Tag Archives: Bikey Thoughts

Story That I Wanted To Hear

“I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.” Carrie Fisher I’ve spent the last month trying to write an article, my elusive book, and a serious essay, and I failed miserably on two of three. For … Continue reading

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Why I Race: A Memoir

I’m 39 years old and I’m finally learning how to race my bike. ~Katie Compton I’d like to start by expressing gratitude to all of you who read my last post. I thought it was so silly when I was … Continue reading

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Two Rides, Two Lanterns Rouge: A Memoir

I lived near the train tracks when I was kid, I distinctly remember the red light at the end of the trains that rolled through my town. The air brakes of trains were deafening, and we used to ride our … Continue reading

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My First Grind Corps Gran Fondo: A Memoir

First of all, let me start by saying that if you’re checking out this post hoping that I’ll have some magic formula about bike gearing and fitness about gravel rides, this post may not be for you. I’m also taking … Continue reading

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Progression Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

My blog title could very well describe the work that I do. You? More on that idea another day. Let’s talk bikes! My title is really a direct quote from Angi Weston’s new website. And look, ya’ll, see where her incredible … Continue reading

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Coaching The Nope Girl

“Stay young in the theatre of your mind.” ~Mary Oliver  It’s Open Education Week, and it’s been awhile since I’ve published a post. In honor of this week of sharing, I’m going to take a minute to tell you about … Continue reading

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The Pain Cave of Learning

Over a year ago, I went through several rounds of interviewing for a dreamy position. My favorite part of the interview process involved one team who asked me a question that was off the script. Hot damn! Let me pause … Continue reading

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At The Center of Learning

A few years ago, a colleague gave me the advice that if I was going to become a leader who advocates for the professional development of and for faculty, then I need to make sure that I removed the word … Continue reading

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Sharing The Road Ahead

I am pleased to report that I’ve become a bike commuter. Record rainfall has fallen in Portland, Oregon since I’ve moved to this city, and I embrace my chicken-shitedness as a cyclist. I was not going to start bike commuting when the … Continue reading

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Abandoning The Broken Peloton

Three things make my heart beat faster with anticipation: News from the cycling world, brilliantly useful critiques about higher education, and compositional artistry from scholars I respect. And leave it to the fabulous Kate Bowles to bring all three together … Continue reading

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