Posts by Category: Machine

Dirt Baggies

I’ll admit that when I was in my teens and even into my twenties, I didn’t give a lot of thought to appropriate dress. If the occasion wasn’t formal enough to demand dress wear, ...

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The Schwinn Biking Game

When I was a kid getting a new board game for Christmas didn’t rank quite as cool as a new toy or model, but it was way better than receiving clothing. I recall how my parents were always ...

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Book Review: Life in the Slipstream

Every Christmas my mother buys me a book. We are book people, and the gift is a great way to reconnect with each other over the words that have knit us together since I was a kid raiding her ...

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Book Review: The Elite Bicycle

Coffee-table books about handmade steel frames have become a bona fide category within cycling books. The latest to join the market is “The Elite Bicycle” by Gerard Brown and Graeme ...

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Looking the Part

I’m fundamentally a form-follows-function person. That’s not to say that I think that clothing, buildings and home furnishings all need to be austere to the point of Bauhausian ...

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Friday Group Ride #193

Sometimes I find myself thinking about stuff I want, and I think, ‘yeah, I’m gonna get that stuff. It’s going to be great.’ And then I catch myself. I remember that ...

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Xpedo Thrust SL Pedals

In riding the Xpedo Thrust SL I experienced an odd and surprising epiphany, one only tangentially related to my own preferences in cycling gear. With one possible exception, it is possible ...

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