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10 Steps to Better Cycling

In cycling, Groucho Sports, sketches on April 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

re-post from my Groucho Sports archive (3/31/2011)

world leaders

In running, sketches on December 22, 2010 at 6:46 am

Related blog: Heroes and Superfreaks

beer running

In running, sketches on December 15, 2010 at 6:23 am

Some exciting news I forgot to share with you here. I’ve been mentioned in Draft Magazine as one of 12 Beer Runners to watch in 2011! Thanks to Tim (@thebeerrunner) for this honor, I will not let him down.

I sketched this Beer Runner’s Hierarchy of Needs for Beer Runner Blog earlier this year. You may need to click on the image to read my fine print scribblings.

Beer Run•ner (noun): 1. Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle 2. A blog by Tim Cigelske on Ex. “John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He’s a total beer runner.”

things I’ve been thinking about

In cycling, running, sketches on November 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

Heroes and Superfreaks

In good business, sketches, what the? on November 18, 2010 at 6:55 am

Last week on my way to the cafeteria I was irritated by the guy in front of me. He was pokey and I had a meeting. First he couldn’t figure out which tray to take, then he couldn’t pull the fork out of the bin. I wished he’d hurry up or get out of the way.

I fetched my usual eggs, bacon, fruit, milk and went to the cashier. She had a nose ring and some brilliant tattoos. Her look was way unusual for my conservative organization. I call her “Super Freak” for the rest of this post.

My mood immediately shifted with Super Freak. We started to banter back and forth. There was some brief discussion about cycling. It turns out she commutes to work. Suddenly, I became the jerk in a suit holding back the line.

My total came to $4.03. I had only a $10 bill. The line of suits behind me started to get restless as she reached in her pocket searching for 3 pennies. I told her not necessary but she insisted, “3 pennies is nothing, dude.” She completely changed my perspective and made my day.

Last week, Darryl @lovingthebike posted the blog “I need a Hero.” I didn’t have an answer for his post last week and I’m still not sure I have a hero, but people like Super Freak are probably the closest thing.

We need more people outside the control limits.


*Mr. @lovingthebike is the kindest dude on twitter and writes some brilliant cycling posts. He’ll make you think about issues surrounding the bike… culture, art, family, etc. You can chat with professor @lovingthebike tonight at #bikeschool – he’s moderating.

happy place

In sketches on November 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm

what makes a better cyclist

In cycling, sketches on October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

*response to “Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?” on

marathon day

In running, sketches on October 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

cycling’s social impact (simplified)

In cycling, sketches on September 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm


In cycling, sketches on August 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm