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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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Saturday

Saturday

Saturday starts some time Friday morning, once the first cup of coffee takes hold and the realization that Friday is finite occurs in my work-clogged brain. A whisper campaign ensues, the office ...

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Friday Group Ride #264

Friday Group Ride #264

At my  day job, I spend a fair amount of time discussing the merits of emerging technologies with customers putting together their dream bikes. Electronic shifting, disc brakes, thru-axles, these ...

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Friday Group Ride #263

Friday Group Ride #263

5:45 is really 5:15 if you’re going to drink a cup of coffee and sip it blearily on the couch before pulling up  your bib straps and tip-toeing down the basement stairs to get your bike. ...

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Friday Group Ride #262

Friday Group Ride #262

If you’ve read this, you know I’m going through something of a crisis of faith with tire/tube combos, or even the concept of containing air within rubber casing for the purpose of ...

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