Cycling

2015 Ride #28 (Omloop Het Wasatch)

The headwind going south on Wasatch was even more brutal today than it was yesterday, but the tailwind dropping from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon past the Old Mill was incredible. Now, what to do for Easter dinner. Current weight: 211.0 lbs (95.71 kg). 2015 mileage: 561.1 miles (903.07 km).

Cycling

2014 Ride #55 (Sheffield Loop)

Windy, and surprisingly chillier than I was expecting … not that it was cold outside, since the temp is in the mid-60s, but since the sun kept ducking behind clouds, I was underdressed for the shady parts. Miles are miles though, and every ride counts. Current weight: 210.8 lbs (95.6 kg). 2014 mileage: 1114.2 miles […]

Cycling

2012 Rides #32/33 (Morning & Evening Commute)

Morning Commute: View Larger Map Evening Commute: View Larger Map Fuck me, that hurt. Felt pretty good after the morning commute and throughout the day. The evening commute home sucked; especially because of the headwind all the way home … it’s still summer. Afternoon/evening winds are supposed to be out of the south … I […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

APPROACH OF WINTER The half-stripped trees struck by a wind together, bending all, the leaves flutter drily and refuse to let go or driven like hail stream bitterly out to one side and fall where the salvias, hard carmine,— like no leaf that ever was— edge the bare garden.   — William Carlos Williams (1883 – […]

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Poetry Friday

AGAINST ELEGIES James has cancer. Catherine has cancer. Melvin has AIDS. Whom will I call, and get no answer? My old friends, my new friends who are old, or older, sixty, seventy, take pills before or after dinner. Arthritis scourges them. But irremediable night is farther away from them; they seem to hold it at […]