Monthly Archives: June 2010

FGR #28 Wrap

The eternal pair: Jens and the rivet What has the bike taught you? What is it that keeps you going when you’re on the rivet, in the red, on the limit? The bicycle can be a difference ...

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Friday Group Ride #28

Sometimes, when I feel weak, when my muscles hurt, when the sweat is stinging my eyes, I stop and ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” It is, I think, a fairly common-sensical question. ...

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Man Racer

Because Mark Cavendish, 25-years-old at time of writing, has just released his autobiography, “Boy Racer,” I decided to ride down to my local library and borrow their copy of ...

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The Catch

Any time I travel I do what I can to find a way to ride a bicycle. It may be one ride, or it may be four, but I won’t feel like I’ve explored a place properly until I have managed to ride a ...

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Kokopelli 2010, Part I

I realized, pretty early into riding the Kokopelli Trail last weekend, that I have become the geezer with a story for every occasion. Pretty much every mile or so, I’d tell whoever was ...

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FGR #27 Wrap

The funny thing about the Group Ride, about any Group Ride really, is that it almost never goes quite the way you expect it to. You set out on a route you think you know, but then some big ...

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Friday Group Ride #27

Today, my Twitter feed mentioned that the UCI would begin scanning bicycles to prevent "mechanical doping." I'm not sure what misguided interpreter hatched the phrase, but it has taken on a ...

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