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Anachronistic

Anachronistic

I’ve got this hangup about accuracy. I hate seeing history rewritten, or the present adjusted to conform to the past. Case in point, most cycling fans claim they not only hate Lance ...

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The Merge

The Merge

The oppressive need of the market to exact the new is an oppression that does little to permit peace. Most artists I know have what we call “actual” employment. They pay the bills by ...

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Cold *and* Wet

Cold *and* Wet

I’ve seen a lot of things in bike shops. I’ve seen a TV on a cart in front of an easy chair. I’ve seen ashtrays with burning cigarettes. I’ve seen a field of trainers set ...

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Life

Life

What is it we search for when we ride a bike? By the time someone has decided that cycling is for them, is a church befitting their meditations, their prayers, they’ve been devoted to the ...

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Owen Mulholland, an Appreciation

Owen Mulholland, an Appreciation

I’m saddened to report that cycling writer Owen Mulholland passed away yesterday at the age of 70. I was at the inaugural San Francisco Gran Prix, walking through the crowd handing out ...

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Odds, Ends

Odds, Ends

There have been a few items bumping around in my fleeting attention for a few weeks now, things that don’t necessarily merit a full review, but have been cool enough to warrant some ...

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Language

Language

There was a space between my front wheel and the wheel I thought I was following. It grew. Then I realized despite all the effort I could muster, that space was a separation. I was no longer a ...

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The Chase

The Chase

The human resources manager fixed me with a proud eye and told me how my division was the most dedicated, most productive in the entire building. They had the lowest incidence of sick days taken ...

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Garanimals for Grown Ups

Garanimals for Grown Ups

One of the rarely discussed benefits of the rise of apparel companies like Rapha is that you can go on a ride and see someone wearing a coordinated kit that isn’t a billboard for Billy ...

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Tool-aphilia

Tool-aphilia

One of the reasons I’m comfortable in my skin writing about cycling is that I’ve discovered that anything I’ve felt or experienced through the lens of cycling, someone, ...

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