Posts by Category: Body

The Mother Ship

The Mother Ship

I expected the front suspension to compress and the front wheel to roll over the root as I eased around the tree and down the eroded stair-step terrain. What happened next was that I found myself ...

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In Praise of Pavement

In Praise of Pavement

I love riding gravel roads on my road bike. I love the energy and focus it takes to navigate the ruts and grooves with skinny tires. I love the effort required to climb stupidly steep grades ...

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Armstrong to WWF?

Armstrong to WWF?

Sources close to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong have revealed that the defrocked champion is considering becoming a competitor in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Armstrong’s lifetime ...

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Pulling Through

Pulling Through

The Road to Hell is Narrow and Cobbled One year ago this week, I was in Belgium. It essentially was a press junket – a collective invitation from Flanders tourism and Eddy Merckx to visit the ...

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Friday Group Ride #256

Friday Group Ride #256

I wound my way up Sommerset, chasing an appliance repair man in his juddering van. Sommerset was a crappy road before the winter robbed it of its top coat, the snow plows excavating last ...

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Fighting a Helmet Law

Fighting a Helmet Law

Maybe for the enthusiast it’s just obvious. Maybe because we do things that others simply can’t, we see no other option. We dive for corners, sprint for city limits, aggressively descend a local ...

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Pedaler’s Fork + Argonaut

Pedaler’s Fork + Argonaut

Of the many bedroom communities in the greater LA metropolis, few lie in such close proximity to great riding as does Calabasas. It sits at the edge of the San Fernando Valley, just north of the ...

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The Aero Makeover

The Aero Makeover

My life is full of competing desires. I want to be a good father. I want to drink wine (or beer) with dinner. I want to stay married. I need to write on a daily basis. And I love riding my bike ...

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Friday Group Ride #251

Friday Group Ride #251

Don’t worry. This isn’t about the weather. I just happened to be standing on the roof, outside the kids’ bedroom window, raking snow to keep the ice dams at bay, when my wife, ...

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