Orica: What Happened?

Orica: What Happened?

Picture this. You’re a rider in a nine-person break with a clear gap to the chasers and an uninterested peloton nearly ten minutes back. The winner is going to come from this group and you know, the rest of the group knows it, and even the chasers know it in...
Summer Rain

Summer Rain

I woke up to a phone displaying a new automated task on my Todoist list for the day: bring an umbrella – it’s going to rain. Thumbs up for the automation kicking in nicely, but thumbs down for the weather? Nah, not at all. In fact, the light rain I was...
Rat Race

Rat Race

I didn’t think that yesterday’s effort on Fourviere was all that hard on my legs but, nonetheless, when I got out of bed this morning I felt a little soreness in my legs. Not a lot, mind you, just a little, and I took it as a reminder that sometimes...
Fireball

Fireball

Up early again and out the apartment door heading for the hills. Well, hill, anyway. I decided this morning that it was time to run a couple of uphills and so I looked to the west, took in Fourviere, and said ‘that’s for me’. Sort of. I started off...
Wabbit Season

Wabbit Season

Usually I am the only one running in the morning. Oh, sure, I’ll pass a couple of others, a handful at the most, but more often than not I’ll be the only runner I see hitting the trails and paths at 5:00am. This morning, though, was a little bit different....