Hill climbing vairagya

Let me tell you a secret to a great hill climb: vairagya. “Excuse me,” you say. “Did you just say V-i-a-g-r-a? You take one of those pills to ‘get up’ the hill? Who knew?” Ha ha! No, not V-i-a-g-r-a, but vairagya. … Continue reading

Never say never

“I’ll never do this ride again!” I wearily stated to my wife after finishing a gruelling all day ride in the mountains of Colorado last summer. I woke up the next morning. “That is, until next time!” I added. Read … Continue reading

Swirling chitta vrittis

Swirling what? It seems our yoga teachers love to throw out Sanksrit words whenever they can. I guess to sound exotic and all knowledgeable or something. (Just kidding!) Anyway, chitta can be translated as “mind stuff” or “of the mind.” The … Continue reading

Remembering to breathe in cycling dreamtime

Have you ever tried to become aware that you are dreaming, while you are dreaming? I’ve tried it. I’ve never succeeded. One trick that supposedly works is to look for your hands in the dream. It’s claimed this will help trigger … Continue reading

A mad day on Mingus Mountain

I like climbing mountains on my bike. I’m not sure why. I’m not particularly good at it; there are plenty of riders stronger than me when it comes to pointing their bikes upward, and the extra ten pounds or so I seem … Continue reading