Monthly Archives: October 2013

Friday Group Ride #189

I don’t know why I woke up. Maybe one of the kids called out in his sleep. Maybe my wife shifted in the bed. It was raining. That could have been it. The alarm was set for 5:30, the coffee ...

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The Storm Before the Calm

Think about the last time you were watching the weather and the weatherman was talking about a hurricane about to pummel some coastline. Be it Louisiana, Texas, Florida, New Jersey or North ...

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Riding a Song

As I head out on my ride, I decide to take a route that’s not been traversed for a good year. It’s not an epic route or a long route. It has some bike path, one teeny climb, a few rollers. Little ...

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Coming Attractions

The one positive recurring theme I heard during this year’s Tour de France was how stunningly beautiful Corsica is. It was as if the entire world of cycling collectively gasped and wondered ...

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The New Year

Three hundred sixty-six days ago I made a miscalculation. Simply put, I went too fast through a corner. I could tell you how I thought the adhesive quality of my bike’s rear tire given the ...

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Friday Group Ride #188

When the trail you’re riding ends in the ocean, literally in the ocean, you have done something right, especially if that trail also ribbons left along a cliff that hugs the shoreline. ...

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Just ‘Cuz

I’ve ridden a great many bike events over the years. From charity rides that were as elaborately produced as a wedding to road races marshaled by a van with half a million miles on it and ...

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