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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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Post Flat Stress Syndrome

Post Flat Stress Syndrome

I am living a pneumatic nightmare. Four flats in two weeks on three different wheels. I can’t tell whether I have simply forgotten how to handle a bike, or there is some convergence of ...

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Friday Group Ride #261

Friday Group Ride #261

I choose all kinds of bad ways to get home. Honestly, in a city crisscrossed with cart paths that call themselves roads, there aren’t really good ways. Anything that might reasonably be ...

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