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Friday Group Ride #374

Friday Group Ride #374

I love where I live, both generally and specifically. New England, its twisting roadways, dense greenery, and historical charm, is a great place to ride a bike. And the little house I share with ...

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Friday Group Ride #373

Friday Group Ride #373

I don’t even want 5%. I’m going to make someone out there a ka-billionaire (a ka-billion is the billionaire equivalent in Kazakhstani tenge), and I don’t want a single tenge in ...

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Friday Group Ride #372

Friday Group Ride #372

My kids spend hours on YouTube. There is, as nearly as I can tell, a limitless supply of interesting things for them to see inside its highly-advertised glow. They have favorite vloggers. They ...

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Friday Group Ride #371

Friday Group Ride #371

C asked me how my ride was. I’d left work the night before, kitted and watered and hell bent on blowing off some steam. I went alone, as I often have to, simply based on when I can find ...

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Friday Group Ride #369

Friday Group Ride #369

I don’t know how many Tours de France I’ve watched, enough that I should be a sharper analyst of what goes on. But I’m near the bottom in the TdF fantasy league I’m part ...

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Friday Group Ride #368

Friday Group Ride #368

It’s all anyone seems to want to talk about this week, Peter Sagan’s disqualification from the Tour de France, and oddly, the conversations seem extremely one-sided. I have not yet ...

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Friday Group Ride #367

Friday Group Ride #367

The American department store of the 1970s no longer exists. Big names like Montgomery Ward have closed. Others, like Sears, are in such advanced states of entropy that they are more like ...

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Friday Group Ride #366

Friday Group Ride #366

My cycling was different ten years ago. That is not, in and of itself, much of a revelation, things change, trends come and go. But I was reflecting this morning (on my ride into work) on how ...

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Friday Group Ride #365

Friday Group Ride #365

I was having dinner with some industry people, a small bowl of fried pig’s ears in front of me, a plate of clams. Then one of them used the phrase “spec drift fatigue.” I nearly ...

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Friday Group Ride #364

Friday Group Ride #364

I am beyond fortunate to be able to ride great bikes, bikes built for me, although I’d hesitate to make that one of the criteria of what makes a bike great. When I was 7, I got my first ...

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