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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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Friday Group Ride #363

Friday Group Ride #363

Someone smart once told me not get caught up in the wreckage of the future, a warning not to invest too much in anxiety about events guaranteed to unfold differently than you imagine they will. ...

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The Whole 30

The Whole 30

It was my wife’s idea, which, out of the shoot, made it a better idea than whatever I was thinking. She wanted to do something to jump start her fitness for the season, to refine her ...

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Friday Group Ride #362

Friday Group Ride #362

I know people are already doing it, buying bikes online, even high-end bikes. Competitive Cyclist, Wrench Science, and others may have already cracked the code on how to deliver a bike via the ...

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Friday Group Ride #361

Friday Group Ride #361

My buddy Mike is building me a new townie. Road bikes are cool and mountain bikes are great, but there might not be a more bike-nerd-satisfying project than a new errand bike. I’m opting ...

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Friday Group Ride #360

Friday Group Ride #360

Rest and recovery are important parts of fitness. Smart people tell me that. It says that in books. I believe it’s true. The problem is that I don’t rest well. First, I depend on the ...

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