Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

I was a cockroach. We were all cockroaches, which is probably why we didn’t notice. We all looked alike, terrible, scurrying between snow banks and subsisting on postage stamp glue, our ...

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Cooperation

Cooperation

When I went off the front of the field coming into the start/finish I did so with no clear plan. It wasn’t a move meant to win a prime, the race itself or the hearts of the podium girls. ...

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Eroica California

Eroica California

I have traction. I am keeping the front wheel down. Amazingly, I’m turning over a gear so monster I think of it as something I’d use for flat ground, not any sort of hill. And then it ...

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Friday Group Ride #260

Friday Group Ride #260

Is there any such thing as a calculated risk? In other words, ok, you’ve done the calculation in as much as risk submits itself to math (are all of the factors ever factored?), and ...

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Gutted

Gutted

The proposed mandatory helmet law in California has been turned into a study. State Senator Carol Liu has changed the language of her bill so it now asks the Office of Traffic Safety and the ...

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The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The expo at Sea Otter was a me-too event, started to riff off the success of the expos at the Big Bear Lake and Mammoth Mountain NORBA National stops on the mountain bike circuit. It’s not ...

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The Mother Ship

The Mother Ship

I expected the front suspension to compress and the front wheel to roll over the root as I eased around the tree and down the eroded stair-step terrain. What happened next was that I found myself ...

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