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Friday Group Ride #387

Friday Group Ride #387

It’s not fun to drive around Boston. The road system is circuitous, indirect, and overloaded. The drivers are impatient, inattentive, and aggressive. I have spent the last few days ferrying ...

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Friday Group Ride #386

Friday Group Ride #386

I have never been to Annadel State Park. Never been to Santa Rosa or Sonoma County despite numerous invitations and the foreknowledge that all the types of riding, road, mixed, mountain, are ...

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Friday Group Ride #385

Friday Group Ride #385

Technology empowers. It multiplies our effort, and frees us from work. It improves our analytical capabilities and lengthens our memory. And, technologies converge. Calculators become computers. ...

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Friday Group Ride #384

Friday Group Ride #384

Of late, I have taken to hucking my bike off of curbs, riding it down stairs, and generally acting like my 12-year-old self. I’m having a lot of fun. I recall being that age, still living ...

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Friday Group Ride #383

Friday Group Ride #383

There are places I go reflexively. The water tower (above) is one of them. Less than half a mile from my house, it looms over the hill we live on, a hulking mass of stone that contains nearly 2 ...

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Catastrophe, Renewal & Beauty

Catastrophe, Renewal & Beauty

You can not think, sitting in an evacuation shelter with your wife and kids, of what will come next. Yes, you can think of the days in front of you, wondering when you’ll get to go home, if ...

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Friday Group Ride #381

Friday Group Ride #381

It was an odd place to ride to, this small college on Boston’s north shore, but I plotted a route that strung together unexpected urban bike paths, connecting roads that ribboned along ...

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Waiting Quietly For

Waiting Quietly For

The birds hadn’t yet thought to chirp. Only the crickets sawed away at themselves in the darkness. The sound rushed to meet me as I pushed open the motel’s side door and stepped into the ...

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Friday Group Ride #380

Friday Group Ride #380

It was hot in New England this last week. September has been more like June, and for me, that means I’m riding one of two drop bar bikes I own. One is a straight ahead road bike with 25mm ...

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