Tour of Utah 2012 – Stage 1 (A View from the Rear)

“Boring boring boring … Chaos! Chaos! Chaos!” This was how Competitive Cycling Racing Team director Gord Fraser described what can be a typical day in team car behind the professional peloton; especially on a long, hot, hilly day, like today’s first stage of the 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, presented by Zion’s Bank. […]

Word Play

Christmas morning …

ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST’S NATIVITY I This is the month, and this the happy morn, Wherein the Son of Heaven’s eternal King, Of wedded maid and Virgin Mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring; For so the holy sages once did sing,    That he our deadly forfeit should release, And with […]

Cycling Jeep Chronicles


They came, they saw, they got crushed (and crushed in return). When I first found out that Burke Swindlehurst was putting together the Crusher in the Tushar, a half-road, half-dirt climbing sufferfest at altitude, I knew immediately that this was going to be an event in which I had to be involved. I’ve written in […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

TO . . . You have been my love for so many years, It makes me dizzy to think of so much hope, And my dizziness won’t be aged, or cooled; Even by what waited for our death, Or slowly learned how to fight us, Even by what is foreign to us, Or by my […]


Crusher in the Tushar

Burke Swindlehurst’s new event, the Crusher in the Tushar, will be having its inaugural running this summer on July 16. The 79 mile course starts in quiet downtown Beaver, Utah and finishes at Utah’s newest ski resort, Eagle Point, and will feature a nearly perfect 50/50 split between pavement and dirt fire-road sectors, allowing riders […]


I miss San Francisco

Tonight, I miss San Francisco … I miss A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito (and Tony Tom, the owner) and City Cycle in the Marina (and Clay Mankin, RIP) … I miss the Hi-Ball Lounge in North Beach and I miss Spencer’s upstairs in the back room of the DNA Lounge … and I miss the […]