Contemplating Modernity and Mortality

Staring at the dead entombed in the boathouses of Herculaneum, it would be difficult not to wonder who they were, how they lived, and what it was like to die like that. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, Herculaneum was spared the first wave of heavy falling ash and debris that fell on Pompeii, collapsing […]

Mt. Evans Ride with Fuji X-T1

I’ve ridden my bike up Mt. Evans at least once each year since I returned to road cycling in 2009. I’ve done the longer rides from Evergreen and Idaho Springs when I have had the fitness for them, but most of the time I just start at Echo Lake, as I did for this ride. […]

A Few Days In Tokyo

With all the travel I’ve done, I’ve never been in Japan before this trip. Despite my early obsession with martial arts and my later obsession with Japanese food, the country eluded me, partly because it was difficult and expensive to get to. Well, one part of that has changed for those of us living in […]