Finding your edge

Yungas Road, Bolivia. Otherwise known as the “Death Road.” (photo from — No, I’ve never ridden this road, and don’t plan to. But what a ride it would be …) Recently in power yoga class the topic of the day was … Continue reading


Rio Verde/Moon Valley loop, starting from the Gainey Ranch Fitness center Saturday, January 9th I cruise up Mountain View Rd, past 100th St, on a popular route that will take me out to Fountain Hills. I feel weird on the … Continue reading

Mountain Pose

South Mountain hill climb, Phoenix, AZ. 1,300 ft elevation gain. Being the hill-climbing fanatic that I am, I’ve climbed all of the mountains and hills in the Phoenix area. I’ve come to understand that each climb has its own rhythm, … Continue reading

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

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