Posts by Category: Body

The Fine Art of Suffering

The Fine Art of Suffering

The truest thing I can tell you about cycling is that suffering is inescapable. Not that cycling is a prison sentence devoid of enjoyment, but that to participate in cycling is to know suffering ...

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Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

I did a bad thing recently. The morning began as any other: a little chamois cream, the bibs, embro, base layer and long-sleeve jersey, all donned in between bites of a standing breakfast. I ...

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The Dirty Side

The Dirty Side

In 2004 my father’s side of the family celebrated its first-ever family reunion. The reunion was a remarkable occasion for me because I met two cousins for the first time who were both cyclists. ...

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The Mind Killer

The Mind Killer

“Fear is the mind killer.” I just finished reading Frank Herbert’s Dune. Not being much of a sci-fi fan, and having never seen the movie (not yet, but soon!) I just never got ...

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The Tour of the Usal

The Tour of the Usal

On the same weekend we were holding the RKP Ronde et Vous, the Grasshopper Adventure Series was hosting its second Mendocino County-based event, the Tour of the Usal, near Fort Bragg. Jeremiah ...

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Friday Group Ride #430

Friday Group Ride #430

Bread and water. Pan y agua. None of us rides on that anymore. Most of us have $5-10 worth of highly engineered nutrition on board when we take on a serious ride (define for yourself). I tend to ...

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Neko’s Fun Ride

Neko’s Fun Ride

One of the projects I set for myself for this trip to Taiwan was to try to learn more about the cycling culture here. The Taiwanese love cycling. Where my Vietnamese friends detest cycling as a ...

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Friday Group Ride #428

Friday Group Ride #428

It’s been a rainy fall here in New England, and every time I clip on my plastic fender to make the short trip to work I think of my time in Seattle and the way everyone (statistically) has ...

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Taiwan

Taiwan

It’s not a stretch to say that Taiwan is the single most important location in all of cycling. Say what you want about the Wallers-Arenberg forest, the Col du Galibier, Lake Como, the Mur ...

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Off the Bike Attractions

Off the Bike Attractions

One of the reasons I wanted to host the Ronde et Vous was to provide an event that sat somewhere between a gravel ride and the Handmade Bicycle Show. Because the gravel category is so conducive ...

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