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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

"Don't flaunt what you didn't earn"

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip.  
Aaron said something else I agree with, which, more or less, goes something like this: Don't flaunt what you didn't earn. 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Drawing Lines: MTB Axioms and Other Random Considerations For Simpleminded Geezer-Bikers

We are all on a quest for meaning...heroic journeys, from the time of the ancients to present day, begin with a call to adventure–a challenge or opportunity to face the unknown and gain something of physical or spiritual value. American mythologist, Joseph Campbell, who coined the phrase "Follow your bliss."

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What Have You Got To Lose?

Even though we believe we grow up and move on from our volatile adolescence, deep down we're still just a conglomeration of hormones — the same ridiculous teenager, now worn around the edges by life. Jill Homer of "Jill Outside," The necessity and frivolity of personal challenges.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Reflections On The Intersection Between Pride and Practicality On The Corner of Nature and Freedom

"When you stay too long in one place, you forget just how big an expanse the world is. You get no sense of the vastness...just as it is hard to have a sense of the vastness inside any one person. But once you sense that vastness, once something reveals it, hope emerges...and it clings to you as stubbornly as lichen clings to rock."  Matt Haig, "The Midnight Library"

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Desert Solitaire: Finding The Wilderness Needle-In-A-Haystack On The Edge Of Megalopolis

Looking for "The Few" in a Pandemic Year. Never before have so many, driven so far, to join a mega-throng of urbanites in search of peace and quiet.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Wheels On The Ground

For me, mountain biking is a lot like love. One minute you're flying high, elated and elevated as a bird in flight. The next minute you're sprawled on the ground in a crumpled heap, accessing bodily damage and brain function. As in love, mountain biking measures out both elation and devastation, and the latter can happen in the blink of an eye.