Articles & Clippings
Our local Atlanta sketch performance group Sketchworks performed my sketch “Columbus Day” as part of their Future Sketch show. I even had the honor of kicking off the show. Unfortunately, the show’s run is now over so you missed your chance, but here’s the text of the sketch so you can read for yourself.
I love bags of all kinds, but especially ones that hold water and bike repair tools for me. This one’s got a lumbar reservoir. Science! Here’s the full review.
Well, it happened. I convinced the editorial team at Singletracks to let me review a sweet carbon fiber bike. Check out the full review here!
I was invited to read a piece at the You Had to Be There Variety Show at The Pullman in Atlanta in February, where I read aloud a piece about driving race cars in the 24 Hours of LeMons. Here’s the audio on Soundcloud. Have a listen.
I had so much fun at Outdoor Retailer, and lots to talk about when I got home. Thanks to Chip from Bergans of Norway for modeling this pack for me. Click here for the full rundown.
I have been bothering the Singletracks staff for quite some time to get me a full bike to review and it finally happened! Check out my initial thoughts here.
I got to go on a very amazing mountain bike trip to Park City, UT, whereupon I ran into some quite snowy and cold weather. Then I flew home with my wet MTB shoes in a bag, and they arrived home a bit stinky. So I washed them and destroyed them. Here’s how you can […]
I wanted this article to dispel the notion that buying a bicycle every couple of years from a local bie shop is enough to support them. If we want shops to stay around, we need to go by a lot more often than that. I was surprised at the amount of discussion this one provoked. […]
This is a sketch that I wrote about a pitbull rescue commercial that goes a bit wrong. I found it when I logged into Celtx to help work on some stuff my friends over at Redding Hill are doing. I had completely forgotten about it. Sketch writing is the best. Click here to download The […]
My track racing days may be over, but my writing about track racing days have only just begun. Don’t worry, I still remember how bad I was at it. Still, the Dick Lane Velodrome is still one of my favorite places and experiences. Check out my article for Georgia.org here.
What could be better than a trip up to north Georgia for a little gorge walking? Well it didn’t hurt that we spotted a lady in red leather pants along the way. She even had some advice on where to see birds. Weird, but true. Check out the full article here!
I’m a great lover of headphones, which is why I was so excited to get to review these for Singletracks. Check out the full review here if you have ears and you like music.
If you read any travel writing at all, you are sure to encounter the intransitive verb “nestled.” I buck the system in this Tripleblaze.com article and try out a few alternatives.
Okay, look, I am lazy sometimes and I don’t want to put up a tent. So why not sleep in the bed of my truck? It has a camper shell on it, but it’s too short. I tried designing a truck tent to rectify this issue, and you can read all about it on Tripleblaze.com.
I am particularly proud of the opening line from this review of a Squatmonkey product called the Squat Strap. If you’re going to be in the woods for any length of time, sooner or later nature is going to call on line 2. Now that’s high quality outdoor humor writing right there, y’all. Read the […]
I’m not going to lie, one of the best parts of getting sent to the Massanutten resort to check out their mountain biking scene was when I checked in. The girl behind the counter asked “…and you’re a travel writer?” Yes ma’am. Yes ma’am, I am, and here’s the proof on Singletracks.com.
I got taken to school by the Virginia riders. Their beautiful trails are among the most challenging in the Southeast, and I’m not just saying that because I’m slow and lazy. I got to pre-ride the Enduro Supremo race course with Chris Scott and the Shenandoah Mountain Touring crew for Singletracks.com. Take a look here.
If you are riding a mountain bike and whatever you are doing would look interesting on a GoPro video, you should probably slow down. That’s how I roll, anyway. Slow. I wrote some tips on how to be slow for Singletracks.com and judging by the response I am not alone in my slowness!
Oh yeah, the sunglasses freak gets his grubby mitts on some more sunglasses! These Slope glasses from Tifosi offer highly comparable features at a very affordable price point. I’ve had a couple of pairs of their eyewear and they’re good stuff. Full review is right here on Singletracks.com. Check it.
Getting to write about outdoor gear is a real pleasure, especially when the gear ends up being something you use all the time. The Shimano Unzen has earned a place in my regular mountain biking tool chest thanks to its innovative strap design and perfect size. Check out the full review here.
I am so glad I got to review these glasses for Singletracks.com. They have become my favorite riding glasses by far. I wear them every time I go out. Check out my full review.
This was my April Fool’s post for Singletracks.com, making a little bit of fun of Strava KOMs and riders tendencies to upgrade bike parts. Check it out!
The only thing I like better than being outside doing outside stuff is writing about outside and outside stuff, especially if I am allowed to be humorous in the process. Thankfully my friends at Tripleblaze don’t mind me cracking a few jokes in my product reviews. Check out my review of this great pack by […]
I wrote this short story to be entered into the Creative Loafing fiction contest. It did not win or garner any recognition at all. I read a lot of short stories and I often don’t understand why the ones that get published and awarded do so. They often seem like long poems to me with […]
My friends at Scoutmob were once again kind enough to ask me to write a few words for them. This time I was asked to form a short paragraph on what I would do with my last $20 in Atlanta. Check out my entry on their site!
I have been working hard on my standup game lately, and also pitching Creative Loafing frantically to let me write for them again. I got lucky and these two initiatives converged! Check out my article on standup here.
This is a short film I wrote with my friend Travis Broyles (@travisbroyles). It is about a werewolf. I hope you like it. We were very pleased to be tweeted about by Rooftop Comedy, and we got a nice note from 5 Second Films as well. And we got a very nice mention […]
After many years of pleading, also known as “pitching” in the freelance writing world, I finally was able to get hired to write for my local Atlanta alt weekly, Creative Loafing. I’m immensely pleased. Not only that, but the article was “Most Popular” on the site!
Hey, take a look at this article about why cycling is the greatest sport. Unless you think curling is the greatest sport, of course. Then you’ll have to read something else.
Do you like to sit down on your mountain bike? Well good news! Selle Italia now makes what they are calling a “saddle” for mountain bikes. Here’s my review of this amazing contraption for Singletracks.com!
Here we have a comedic article for my friends at Singletracks.com. I was inspired to write this after I lost a part of my bicycle that was ridiculously hard to replace, rendering my entire bike useless. If you like bikes, jokes, or breathing air, you’ll love it.
Overjoyed to once again have been asked to write for singletracks.com, and I got to review an awesome pair of sunglasses by Tifosi optics. I’m not just saying that because they gave me a pair either. They really are sweet as monkey meat.
I like to ride bikes, even when I’m in the woods. The fine people at singletracks.com realize this, and asked me if I had any thoughts about my experiences. Naturally, I had a few, most of which revolve around how bad I am at mountain bikes. Oh well, thanks for letting me write on your […]
I pestered the world famous Gear Junkie, Stephen Regenold, until he let me write an article for him. He told me I needed to find a mentor in the business of outdoor writing to help me get my foot in the door. I said “Great! I’ll start with you.” This is a review of a […]
Pleased as punch to once again have my words and photos in the Summer 2012 issue of Georgia Music Magazine. Please subscribe so they can afford to keep having me back! This time I wrote about The VOICE at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, a closed-circuit media radio/TV station started by Ryan Seacrest whose mission is […]
Scoutmob is a great company full of awesome people who don’t mind if I write silly stuff for their web page. I really appreciate it. I love writing historical pieces, and this one was no exception. Thanks Scoutmob!
I was lucky enough to be hired again by Georgia Music Magazine to write an article for them, this time on custom case makers Georgia Case. Buy a copy and check it out!
My friend Steve Kamb of Nerdfitness.com asked me to write a beginner’s guide to biking for him. Thanks, Steve!
The fine folks at Georgia Music Magazine saw a memorial I wrote for my friend and former bandmate Lance Tilton, and published it in their magazine in their Summer 2010 issue #21.
Friend and fitness expert Steve Kamb asked me to write up an article about my thoughts on my 100lb weight loss for his site Nerdfitness.com. So, I did!
I wrote a post on the Art of Manliness blog about training for an Ironman. Thanks to Brett McKay for running it!
I was hired by the fine folks at Zug.com to write about my experience throwing a party after winning $250-worth of Spencer’s gear. It was ridiculous indeed!