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The Disassociation Game

The Disassociation Game

It works best when you don’t force it. You’re riding along and your mind takes wing. You’re off into the thoughts of the day or simple daydreaming, and the miles roll under your ...

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Friday Group Ride #501

Friday Group Ride #501

I’ve been out walking. In the woods. Crocked as I am, and with a doctor too cagey to give me an actual date for release back to the wild, it’s all I have. And it is glorious. ...

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Revenge of the Hybrids

Revenge of the Hybrids

We waited. Patience is one of the elements of our value proposition that seldom gets mentioned on the shop floor, when the salesperson is saying words like ‘versatile,’ ...

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Friday Group Ride #500

Friday Group Ride #500

I’m not going to dwell on the fact that this is the 500th edition of the FGR other than to say, “Huh…I didn’t see it playing out like this.” And now, on with the ...

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Friday Group Ride #499

Friday Group Ride #499

2019 was not the best year in the US bike business. Combing through import and sell through numbers gives only a partial picture of what happened, but by and large it looked like this. High end ...

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Suffering, Revisited

Suffering, Revisited

You know what this is like, because you’ve been there, too. For me, the most crystalline memory is of Rasputitsa 2018, about two thirds of the way through. I had just rolled into the bottom ...

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Friday Group Ride #498

Friday Group Ride #498

I don’t want to end up in a blurry photo on the town’s BookFace page, an example of how not to be in public, but I’m also not really willing to stay in my house 24/7 when there ...

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Friday Group Ride #497

Friday Group Ride #497

How many is too many setbacks? That’s not this week’s question. It’s just on my mind. It was a chill ride, just me and C on the local trails. Not hammering. Just rolling around. ...

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Friday Group Ride #496

Friday Group Ride #496

I’ve written enough about cycling over the last decade to know that I don’t know that much about cycling. It has helped enormously to do this weekly Group Ride, which so often elicits ...

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What the Woods Say

What the Woods Say

First and foremost, they don’t say much, which is, in my mind, a great part of their appeal. Dogs are similar (more on that in a sec). Leaves flutter and shake. In fall sometimes the dry ...

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