Race Recap: The Third Super-Sprint Triathlon; or, My Heart Will Explode

Race Recap: The Third Super-Sprint Triathlon; or, My Heart Will Explode
A gray sky hovered threatened rain over the Sports Core Pool in Ocean Pines that Saturday morning as the competitors stood around our transition tables. Colby, the race director for the third Super-Sprint Triathlon, gave us final instructions: 18 lengths of the pool, a six-mile bike ride, and then two laps around the lake (about ...

Cricket and the IPL: When it all comes down to the final over 2

Cricket and the IPL: When it all comes down to the final over
One palpable and recurring result of having spent a month in Bengaluru, India, in 2009, is my now annual obsession with all things cricket and, specifically, all things India Premier League, or IPL. Yes, after years of training by my father and my brother it took a month in India to make me a sports ...

Doored 3

I’ve been telling people for a while, since my last bike accident, that I’ve driven a bike in New York every day for four years and only been knocked off my bike twice. I thought that was good odds. I may have spoken too soon. I was on my way to drop off a client’s ...

Now it feels worse than it looks

Now it feels worse than it looks
Nearly two months ago, I got hit by a school bus stop sign. It wasn’t a lot of fun dealing with a crying baby on the back of a bike, nor was it fun calling my wife to tell her that I’d gotten into a minor accident. It took more than a month for the ...

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races
   The day started early for me, along with the nearly 10,000 runners who braved the clear but near freezing weather in Central Park for the 2011 NYC Half Marathon. As I’ve done for the last three halves, I volunteered as a bike marshall and again I was out in front of the pack (though ...

It looks worse than it feels 4

It looks worse than it feels
I’ve been riding my bicycle almost every day five miles to and five miles from work, five days a week, for four years. I use my bike for most of my transportation needs including using it for grocery shopping. When we brought little m home, I got a bike seat for her that looks like ...

Peapod LT 1

Peapod LT
Thanks to a generous friend, I now have the bike seat to attach to my TreXtracycle on which I shall cart little m to and from day care on a daily basis. I installed the thing on Saturday (after running a 5M race in 30:30, not bad for a guy who hasn’t run a race ...

My alma mater

I often rail against the University of Texas sports to my family, who in part live in Texas and are fans. Mostly, I’m not a fan of the money that gets poured into the University’s football program. I realize that a lot of that money generates more money, which enables so many other sports to ...

The Final Countdown

As Auto-Tuned from a vuvuzela. GOB would be proud.

IPL

I love the IPL. It’s taken time away from so many other things I need to do and think about right now, but it’s been a wonderful escape. There are only two weeks left, and I’m looking forward to enjoying more moments like this one in the match two days ago between Rajasthan Royals and ...