Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Fine Art of Suffering

The Fine Art of Suffering

The truest thing I can tell you about cycling is that suffering is inescapable. Not that cycling is a prison sentence devoid of enjoyment, but that to participate in cycling is to know suffering ...

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Friday Group Ride #435

Friday Group Ride #435

This is not a post about New Year’s resolutions. I am over the idea that I can resolve to do something that I don’t actually want to do. Any “will power” that I can muster ...

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Paceline Tandem: Judi LoPresti

Paceline Tandem: Judi LoPresti

“Spun” was an antidote to the driest of eyes. It was the story of Judi (nee Rothenberg) and Dominic LoPresti, two ex-junkies who had cleaned up, relapsed, cleaned up again and against ...

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Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

I did a bad thing recently. The morning began as any other: a little chamois cream, the bibs, embro, base layer and long-sleeve jersey, all donned in between bites of a standing breakfast. I ...

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Paceline Podcast 139

Paceline Podcast 139

Winter is here, huh? Selene takes on some of the challenges of winter riding, lot least of which is staying warm on rides. She talks skin care, cloverleaf routes and something that may not seem ...

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Friday Group Ride #434

Friday Group Ride #434

I’m not really a Christmas guy, and I don’t care much for New Years either. Thanksgiving is more my speed, gratitude, family, friends, cooking, the smell of wood smoke, and near ...

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A Study in Geometry

A Study in Geometry

To the degree that this site might struggle to find a broad readership within cycling, I take full responsibility. I can geek out on aspects of equipment that some cyclists couldn’t care less ...

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The Dirty Side

The Dirty Side

In 2004 my father’s side of the family celebrated its first-ever family reunion. The reunion was a remarkable occasion for me because I met two cousins for the first time who were both cyclists. ...

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Coasting

Coasting

That verb gets a bad rap. It implies doing less than you could at minimum, perhaps less than duty demands at most. But it is one of the finer attributes of the cycling experience. You can’t ...

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Friday Group Ride #433

Friday Group Ride #433

Let’s take it down a notch, after a few successive weeks of heavy topics and tortured navel-gazing by yours truly. This week I want to talk about components. I was chatting with a bike shop ...

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