Posts by Category: Body

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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Land of Oz, Part II

Land of Oz, Part II

For Part I, go here.   With my current level of fitness, I’ve got about five hours of endurance riding in me, and three hours of intense riding in me. That’s all my current ...

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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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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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Town Support

Town Support

I’ve traveled all over the country to do cycling events. I’ve done events that were better than their reputation, and some that were much worse than theirs. I’ve ridden in town ...

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