Open Letter to Utah Restaurant Owners

Dear Utah Restaurant Owners: If your employees work for tips, Utah & Federal law allows you to pay them a wage of only $2.13/hour, but as a former tip worker, I know for a fact that tip income is never guaranteed. I had nights where I made $70 in tips, and I had nights where […]

Rider Down: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Robin Williams died today; news reports are indicating that it was a suicide. Robin was one of our clients when I worked at A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito from 1994-2001. While he was often “on” when other customers were around, the time he spent at the shop after closing were some of the most enjoyable […]

2014 Ride #65 (Duh Loop)

I know that Friday’s ride barely counts, but this is the fourth day in a row that I have been on the bike. Legs felt good today, but my lungs weren’t really cooperating … was breathing like my HR was in the 170s when it was actually only in the high 140s and low 150s. […]

The Woman Problem

Read an article tonight on emusic.com about The Warped Tour’s Woman Problem, and it got me thinking. Shortly after taking an Ambien, but hopefully this is done before that kicks in. Just in case people aren’t aware of this white male’s musical tastes, Kristin Hersh (along with her associated acts Throwing Muses & 50 Foot […]

2014 Ride #53 (Emi+The Loop)

This is when I know that I’m really in a funk. I should be happy that I did 38+ miles with 2400 feet of climbing. Instead, my first thoughts were to be bummed about how much it hurt and how long it took. This is what I was referring to in yesterday’s post when I […]

If I had a superpower …

Why hello there again Dysthymia! Wish I could say that I’ve missed you, but that would be a lie, and I’ve always prided myself on being honest … at least to others, if not always to myself. Every once in awhile, I come across some sort of personality quiz that either asks what sort of […]