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Friday Group Ride #306

Friday Group Ride #306

In order to solve a problem, it helps to state the problem as clearly and succinctly as you can. So, for example, I might say, “I’m sick of the constant blare of election news,” ...

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Just One Moment #1

Just One Moment #1

It’s a wide, oblong intersection that joins five roads in a rough star pattern, and I had just shot across, my breath held, onto the broken pavement of the one residential feeder that leads ...

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Friday Group Ride #305

Friday Group Ride #305

On Sunday, the men of the pro peloton will be racing over the cobbles of Flanders, hoping not to crash or flat. With both Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen closing on retirement (though still ...

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Friday Group Ride #304

Friday Group Ride #304

There are a lot pieces of clothing and equipment for which I take suggestions, but saddles isn’t one of them. As I understand bike seats, the width of your ischial tuberosities (sitz bones) ...

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Friday Group Ride #303

Friday Group Ride #303

Sometimes it seems like the hardest thing, just to ride a bike. Working in the industry, I talk about bikes all day. I burrow down into their details. I research them and page through photos. I ...

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Friday Group Ride #302

Friday Group Ride #302

It is growing increasingly difficult to reconcile my chronological age with my mental state. At 44, I’m not yet old, but firmly past my physical peak. The things I could do on a bike in the ...

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Friday Group Ride #301

Friday Group Ride #301

We’ve talked a lot lately about the LBS, all the business pressures, the quality of service, what the future looks like. And before I go any further, I should own my bias. Bike shop owners ...

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Friday Group Ride #300

Friday Group Ride #300

It was either luge or skeleton I was watching. I forget. Run after run, these guys would come down the ice track, bumping and chattering, the Swiss timing flashing away at the bottom of the ...

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Friday Group Ride #299

Friday Group Ride #299

A long time ago, we did a Group Ride on component allegiances. My idea back then was that components were like religions. Campy guys wouldn’t ride Shimano. Shimano guys thought Campy guys ...

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Friday Group Ride #298

Friday Group Ride #298

It was one of those weeks. A quick trip to Salt Lake City put me off the bike, and I woke this morning, back at home, to a driving snowstorm. I needed to ride though, so I pulled out the stuff. ...

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