Posts by Category: Body

Grandfather’s Axe

Grandfather’s Axe

The crunch of finely ground dirt and gravel under my tires seems to amplify my sense of speed in the early-morning mist. That peculiar sound adds a sense of urgency, of pursuit. It is fitting ...

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Growth

Growth

In the weeks that followed my human flyswatter demo back in 2012, my stepmother sent me a number of links in emails. My memory is that they were each links to different types of helmets, some ...

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When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows

As night falls early, the sun blotted by a solid bank of pregnant, gray cloud, the tall pines sway side-to-side in increasingly wide arcs, the shushing of their needles growing steadily in volume ...

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Zwift: Indoor Training, Made Bearable

Zwift: Indoor Training, Made Bearable

Zwift is a new company that is launching a video game for trainer-bound cyclists. Ever since the 1980s, there have been efforts made to make trainer time more bearable, if not actually enjoyable. ...

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Next Reading: NorCal Bike Sport

Next Reading: NorCal Bike Sport

I’m excited to announce I’m going to be reading from “Why We Ride” again. This Friday, October 3, I’ll be appearing at NorCal Bikesport in Santa Rosa, ahead of ...

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The Ice Bath Challenge

The Ice Bath Challenge

By now you have seen an Ice Bucket Challenge or two. It has become a social media craze one hopes will keep going until we have some answers to ALS. It has become a reason to feel good about ...

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The Faces of Interbike

The Faces of Interbike

Interbike is meant to be an event in which dealers see new products from manufacturers and then place pre-season orders with their sales rep. That was the point of the show and that’s the ...

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The New Era

The New Era

Jens Voigt has broken the hour record. It’s a simple statement, a declaration where the fact is beyond the reach of debate. He broke a record that is cycling itself, that is an aspiration ...

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Friday Group Ride #233

Friday Group Ride #233

So much about cycling is personal. I try to remember that when someone asks me for advice about a piece of equipment or a great route. Too often, I express an opinion, unsolicited, that fails to ...

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Down Up Down

Down Up Down

I was doing sit-ups in the high, dew soaked grass at the edge of the baseball field when they passed. At first there was just one, bobbing at the corner of my eye, a single cyclist working his ...

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