Posts by Category: Body

Fragile

Fragile

I’m a statistic. I’m male. I’m white. I’m left handed. I’m a cyclist. I’m a writer. I could go on. I’m a former musician who for reasons clear to no one, ...

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The Debacle

The Debacle

Back in the 1990s the Union Cycliste Internationale decided it was time for riders to start wearing helmets. The riders reacted with a strike and the UCI backed down. They waited before taking ...

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Humbled: Bike Monkey’s SoNoMas

Humbled: Bike Monkey’s SoNoMas

As I rolled toward the crossing, I scanned the scene quickly. The run-in was steep, with a short stretch of mud before giving way to the slates and ochres of the river rock, seen below more than ...

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Why I Am Not at Eroica

Why I Am Not at Eroica

I love bikes. Pretty much all bikes. One of the few bottom lines of my life, along with my love for my wife and sons is that any ride is better than no ride. Thusly, any bike is better than no ...

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Corsica by Boat

Corsica by Boat

Since my post a few weeks ago about Santana Adventures, I’ve been thinking about what a remarkable time I had on that trip I did with them down the Danube River. We visited seven countries ...

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Friday Group Ride #304

Friday Group Ride #304

There are a lot pieces of clothing and equipment for which I take suggestions, but saddles isn’t one of them. As I understand bike seats, the width of your ischial tuberosities (sitz bones) ...

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What Is Gravel?

What Is Gravel?

Language. It’s a funny thing. It’s how we connect with other people. How we share ideas, tell the world who we are and integral to how we work, no matter what we do. It can get at the ...

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Friday Group Ride #302

Friday Group Ride #302

It is growing increasingly difficult to reconcile my chronological age with my mental state. At 44, I’m not yet old, but firmly past my physical peak. The things I could do on a bike in the ...

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The Malibu Gran Fondo

The Malibu Gran Fondo

The Malibu Gran Fondo is an event in its second year, and is a different take on what a fondo can be. It’s true that “gran fondo” means “big ride,” but just how do ...

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Friday Group Ride #300

Friday Group Ride #300

It was either luge or skeleton I was watching. I forget. Run after run, these guys would come down the ice track, bumping and chattering, the Swiss timing flashing away at the bottom of the ...

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