Friday, January 9, 2015

Red Bull Photography - Black Light Bikes

Red Bull Photography partner Marcelo Maragni put together a unique project utilizing special paint, UV lights, and some downhill mountain bikers.  Check out the photos at Red Bull Photography.

Below is a making of video.

Black Light Bikes from Red Bull Photography on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


CXHairs does tremendous cyclocross race recaps with insightful commentary on key points during the race and the skills that make (or break) the winning move.  Check out his latest work in LIKEAVOS 2.3.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Disc Axle Standards

As someone who has made the jump to disc brakes and enjoys wheel building, Tyler Benedict's article on axle standards was particularly interesting.

2016 Axle Standards

Balance = Working Smarter

I work for a Fortune 500 company in an area where as you move up, the idea that you should be "putting in the hours" is prevelant.  While I'm not opposed to hard work, I've typically found that I put in less hours than my peers but do as much if not more work.  I think a key to my success so far has been an ability early on to define the critical elements and do them well.  There's lots of information about how to do this but the below article is one that articulates well how I find success.  I especially relate to his comments about ruthlessly scheduling, setting you end time and working backwards, and focusing on the deep stuff.

Eric Barker: Cal Newport's Keys to Managing Time

Friday, January 2, 2015

Part Deux

Happy New Year!! So a lot has changed since I last blogged. It's hard to know where to start and how to reintroduce this blog and it's current direction.
When I was blogging last, it was primarily focused on road racing. That was a fun chapter in life but one that's pretty much over for me. I had to take a break from it for the past several years as I focused on finishing grad school and a progressing career. Coming out on the other side, I don't plan to start road racing again. I still love riding and want to race cyclocross but there's a different balance to life. I want this blog to reflect that balance. I also think I've grown as an individual, becoming more confident and secure in who I am. I'm not what is romanticized in our cycling culture. I'm not a rebel, hipster, artist, or skinny racer. I'm a fairly normal guy with a great family, good career, that loves food and travel. In addition to the balance, I want this blog to be reflective of who I am, not modeling after what others do well. 

To sum it up, this blog will be about sharing my passion for cycling to include information produced by others that I find inspiring. I will also share general musings about life and career. I hope reading this inspires the confidence, balance, and honesty in others. 
Thank you,