Crashed! Spliffed! Biffed!

  While riding today I was avoiding a biker coming up the trail as I was going down. I gave him lots of space since he was coming up. Too much space. Fortunately, I wasn’t going very fast. I usually slow down when I get to other trail users. I should have stopped since the …

Bobsled: Last Great Ride of the Season

The last great ride of the season. Mountain biking is my favorite method of meditation. If I had video, you’d probably wonder how anyone could really meditate while going that fast around the variety of obstacles and challenges: trees, boulders, mud… …natural and man-made ramps… …and abandoned cars. How does someone meditate in the face …

The Frisson of Fright

Halloween is a fun time to make things more mystical, spiritual, even more thrilling. There’s a word from French which has become lost from our vocabularies. The idea the word represents has become less lost, but still under-appreciated. The word is frisson. Our worldwide culture craves the frisson of fright, though we’ve forgotten how to …