I Would Bike 100 Miles and I Would Bike 100 More… 1

I Would Bike 100 Miles and I Would Bike 100 More...
A giant thank you to everyone who supported my Century for UNICEF UK. With your help I raised $757, which comes it to $7.57 per mile I biked on Sunday. I’m incredibly grateful and I know the money will go to helping people who need it! Thank you everyone!!! (Thank you: Chelsea Conlin, Pat Acks, ...

T-minus 14 Days: Training Update for my #CenturyForUNICEF

T-minus 14 Days: Training Update for my #CenturyForUNICEF
The Katy Flatland Century (you know, that thing I’m dedicating to UNICEF UK) is now just two weeks away. Less than that, technically. By this time two Sundays from now, I plan to have gorged myself on margaritas and a giant chimichanga at Chuy’s. If I can stay awake that long. But I wanted to ...

Riding a century for UNICEF UK

Riding a century for UNICEF UK
I’m going to get on my bicycle in less than three weeks and ride 100 miles. The story is basically that I’m nuts. July in Houston is fricking hot. It’ll probably take me 6-7 hours to do. Why? Personally, it’s a challenge. Last year I achieved the metric century, which is 100km. This year I’m in ...

The kindness of strangers

Just a short little story to share because I have had way too much to drink tonight and we’re not even going to discuss the number of cupcakes I’ve ingested, other than it’s a sum that rhymes with “regret.” Earlier today, I did another forty mile loop on my bike. I did one yesterday as well, ...

For a moment I had fifty legs 1

Imagine this: Thundering down the pavement at 26 miles per hour, rattling over bumps and potholes, hands going numb. It’s night, red and white lights flashing everywhere. There are people in front of you, behind you. You’re a freight train. You’re unstoppable. The wind is so loud in your ears you can barely hear your ...

Being last sucks, I admit it.

Today was the first group ride I’ve done in 2013, a 45 mile roundtrip to Gunbarrel that was relatively flat for Colorado. Which really means fuck you hills, I hate you so very, very much. To say I survived it is probably charitable. I learned several things from the ride today: 1) A no-drop ride ...

I buy stuff

I bought two things today that I’m very excited about, one for my head and one for my butt. Whee! I’ve been wanting a new saddle for my bike pretty much since I started regularly riding more than 20 miles at a time, and finally just did it because I was tired of my sit ...

In which Google Maps tries to kill me.

I used Google Maps a lot when I was in Houston, to map routes for getting around by bike. There, it served me really well – hey, I got through the summer alive, right? There aren’t a lot of bike lanes are shared road space, but the mapping algorithm was really good about taking me ...

It’s my road too.

Dear person who honked at me: Look, a car horn isn’t really the best communication medium there is. I guess we could try morse code, or set phrases like the general 10-codes, but outside of that I don’t really know what you’re trying to tell me. Of course, I have some guesses. Maybe you’re trying ...

Team Loki at the Buffalo Bicycle Classic

Team Loki is officially registered for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic in Boulder, Colorado on September 9. It’s a charity ride where all the net proceeds (~$60 per person) go to scholarships for students at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Which is, not coincidentally, my school. Currently we’re a team of two on the 35 ...