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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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Friday Group Ride #379

Friday Group Ride #379

I don’t believe I was actually bonking in the chip aisle of the grocery store last night, BUT it had been a long stretch since lunch. I’d come home to realize we were short on ...

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Friday Group Ride #378

Friday Group Ride #378

I took it as a cautionary tale, delivered by text. My friend John is a recent convert to the church of two wheels and a hell of a strong rider. In very short order he has gone from hybrid-riding ...

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Friday Group Ride #377

Friday Group Ride #377

We set ourselves up for disappointment when we idolize sports figures, and if not disappointment, then certainly uncertainty, history bearing out so many tales of villainy, even when an ...

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Just One Moment #6

Just One Moment #6

All the energy flows upward, eyes to the horizon, shoulders above bars, swaying, hips ahead of saddle, surging from the pedals. The road tilts up here, moderately at first, then more ...

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Friday Group Ride #375

Friday Group Ride #375

20 years ago, I could ride into the city and see 2-3 other cyclists along the way. Cars honked. Drivers swore at me. Half the time, easily, I called that behavior down on myself, but equally, ...

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Friday Group Ride #374

Friday Group Ride #374

I love where I live, both generally and specifically. New England, its twisting roadways, dense greenery, and historical charm, is a great place to ride a bike. And the little house I share with ...

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Friday Group Ride #373

Friday Group Ride #373

I don’t even want 5%. I’m going to make someone out there a ka-billionaire (a ka-billion is the billionaire equivalent in Kazakhstani tenge), and I don’t want a single tenge in ...

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