Tag Archives: psychology

Quantitative

Strava, in many rights, is a wonderful tool. From your pocket, whether you use a dedicated device or run it off your phone, you can keep dizzyingly accurate stats of your physical activities. Obviously, this open-access quantification tool is a boon for cyclists. Because people that ride bikes, despite some efforts to conceal the fact …

The wall

I feel like I’m running into it headlong.  This past weekend did two things.  It put my fitness in perspective. Then that perspective reared its ugly head on me this week.  I rode well enough, strong even and was proud of where I got myself, considering my age and inability. I spend a lot of …

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 …