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Friday Group Ride #274

Friday Group Ride #274

We rolled out in a drizzle that soon became a downpour, except that downpours tend to be short-lived. Three hours later with the road flooded in spots, the deluge continued. We were wet through ...

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Friday Group Ride #272

Friday Group Ride #272

You get used to the first week of the Tour being full of crashes and chaos, but I don’t recall a week that saw two yellow jerseys crash out and many, many more of the top names abandon. At ...

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Friday Group Ride #271

Friday Group Ride #271

Are you watching this Tour? That really, in essence, is this week’s Group Ride. I’ve talked to so many throughout my bike business day who are not watching, who are no longer ...

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Friday Group Ride #270

Friday Group Ride #270

We are bad people. Listen. The town I live in hosts a long section of a very popular bike path. Even those who eschew the path, ride the main thoroughfare as a means of getting to the green and ...

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Friday Group Ride #269

Friday Group Ride #269

It’s early maybe, to start talking about the Tour, but these things need time to percolate and fulminate, to gestate and metastasize. It would be easy to say that Alberto Contador will do ...

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Friday Group Ride #268

Friday Group Ride #268

Yesterday we road the Western Greenway from Stonehurst to the washed out road behind the grocery store in Belmont, looping and circling as we went, climbing to the water tower and plunging down ...

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Friday Group Ride #267

Friday Group Ride #267

I’ve worked this theme before, but a new bike build has me contemplating it again. My mountain bike has been a single-speed 650b rig for the last few years, and what I discovered is that, ...

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The Expectation Game

The Expectation Game

Goals can be good. Expectations can be bad, and I have too often mistaken one for the other and failed to achieve either. No where is this more apparent to me than in my parenting. I am not ...

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Friday Group Ride #266

Friday Group Ride #266

I have not ridden in the Dolomites or in Tuscany. I have never scaled an Alp, nor ridden in Hawaii. A friend says South Africa is the most dramatic and beautiful place he has ridden. Another says ...

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Friday Group Ride #265

Friday Group Ride #265

I am reluctant to write the Group Ride that is currently leaving my fingertips, because we’ve gone over and over and over topics of fairness and morality, via cycling’s long struggle ...

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