It’s All in Your Head

There are those certain special sections on your local ride. You know them well. They’re sorta scary, but not really dangerous. But the line is difficult to find. Often you pedal up to the first part of a series of obstacles–waterbars, rocks, roots, drop-offs, etc.–and you hit it, determined to fly over the damn thing.Continue reading “It’s All in Your Head”

23 Things I Thought About While Riding Yesterday

The ride: Chimney Gulch, Golden, Colorado. Temp: around 50 degrees. Wind: howling with gusts at least 40 mph. Start time: 5:07 PM. Finish: 7:03 PM. Vertical climbed: 1,735 feet. Total miles:7.05 miles. __________________ Thoughts, in no apparent order: 1. Dammit, it’s cold. 2. I can’t believe I forgot my socks and have to ride inContinue reading “23 Things I Thought About While Riding Yesterday”

Mixed Taste, Deconstructed

Two Saturdays ago I had the wonderful privilege of being a speaker at Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Mixed Taste—On Ice” lecture series. Simply put, two speakers on vastly differing topics are randomly chosen to pair up and talk about their stuff. Then at the end, during a Q&A session, the audience and speakers areContinue reading “Mixed Taste, Deconstructed”

January is Warm–and Arty

I rode Green Mountain yesterday around sunset–it was 68 degrees in Denver, which is absolutely nuts–and found myself viewing every panorama as contemporary art. Seems like I saw some Pollock on the trail, some Warhol in the parking lot, some Dali in the sky. Maybe I’m art-obsessed because I’ll be giving a talk entitled “DeconstructedContinue reading “January is Warm–and Arty”