Monthly Archives: October 2017

In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

When I lined up for Levi’s GranFondo this year, I was doing so for reasons that had more to do with community and budding tradition than for my own personal riding. I’d been traveling ...

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Friday Group Ride #384

Friday Group Ride #384

Of late, I have taken to hucking my bike off of curbs, riding it down stairs, and generally acting like my 12-year-old self. I’m having a lot of fun. I recall being that age, still living ...

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Making Do

Making Do

In looking back on the eight days I was out of my home certain pieces of bike periphery made life a good deal easier. Coping being what it is, the difference between needing one glass of wine and ...

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A Hoodie of Substance

A Hoodie of Substance

Fibre Athletics’ Everywhere Jacket might be the most substantial, heaviest hoodie I’ve ever laid hands on. Great curves, flattering seams—and it still covers my wrists and back when ...

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Community

Community

Years ago, I lived on a little cul-de-sac in Northampton, Massachusetts. In the winter, the plows would come through and the walls of snow the blade created would make driveways impassable. Most ...

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A Request

A Request

Calling on people for charity is an act that makes me intensely uncomfortable. It’s hard to explain, but asking for assistance is nearly impossible for me to do on a personal basis, and ...

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Friday Group Ride #383

Friday Group Ride #383

There are places I go reflexively. The water tower (above) is one of them. Less than half a mile from my house, it looms over the hill we live on, a hulking mass of stone that contains nearly 2 ...

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Paceline Podcast #88

Paceline Podcast #88

We open with discussion of the Santa Rosa fires and how they are affecting the local cycling community. Our man on the scene reports he is back home after a week in West County, and nearly ...

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Silence

Silence

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein cataclysm, women are coming forward in historic numbers to reveal that they have been sexually harassed, sexually abused and sexually assaulted. By men. That ...

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Flames

Flames

Ash falls from the air like the first snow of a new flurry. The air is still and hot, but drier than uncooked rice. The smell is that of a campfire, but writ large, as if every campfire I’d ...

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