coming back

it’s hard coming back. this place is deaf, dumb & blind. an idiot box rendering everything inside stupid, drooling. everything i did is gone. it’s a memory i can’t believe. i just have the bug bites, the scratches to remind me. it was real. it was real. i hate who i am when i’m here.

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The New Bike Project

I am building a new touring bike. The plan is to build as much of it myself as I can. While a lot of companies produce solid stock touring bicycles now, I’m looking for something personal. I’m doing a lot of research into components, which means I’m also learning a lot. I get to talk

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Patience, or how I lost my Klean Kanteen

I had stopped somewhere near Schoharie Crossing. There was a small park next to the water & there weren’t many people around. I found a spot in the shade, on the rocks, & relaxed for a while. I saw a boat coming along the river. One of those fancy yachts that cost more than I

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Where have I been?

I stopped writing here 6 months ago & let the domain expire. But I have a new focus & this is the perfect space for it; so it’s back. A few months ago I went back to Canajoharie. I found the Place Where I Got Lost. (This could be a whole post. There is a

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White trails

They use colors to mark trails. You’ll follow the red trail markers, or the blue trail markers. The white trail markers are reserved for trails that are shortcuts or connections. The white trails are spaces between. While the red & yellow trails are packed down, the white trail in between them has had significantly less traffic.

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Comfort levels

It’s selfish of me to say so, but it’s nice, when planning a little romp in the woods in winter, that I don’t have to worry about anyone else’s comfort levels. For the most part, I do these kinds of things to push my comfort levels. Sometimes to ignore them completely. The point is that

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Weekend randoms

Realizing I was going to have to put air in the tires, in the rain. Realizing my passenger side mirror was folded in, on the highway. The low clouds in the mountains. The valleys purple, full of soft white clouds. My gas light turning on in the middle of nowhere. Stopping to take photos of white

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Adventure when & where you can

It was 32°F with a windchill well below freezing. I ran a handful of kilometers, alone, in the dark. A lot of people I know tell me this is crazy. But to me, crazy is sitting on your ass staring at a screen all day & then going home to sit on your ass staring

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Thankful

Every year most of my family gathers around the table for Thanksgiving &, before we eat, we share something we are thankful for. This year, I am thankful for my health, but not in the way most people mean when they say that. I am thankful I am healthy enough to escape. I am thankful

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