Monthly Archives: January 2016

Love that Link

Love that Link

My wife and I have been fighting over a pen. I brought the pen into our marriage from Interbike. It was given to me. As free pens go, it is the finest I have ever wielded and apparently my wife ...

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Life

Life

What is it we search for when we ride a bike? By the time someone has decided that cycling is for them, is a church befitting their meditations, their prayers, they’ve been devoted to the ...

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Friday Group Ride #295

Friday Group Ride #295

It was my first road trip for the new job. This is going back almost five years. We flew into SFO and rented a car, drove up over the Golden Gate and parked ourselves at one of the crappy little ...

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Owen Mulholland, an Appreciation

Owen Mulholland, an Appreciation

I’m saddened to report that cycling writer Owen Mulholland passed away yesterday at the age of 70. I was at the inaugural San Francisco Gran Prix, walking through the crowd handing out ...

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Odds, Ends

Odds, Ends

There have been a few items bumping around in my fleeting attention for a few weeks now, things that don’t necessarily merit a full review, but have been cool enough to warrant some ...

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Language

Language

There was a space between my front wheel and the wheel I thought I was following. It grew. Then I realized despite all the effort I could muster, that space was a separation. I was no longer a ...

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The Chase

The Chase

The human resources manager fixed me with a proud eye and told me how my division was the most dedicated, most productive in the entire building. They had the lowest incidence of sick days taken ...

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Garanimals for Grown Ups

Garanimals for Grown Ups

One of the rarely discussed benefits of the rise of apparel companies like Rapha is that you can go on a ride and see someone wearing a coordinated kit that isn’t a billboard for Billy ...

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Friday Group Ride #294

Friday Group Ride #294

I miss pro cycling. I do. I miss milling through piles of magazines, reading badly translated interviews, and reloading pirate internet race feeds in order to follow it. And while it’s true ...

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Old School #520: Laces

Old School #520: Laces

You’re an #OldSchoolCyclist if you know why cycling shoes come with the laces too long. Back before shoes had Boa closures or ratchets or dial tensioners or even Velcro, they had laces. And as ...

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