Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Tomorrow, we will post our last Paceline Podcast of the year. It’s been a long year and I need a (tiny) break. This is just a heads-up that we’re going to take a few days off, do as ...

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The Paceline Podcast #48

The Paceline Podcast #48

We decided to take the final show of the year and have some fun. We hand out some awards, and they are not your standard awards. There’s no “Best Rear Derailleur” or Best ...

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Appropriation and Empathy

Appropriation and Empathy

This past September, writer Lionel Shriver gave an address at the Brisbane Writers Festival for which she was later accused of crimes agains identity politics. Her offense was to argue on behalf ...

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One Million

One Million

It’s just a number. It’s equal to the population of a large city in the U.S. It’s estimated to be the number of selfies taken each day and the number of people suffering ...

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The Paceline Podcast #47

The Paceline Podcast #47

Fatty’s World Bicycle Relief fundraiser is becoming a worldwide success. He has a major update on his progress and is offering some major prizes as incentives. British Parliament shakes ...

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The Gravel Slayer

The Gravel Slayer

At the point I center-punched the granite block I wouldn’t have admitted to you I was out of control. To admit such a thing would require me to even agree with that statement … or ...

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An End to Clammy

An End to Clammy

I used to think I objected to anything that affected my touch or grip, at least as I worked on bikes, though it’s emblematic of my learner need not for control but for input, for my need to ...

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Old Tech, Modern Thinking

Old Tech, Modern Thinking

When I lived in Los Angeles, there were a number of used clothing stores that carried old-school Merino-wool jerseys. I had friends for whom combing through such racks was a hobby, the way ...

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Friday Group Ride #342

Friday Group Ride #342

I said yes, because it’s easy to say yes to things that are happening in the future. Will I be there? Yes, absolutely. That sounds fun. The problem is that I don’t actually have a ...

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The Privateer Wrench

The Privateer Wrench

I spend a lot of time working on bikes. Even so, it is neither as much time as I would like playing with bikes and wrenches, nor as much time as I need to. There is a bike to assemble with the ...

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