July 25, 2008
I'm approaching the end of a very big month with the finish
on Sunday of the Tour de France. My work has been featured
in the Wall Street Journal and Bicycling, and I've been
interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition" with Ari Shapiro.
Also, I contributed a profile of Taylor Phinney, an
American cyclist who will compete at the Beijing Olympics,
to Forbes' coverage of the Games.
March 28, 2008
My feature story on the prison-trained dog program is out
in 5280's April issue. Most media reports on the "Cell
Dogs" programs focus on the dogs, many of whom are rescues
saved from euthanasia and become adoptable companions and
even service dogs. I wanted to focus on a different angle:
how did the dogs help rehabilitate the prisoners?
February 21, 2008
Check out Bicycling.com for my coverage from the Tour of
California, including an exclusive ride in the Slipstream
team car and a profile of star rider Dave Zabriskie.
December 31, 2007
More upcoming stories: the March issue of Outside will
feature two articles - a look at companies in the outdoor
industry that are going green (and how to tell them from
the ones that are just wrapping themselves in an
environmentally friendly marketing campaign) and a look at
wool as the original "green" fiber. Fortunately, I got this
in just before Esquire wrote the obituary for the word
Also, the March issue of Maxim will have a short article as
part of a health and fitness feature package - a guide to
the human body. I wrote the section on blood. And no, I
didn't get to interview Rachel Bilson or anything. Sorry.
September 6, 2007
Some upcoming stories: the October issue of 5280 will have
a short Atmospheres piece on the Forest Service's tentative
plan to close the Monarch Crest Trail to mountain bikers.
The November issue of Men's Journal will have a Health and
Fitness lead on the "usual suspects" - all the stuff we
love to eat that's bad for you. Or is it?
July 27, 2007
Big day - published a guest blog on Freakonomics (the web
site for the NY Times bestselling book) on why we shouldn't
legalize sports doping, and appeared on Colorado Public
Radio during "All Things Considered" in a Q&A on the
Tour de France and doping.
June 7, 2007
My freelance magazine writing class at the University of
Colorado somehow got popular; I've got 20 students and a
waitlist. Hopefully I'm teaching my new contemporaries, not
May 5, 2007
Check out the May issue of Bicycling for a Q&A with Joe
Fowler, a U.S. Army sergeant and dog handler who served in
Iraq and lost his K-9 partner and another soldier when
their Humvee hit an anti-tank mine. Fowler sustained burns
over 54 percent of his body - the worst on his hands and
arms. His number-one goal in recovery? Ride a mountain bike
April 15, 2007
The class I'm teaching on freelance magazine writing for
the University of Colorado's Continuing Education
department will be offered again this summer and fall. I
think I'm learning as much as my students.
February 15, 2007
The April issue of Outside (The Green Issue) includes a
story on going carbon neutral.
November 7, 2006
Men's Journal's December issue features a profile of
Frankie Andreu, a former pro cyclist who admitted doping.
October 7, 2006
Please check out the current newsstand issue (November
2006) of Men's Journal for my cover story on Tour de France
winner Floyd Landis' positive test for testosterone, and
what it means for the sport of bike racing.