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Friday Group Ride #279

Friday Group Ride #279

I didn’t want to climb off, but I did. It was clearly not a hero kind of day, the sort where you can push out into the red, back off a little, find your rhythm and rise to the challenge in ...

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Friday Group Ride #277

Friday Group Ride #277

I’m stuck, and my stuckness is part financial, part indecision, part inexperience and part simple laziness. What I did was strip my mountain bike. That it’s a mountain bike is only ...

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Friday Group Ride #276

Friday Group Ride #276

I think it’s a common mistake of perception to assume the changes going on in your head are actually changes happening in the world. Here’s an example. I don’t perceive a ...

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Friday Group Ride #275

Friday Group Ride #275

I was riding side-by-side with Mike (his real name) and I asked, “Do you follow women’s racing at all?” The Giro Donne was on at the time, and I had been following along ...

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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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