Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Quill Stem

I’m not a Luddite. I need to say that as a prelude to the defense I am about to mount for a technology that has been abandoned as thoroughly as the Conestoga wagon. I’ve missed the quill stem for ...

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Giro Eyewear: The Havik

When I think of the cycling brands that have consistently set the bar in design, Giro is one of the first names that comes to mind. I can't think of a single dud during the company's history.

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The Funeral, and What's Next

Yesterday was Susan’s funeral. Leading up to it — the night before, and the morning of — I had the same symptoms I have before a big race. Nausea, inability to focus, aimless ...

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Who’s the Boss?

The ongoing talk and writing on the subject of Lance Armstrong vs. Alberto Contador has pretty well played itself out. The world is full of two alphas fighting for dominance. Whatever. The most ...

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Susan Nelson

Yesterday was long. It started with a meeting at the funeral home, taking care of the business end of Susan’s funeral. Then I worked for a while on the program for the funeral itself. Then ...

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Susan Nelson

Susan Ellen Nelson (born Reeve) passed away August 5, 2009, after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She finished her life at home, at peace, and with her family: her husband ...

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Beljum Budder

The first product I ever used as a chamois cream was Noxema. My teammates let me in on their little secret after I confessed that I was battling multiple saddle sores. The revelation improved my ...

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Don't Say She Lost

Susan died tonight (August 5) at 7:25pm. It was a hard, long day, and Susan fought right to the end, for much longer than anyone would have thought she could. My mom, my sisters Kellene and Jodi, ...

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