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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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Friday Group Ride #358

Friday Group Ride #358

In the dream, I was early for the race. I leaned my bike against a wall with the other racers’ bikes and went upstairs, no up the escalator, to registration. I put my gear in a pile in a ...

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Friday Group Ride #357

Friday Group Ride #357

One of my mentors said, “We can talk a lot about why you’re not doing what you should be doing, but in the end, you don’t want to do it, so you won’t.” It hit me ...

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Just One Moment #5

Just One Moment #5

Neil and I ride here as often as we can. It’s the new place, small and tight, but designed and groomed by the local mountain bike group. We’re still learning all the obstacles, daring ...

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Friday Group Ride #356

Friday Group Ride #356

We have to get this started early, so I’m going to keep it brief. Paris-Roubaix is this Sunday. For many of us, this is the Super Bowl, the World Cup, the Westminster Dog Show of pro ...

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