Here are my favorite things I wrote in 2016.
Growing up as a kid in suburban Virginia, I was fascinated with California, and I finally got to go this year. It was unexpected and exciting and overwhelming.
California, here we come
In 2000, I was given Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 mistakenly for my birthday. My best friend and neighbor, Tim, said he…
The Great Basin is unlike anywhere I’d ever been in my life. You’re at the mercy of the heat, wildlife, and desolation, and to be out there on a bicycle is probably ill-advised. I traveled along a road that was most recently famous for the Pony Express.
A Hell Of A Place To Lose A Cow: Adventures in Utah and Nevada
In 1875, Ebenezer Bryce settled in south-central Utah, becoming the otherwise empty area's first permanent resident. He…
One life was senselessly lost and another changed forever this summer. I’m still really perturbed by this.
RIP Anne Davis
I'm unsure where to start, so I guess I'll dive right in. A week ago, Bike and Build cyclists Anne Davis and Laura…
I tried in earnest to capture the joy that comes with reaching the other side of the country on a bicycle. It was a celebration of achievement, and for me, moving on. For the rest of my days I’ll be thankful for the opportunity to work for Bike the US for MS.
It goes on
The night before the trip began, a double rainbow appeared over the Atlantic in Yorktown. From the hotel courtyard, we…
This is probably my favorite thing I wrote this year.
The Geographical Cure
I had a day in San Francisco. San Francisco is, of course, much too large to see in one day, but I woke up with a…
I rode my bike slower than a lot of other people in an event in which riding your bike fastest was the goal.
A clear indicator of growing up is seeing your favorite bands celebrate their 10-year anniversaries of the albums you grew up on.
Degaussed: On Seeing Brand New Seven Years Apart
In 2009, Brand New’s Daisy Fall Tour came through Richmond, and I put up the $28 to go see them.
…Or you just see them call it quits.
Motion City Soundtrack played The National one last time
Posted by: brad - Aug 10, 2016 Motion City Soundtrack have always seemed to find their way back to Richmond. Bassist…
Lastly, I wrote a lot about Real Madrid.
Remembering why we love football
The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards football.
Lucas Vázquez's irregular and inspirational ascent
From Castilla unknown to invaluable asset, it's hard to not be happy for Lucas and his new contract.
The rise and fall of Sami Khedira in Madrid
Two knee injuries, one of which wasn't even his, have marked turning points in Sami Khedira's pro career. Today, he…