A fascination with Cyclocross

A fascination with Cyclocross

Picture a bicycle that looks like a road bike to the untrained eye.  It has dropped handlebars, integrated shifters, a sleek saddle, and a double …

 

Wiggo in back & white

Wiggo in back & white

While by no means a stroke of genius, Bradley Wiggins’ On Tour hits the right notes and delivers an intimate portrait of PRO Cycling that is both approachable and cool to look at; great coffee table material.

 

the Game Changer; part one.

the Game Changer; part one.

Part One of the Game Changer series. A response to Energy Secretary Stephen Chu’s speech on the ‘New Sputnik Moment’; discussion of why energy policy in the United States needs an overhaul, or else.

 

Dodge Park to Lolo Pass

Dodge Park to Lolo Pass

I’m a lucky person; as far as the places I’ve had a chance to ride my bicycle are concerned, I’m exceptionally lucky.  Oregon has some …

 

A century of sorts.

A century of sorts.

During my brief visit to Portland at the end of August, some friends of mine and I rode a century in Mt. Hood National Forest’s …

 

HELLO CATALUNYA!

HELLO CATALUNYA!

My trip to Spain at the beginning of April was one of desperation.  The weather in Scotland had gotten so severe there was literally no …

 

Spring break in Scotland? Hardly.

Spring break in Scotland? Hardly.

My ‘spring break’ began on 24 March when I handed in both of my term papers and Ms. Jeanne M. Beko arrived in-country.  We had …

 

Springtime by bike in Scotland.

Springtime by bike in Scotland.

With the road cycling season in full-swing, I thought I’d share some bike tales from the southwest of Scotland. Based on the people I got to …

 

Cityscapes and Green places.

Cityscapes and Green places.

Roughly translated from its original Gaelic name, Glasgow means ‘dear green place,’ an interesting choice of words for Scotland’s most industrious and metropolitan centre.  Seldom …

 

24 days of paradise.

24 days of paradise.

I’ve opted to let the photos speak for themselves–by and large–this post.  I had a wonderful time with everyone back in the U.S.  I am …

 

A trip up north to the Fort.

A trip up north to the Fort.

My decision to go on the Glasgow Uni Cycling Club’s (GUC) trip to Ft. William initially seemed like a bad financial decision in light of …

 

The University. School is life.

The University. School is life.

The event that had the greatest impact on my academic career was my journey to Scotland in the Fall of 2006.  I had just come …