piece of advice, considering the importance I’ve placed on making a habit of your riding. A strong riding habit is the quickest way to discipline yourself and achieve something more from it. Truth is, riding in such a regimented way can oftentimes suck the fun out of it, so it’s important …

#offseason

It’s come. No, not the winter and its interminably dreary weather. The pre-winter season, in which shorter days and slightly cooler climes, begins to corrode any sense of discipline you might have developed over the year. In Chengdu it settles in, a flat damp shade of grey, and despite not being too awful of a …

Nothing personal

Sometimes the things I think about then in turn choose to write about may seem a little course, grating and pointed in a way that might get you thinking “is he talking about me?” The short answer? Yes. The long answer? No, well, kind of, but not in the directed sort of way, rather more …

Bike life guidelines

1) Make a habit of riding. Riding a bike on the reg is like flossing your teeth. It’s an easy habit to develop that serves several benefits: fitness, social, mental well-being, sustainability. If you don’t push through and get rubber to the road for a week, it easily becomes two or three then on and …