Posts by Category: Body

Wine and Sweat

Wine and Sweat

Balance. That’s what I tell myself when I think about how it was bike racing in France that inspired me to pursue cycling the way I had devoted myself to playing music, only to have that ...

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In the House of the Pope

In the House of the Pope

There are those roads that convince you you’re better than you are. We were riding in the Hautes Alpes east of Mont Ventoux, a region that balanced gracefully between alpine and Provençal, when ...

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Stripped Away

Stripped Away

Can one meal reveal the soul of a place? As I sailed around the corner I saw goats. Dozens of them. Bucks, does, bucklings, doelings, kids, maybe even a wether. They were black, brown, white, ...

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Three Balls

Three Balls

In her novel The Lizard’s Tail, the Argentine magical realist Luisa Valenzuela gives her protagonist Lopez Rega three testes. It’s a metaphoric symbol of his virility woven into a ...

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Friday Group Ride #462

Friday Group Ride #462

I know we’ve talked about this before, but after 461 Friday Group Rides you’re bound to wonder some of the same stuff over again, and anyway I need some new shoes. There was a time, ...

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The AI Coach: VeloPro

The AI Coach: VeloPro

For the last few months I’ve been using a new coach. This was a big step for me. Since I stopped road racing 15 or so years ago, I’ve been virtually discipline-proof. Left to my own ...

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The Race Across America

The Race Across America

When the cycling bug bit me back in the 1980s, I began, like all of you, I suspect, to digest all the bike magazines out there. In that era Bicycling had a real thing for the Race Across America. ...

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Humbled: Dirty Kanza 200

Humbled: Dirty Kanza 200

There are those race courses that have been etched into history like so much granite. The Monaco Grand Prix, the Daytona tri-oval, the Boston Marathon. Those courses are as much a part of their ...

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Where’d He Go?

Where’d He Go?

I mean that as much about either one of my sons as I do for me to you. This has been a crazy week. After being too busy to post on Monday, what with the packing and flying back and whatnot, I ...

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