Keep calm and carry on?

It's difficult not to get angry when someone drives their car into the side of you as they unexpectedly enter your lane without checking their mirrors, or indicating. It's difficult not to lose control when someone absent-mindedly steps out into your path, barely missing you, and then has the audacity to tell you to 'fuck …

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The need to fit in

I'm having an identity crisis. While on the surface I know it's not necessary to pigeon-hole myself, we do have a basic human need to feel like we belong somewhere, be surrounded by people who are likeminded, and ultimately, who get us. I've been getting out and pushing myself lately, trying out some group riding in various …

#ThrowbackThursday – My first bike, or, Why I’ll never be a fearless rider

As I've said before, I'm not your average bike blogger. Bikes didn't play a large role in my formative years. I have an awful habit of setting myself impossibly high expectations, planning to be better at things than I actually am, which always leads to disappointment and frustration. What's worse is that I have a …