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Redemption

Redemption

My wife works in human resources. A big part of her career has been reviewing resumes and interviewing people. Until relatively recently, most of her searches were for people working in the ...

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A Time Capsule from Jacques

A Time Capsule from Jacques

The cliché goes that you never judge a book by its cover. But a good title can tell you much. “The Crying of Lot 49” is precise, mysterious and reveals a love of language that a ...

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Friday Group Ride #291

Friday Group Ride #291

This week the U.K. edition of Esquire Magazine published an article on Chris Froome. In it, the article publishes for the first time Froome’s power data from testing done following the ...

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The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The first time my water bottle froze on a bike ride, I’d been cycling for fewer than five years. I’d say that I was enthusiastic, but not yet serious. This detail will help explain ...

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The Dark

The Dark

Leaves shown like splotches of white paint on the asphalt. Until they crackled under tire, there was no way to distinguish just what they were. The failing light had two effects, to make all ...

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Primal Aro Evo Kit

Primal Aro Evo Kit

For ages, Primal Wear’s clothing was produced in San Luis Obispo by Voler. Given how bad so many lines were in the mid to late 1990s, that was a pretty terrific thing. Relative to the ...

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

I’ve been wrestling with an acute sense of loss over the last couple of weeks. November 18th marked the one-year anniversary of the death of my sister, Erin. That day also marked the ...

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Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction

The Union Cycliste Internationale has just greenlighted the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton for the 2016 season. This is arguably the single biggest technological change in the pro peloton ...

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The Real World Solution

The Real World Solution

I used to build a lot of wheels. It’s something I really miss, but in life if you choose to be a great wheel builder you must renounce all other ambitions. I had many ambitions, but being a ...

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