Posts by Category: Body

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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The Ag2r Fiasco [Updated]

The Ag2r Fiasco [Updated]

If you have any relationship to social media then by now you have probably caught the video of the Ag2r rider who crashed in a time trial after he hit a speed bump and his bars separated from his ...

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The Land of Oz, Part I

The Land of Oz, Part I

He pointed out the window and said, “Right there in the woods in front of that junior high school is a pump track.” “A pump track?” “Yeah, the kids take hot laps ...

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Making the Old New

Making the Old New

When I moved away from Memphis I was done with riding there. Done, as in over, bored, finished. As a riding locale it had ceased to interest me. I was ready to push on to different vistas, new ...

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Rites of Passage: an Inventory

Rites of Passage: an Inventory

We were all there once, the newbie, perhaps even the Fred, wearing tube socks and cutoffs and swearing we’d never buy one of those silly beer cooler hats. Somewhere in there, we all became ...

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A Revelation

A Revelation

As I swept around the bend the asphalt, the chunky, disintegrating asphalt gave way to dirt, sand meeting the sea. I eased off the accelerator, exhaled through pursed lips and swept over the ...

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An Era Ends

An Era Ends

Bruce Gordon is retiring. That’s a sad piece of news. There are a handful of builders who have continued to impress me with their dedication to their craft and their ongoing creativity. ...

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The Violation

The Violation

You walk out and it’s not there. Sometimes it takes a moment or two before you comprehend what your eyes have been telling you for far longer than it takes to read this sentence. The ...

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Connection

Connection

Dirty Kanza champions are of a piece. They are gritty, tenacious and down to earth. There’s something in Dirty Kanza that weeds out all but the stoic. And for reasons that I can see and ...

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