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Friday Group Ride #317

Friday Group Ride #317

Greg says “thraxle,” which sounds like some sort of insect anatomy term, but it’s (just barely) short for thru-axle. Never mind that a conventional 9mm skewer is also a ...

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Friday Group Ride #316

Friday Group Ride #316

I am over blue bikes (the beauty of the classic Gios Torino not withstanding). Blue is a fine color, as they go, but it does nothing for me on a bike. I prefer grays and deep, dark reds, greens ...

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Friday Group Ride #315

Friday Group Ride #315

I am at a very fortunate point in my cycling life that I don’t have pressing needs for a new bike. That is not to say that I don’t know what my next bike will be, but I’m not ...

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Friday Group Ride #314

Friday Group Ride #314

I was riding home last night, up the steep hill of Commons Street into Cushing Square Belmont, where the donut shop exploded last month. The road tips over above the square and you dive down into ...

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Friday Group Ride #313

Friday Group Ride #313

We have gotten away from doing race prediction Group Rides, mainly because many of us have gotten away from watching races. And normally when we do a race prediction post, we do it before the ...

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Friday Group Ride #312

Friday Group Ride #312

I probably pay too much attention to frames and not enough to components. As important as they are to the way a bike rides, I just don’t find shifters, derailleurs and brakes particularly ...

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Friday Group Ride #311

Friday Group Ride #311

I would like to report that, on my regular cycling commute here to my regular cycling industry job, I solve the world’s problems. As the proud holder of an undergraduate degree in ...

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Friday Group Ride #310

Friday Group Ride #310

It’s been a long, rainy week here in Boston. Just when I thought it was relenting, yesterday served up steady drizzle and temps in the 40s (Fahrenheit). Is this May? It can’t be. Only ...

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Friday Group Ride #309

Friday Group Ride #309

My poor father, running along next to me, his hand clamped at the back of the saddle, the bars wobbling like a single-engine plane in an updraft. Ironic it’s easier for me to put myself ...

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Friday Group Ride #308

Friday Group Ride #308

It’s quite a leap from the passing of an iconic musician to the urge to ride a bike, but I’m going to jump with both feet and see where I land. I rode last night, as I’m trying ...

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