Posts by Category: Family

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

During my days as a shop rat, I sold kids’ bikes by the shipping pallet. While proper setup required a certain sense of style and eye to what the West Coast was up to, there wasn’t ...

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Kid-Sized Pro

Kid-Sized Pro

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t buy me my own football helmet. I wanted a cool helmet with all sorts of extra face-maskery. I didn’t understand ...

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Small Rider, Big Fun

Small Rider, Big Fun

I’m just going to begin by saying that I feel for anyone who has such a passion for children that they decide to start offering a product line aimed at them. This is more true of clothing ...

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Delight

Delight

As his not-so-tininess The Deuce exited the turn I could see his eyes widen and mouth pull taught in an O of amazement. His expression said it all—Holy cow, I pulled it off! U-turns had been his ...

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The Deuce Rides

The Deuce Rides

One of the more amazing experiences of being a parent, for me, has been watching when the light goes on in a kid’s—my kid’s—head. Something suddenly clicks and they grok something ...

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Friday Group Ride #350

Friday Group Ride #350

Motivation, it’s a touch-and-go thing this time of year. I’ve been on the trainer in the basement, eyes closed, loud metal driving me not forward. I’ve been back and forth to ...

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Friday Group Ride #342

Friday Group Ride #342

I said yes, because it’s easy to say yes to things that are happening in the future. Will I be there? Yes, absolutely. That sounds fun. The problem is that I don’t actually have a ...

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Friday Group Ride #339

Friday Group Ride #339

Every night I make a list of the things I’m grateful for and send it to some friends of mine. I understand that, to skeptics and cynics, this sounds like some kind of feel good, new age ...

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Old Hobby, New Stoke

Old Hobby, New Stoke

The face and nature of advocacy is evolving. Traditionally, the face of advocacy has been seen in bike lanes and other infrastructure aimed at people who use bikes for transportation—the big ...

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