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Friday Group Ride #288

Friday Group Ride #288

To ride my best, I need to be both willing and able. Able is a function of physical condition and time. Like you, I have a lot of commitments to work and family that mean longer rides, anything ...

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Friday Group Ride #287

Friday Group Ride #287

Writers like H.G. Wells  and Jules Verne lived through the first blasts of the industrial revolution and imagined the future based on what they perceived as a quickening of technological ...

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Spirituality

Spirituality

I turned off the road behind the grocery store and into the woods. The light was dying, ebbing away between the trees, and the roots and rocks of the trail blended into one brown-gray mess. I ...

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Friday Group Ride #286

Friday Group Ride #286

My wife and I share the grocery shopping duties, and each of us produces a very different result. She makes a list. She sticks to the list, and we eat what she buys. She likes to run out of ...

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Friday Group Ride #285

Friday Group Ride #285

The fastest I have traveled on a bicycle is somewhere between 51 and 52mph. That’s somewhere north of 80kph for our metric friends. It was on Ed Clark Road during D2R2 five years ago. Ed ...

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Friday Group Ride #284

Friday Group Ride #284

The leaves are late here, mostly green and still in their trees. The birds haven’t been fooled. They are moving south in their flocks. Youth hockey has started. The apples are ripe and the ...

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A New Mythology

A New Mythology

There is no longer room in the Western world, the developed part of it, for stories to grown and breathe without the Internet and the tight stranglehold of journalists, amateur and professional ...

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Friday Group Ride #283

Friday Group Ride #283

I buy a lot of bike stuff, and I get given a lot of bike stuff. As a result, the amount of stuff at my disposal is ample, and yet somehow always not quite right, which requires the acquisition of ...

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Friday Group Ride #282

Friday Group Ride #282

My wife sent me a TED Talk to watch. I watched the first 5 or 6 minutes and then shut it off. I hate TED Talks. They are, in my mind, the pseudo-intellectual equivalent of fringe-web click bait. ...

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Friday Group Ride #281

Friday Group Ride #281

Forget jetpacks. Humans do a crappy enough job navigating in 2D space. Add another dimension and it would just be carnage raining from sky. When the future arrives, I sincerely hope crappy ...

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