Ten years ago, I stayed awake the entirety of a trans-Atlantic red-eye, unexpectedly riveted by the memoir of a certain pro cyclist from Texas. I'm over him, but that read left me mesmerized by the romance of the Tour de France, the culture of pro cycling, and the force at its heart: the peloton. So something in me rhymed a year ago, when I came on board a start-up that realizes the power of that term, and rhymed again, today, when the U.S. pro cycling team Garmin-Sharp initiated our new partnership by guest-coaching some fierce studio rides. These boys know something about negotiating creative pain, setting up camp in the fire. Of riding of out the sheer joy team member Alex Howes exuded: "Your legs were made to do this!" He set a hell of a pace today (Carolina Chocolate Drops notwithstanding? enabling?). The good news is now I can catch them all On-Demand.
I am a hedonist when it comes to fitness, food, art, and adventure in New York City, and the world. I work out and race because I love the feeling: power, endorphins, productive pain. I see movement as celebration and therapy, food as art and love, creativity as our most human impulse, and travel as a way of awakening and coming home to ourselves, to each other.
I seek out and create moments and practices that unite body, mind, and spirit at a brilliant pulse. Here are some stories from that rhythm.