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The 5 O’Clock Shadow

A virtue of cycling is as seasons pass, we take note of it.  As I ride to work each morning & home each evening, summer’s sun is leaving us.  The sun lazily breaks later and later each ...

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On Top of It

In a recent conversation my friend said at the recent state time trial championship, ‘he just never got on top of it’. He was speaking of his gear of choice, and as we rode along he ...

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Tour of Missouri: Rest in Peace

Last week cycling lost yet another home to the peloton. The Tour of Missouri which had quickly risen in the continental ranks as second only to the Tour of California, was found beaten to death ...

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A Season of Atonement

Oh, the feel of spring, as my legs come back to life. Finally, the grip of winter has gone and my legs wake from latency. The tightness in my tendons eases as that the cold north wind turns to a ...

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Counting the Cost

Cycling provides all the big lessons in life: humility, pride, greed, discipline, grappling with ego, and learning what your will is and when to apply it and how to apply it. —John Weissenrider ...

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The Routine

I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle—Zen proverb The discipline of cycling is a learned apprentice in all aspects of the sport. Part of our discipline, is that of “the routine.” The routine for ...

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