Monthly Archives: October 2015

Friday Group Ride #285

Friday Group Ride #285

The fastest I have traveled on a bicycle is somewhere between 51 and 52mph. That’s somewhere north of 80kph for our metric friends. It was on Ed Clark Road during D2R2 five years ago. Ed ...

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The Noise of the Wind

The Noise of the Wind

I’d been riding the Rocky Mountains for weeks, long enough to have acclimated to riding at 7000 feet. Despite the late June date, the mornings were cool as falling leaves and visible ...

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Grinduro!

Grinduro!

I was standing on top of Grizzly Ridge, waiting for some sort of internal cue to materialize when one of the race volunteers told the rider next to me, “You’re going to roll into the ...

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A Helmet for the Kids

A Helmet for the Kids

Can we be honest for a sec? Kids are falling machines. Their inner ears have all the expertise of a drunken penguin trying to slackline. Naturally, a bike helmet is a good idea not just for when ...

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Friday Group Ride #284

Friday Group Ride #284

The leaves are late here, mostly green and still in their trees. The birds haven’t been fooled. They are moving south in their flocks. Youth hockey has started. The apples are ripe and the ...

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Riding the Panzer

Riding the Panzer

When I heard the megaphone, it didn’t compute. I was riding on a dirt road in reaches of Sonoma County so remote the road barely shows up on Google Maps. It’s not a place where one, ...

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A New Mythology

A New Mythology

There is no longer room in the Western world, the developed part of it, for stories to grown and breathe without the Internet and the tight stranglehold of journalists, amateur and professional ...

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