Posts by Category: Family

Moving in Stereo, Part II

Moving in Stereo, Part II

Driving the bus Not all tandem experiences are created equal. I once rode a tandem that felt like I was unintentionally courting disaster. (Shepard notes that when Co-Motion started in 1988 their ...

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Moving in Stereo, Part I

Moving in Stereo, Part I

I like tandeming. I wouldn’t ever want it to be the only kind of cycling I did, but without tandems the cycling world would be less interesting. Imagine a world in which there was no ...

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The Genius of the Tiny

The Genius of the Tiny

What do we want for our children? It’s a question many people seem to struggle with. Many answer, “Success!” For some, it’s as simple as not facing the troubles they had ...

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The Magic of Good Geometry

The Magic of Good Geometry

I hear from riders all the time that they can’t tell the difference between the differing geometries of different bikes. My response is always to give them more credit than they are willing ...

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Friday Group Ride #309

Friday Group Ride #309

My poor father, running along next to me, his hand clamped at the back of the saddle, the bars wobbling like a single-engine plane in an updraft. Ironic it’s easier for me to put myself ...

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A Fresh Take on Travel

A Fresh Take on Travel

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Europe for a feature that didn’t pan out. There were some unusual factors in play, nothing nefarious, but I wasn’t in a position ...

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Language

Language

There was a space between my front wheel and the wheel I thought I was following. It grew. Then I realized despite all the effort I could muster, that space was a separation. I was no longer a ...

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Community

Community

Yesterday I did a recon ride for a gravel event I wrote about last year—Old Cazadero. It’s part of the Grasshopper Series here in Sonoma County. Old Caz, as it’s called, is a roughly ...

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Entry-Level Fun

Entry-Level Fun

When I was a kid I had a tricycle that was made from steel thicker than is used in today’s armored vehicles. It outweighed me by more than a bowling ball and was so durable that it’s ...

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Thanksgiving VIII

Thanksgiving VIII

I’ve been wrestling with an acute sense of loss over the last couple of weeks. November 18th marked the one-year anniversary of the death of my sister, Erin. That day also marked the ...

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