Monthly Archives: January 2017

How To Be a Hero

How To Be a Hero

Back in 2013, a contact of mine with Blackburn told me about this program they had, a bunch of empowered riders who were taking in some of the iconic touring routes, like riding the Pacific ...

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A Zwift Use of Time

A Zwift Use of Time

This winter I’ve been riding a Wahoo Kickr and using Zwift to inspire my rides. I was at the launch for Zwift a couple of years ago and found the promise of the system to be compelling. And ...

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Friday Group Ride #344

Friday Group Ride #344

I have an odd relationship with cycling technology. In the middle ’90s I worked with a small software group in the shadow of MIT focused on developing virtual reality exercise bikes. ...

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Trapped: a Story of Winter

Trapped: a Story of Winter

During the winter of 1995 I got a VHS cassette in the mail. You, our readers, are, generally speaking, old enough not to need explanations of “VHS” or “cassette,” I hope. ...

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The Paceline Podcast #50

The Paceline Podcast #50

The Paceline is supported by: Health IQ. The people at Health IQ believe in cyclists and believe that healthy people should be rewarded with lower life insurance rates. Check them out here. One ...

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Wired for Sound

Wired for Sound

This past summer, as I was heading home from a mountain bike ride, I rolled into the bike lane from the park. As I pedaled I was digging some 1980s rock when a contractor’s white pickup ...

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Who Won in the WBR Grand Slam?

Who Won in the WBR Grand Slam?

This post is going to come as a shock to some people. A really amazingly good shock for a few, and a less-good shock to others. Because I’m about to list who won in the WBR Grand Slam. And ...

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The Secret Handshake

The Secret Handshake

I struggle in crowds. Masses of people make me uncomfortable. It’s an odd admission for someone who used to play in rock bands before rooms full of people. Even odder that I would go to ...

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The Suggestion Box

The Suggestion Box

Those who are driven to create are seldom at a loss for ideas. Indeed, I once called myself an idea dispenser. I’m much the same way with opinions, though I suspect they are of far less ...

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