Posts by Category: Family

Coming Attraction

Coming Attraction

With 20 years of hindsight at my disposal, I’ve come to a realization. Tandems are a bit like God. Either you believe in them, or you don’t. Either you appreciate the intimate ...

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A Helmet for the Kids

A Helmet for the Kids

Can we be honest for a sec? Kids are falling machines. Their inner ears have all the expertise of a drunken penguin trying to slackline. Naturally, a bike helmet is a good idea not just for when ...

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The Expectation Game

The Expectation Game

Goals can be good. Expectations can be bad, and I have too often mistaken one for the other and failed to achieve either. No where is this more apparent to me than in my parenting. I am not ...

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Place

Place

The bicycle is amazing for as many reasons as we have fingers. There’s the fact that when we’re young, it multiplies our effort into a version of our own energy, perfected. ...

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Saturday

Saturday

Saturday starts some time Friday morning, once the first cup of coffee takes hold and the realization that Friday is finite occurs in my work-clogged brain. A whisper campaign ensues, the office ...

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Whimsy

Whimsy

I went years where all of my cycling was in service to me being a faster racer. My riding had plenty of variety, but what I did and when I did it was regulated, controlled and framed by my ...

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Kaena Point

Kaena Point

After rounding the bend, the last apartment building on the Waianae Coast shrinking behind me, the wind drove the spray from a breaking wave into the air, across the road. The cool washed over ...

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Learning to Ride: the Razor Scooter

Learning to Ride: the Razor Scooter

This is the first in what will be an occasional series on teaching my kids to ride bicycles. My experience may be handy to some of you with young children, and for those of you who have children ...

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Friday Group Ride #244

Friday Group Ride #244

My kids are 7 and 9 and in a weird place with Santa Claus. The older one is wise to the scam, and maybe like his father, too cynical to indulge in too much fantasy about a fat guy in a red suit ...

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The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

I spent a number of years working retail, selling everything from records to model tanks and airplanes and, yes, my share of bicycles. During my time working for bike shops I became familiar with ...

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