REVIEW: Made In England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle

If you don’t already have this book, then you need to get this book. Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle Fantastic section/interview with legendary British framebuilder Ron Cooper, who sadly passed away in December 2012 at the age of 81, and includes lots of photos of his shop and frames, as well […]

Review: The Breakaway, by Nicole Cooke

Originally published in the August 2016 edition of Cycling Utah. Few athlete memoirs are well-written, and fewer still are written by women athletes. That The Breakaway: my story, by retired Welsh cyclist Nicole Cooke, is both means that the time it takes to read it is definitely well-spent. Nicole Cooke is a strong-willed, outspoken iconoclast. […]

Crusher in the Tushar 2016 Race Report

Originally published on the web by Cyclocross Magazine and in print in the August 2016 edition of Cycling Utah. BEAVER, UT (7/9/2016) – Nestled in the Tushar Mountains, above the idyllic agricultural town of Beaver, Utah, are the roads that make up one of the most brutal events now commonly called a “gravel grinder”. Each […]

Review: At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

I am a cycling fan. Once upon a time, I considered myself to be a cyclist as well, but as I keep flipping pages on my calendar, I find myself less-and-less entranced by the prospect of getting out on my bike and suffering … but I am still a cycling fan, and lover of cycling […]

REVIEW – Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop

(as published in the July 2015 edition of Cycling Utah) When I first read the brief description of BIKE MECHANIC: TALES FROM THE ROAD AND THE WORKSHOP by Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash, I was anticipating a quick read filled with profiles of team mechanics and humorous anecdotes of life on the road and the […]

Lest We Forget

IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly. Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now […]