Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #500

Friday Group Ride #500

I’m not going to dwell on the fact that this is the 500th edition of the FGR other than to say, “Huh…I didn’t see it playing out like this.” And now, on with the ...

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The Split

The Split

When I was in graduate school I rode for the UMASS cycling team. From 1989 to 1993 I was one of those riders who could be counted on to show up for the club meetings, many of the team rides that ...

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Suffering, Revisited

Suffering, Revisited

You know what this is like, because you’ve been there, too. For me, the most crystalline memory is of Rasputitsa 2018, about two thirds of the way through. I had just rolled into the bottom ...

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Friday Group Ride #498

Friday Group Ride #498

I don’t want to end up in a blurry photo on the town’s BookFace page, an example of how not to be in public, but I’m also not really willing to stay in my house 24/7 when there ...

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Mobilizing the Bike Industry

Mobilizing the Bike Industry

RKP isn’t what I’d call a news site. It wasn’t founded on the idea of being the first word on anything; indeed, I’d rather be the last word on something, as in the ...

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What the Woods Say

What the Woods Say

First and foremost, they don’t say much, which is, in my mind, a great part of their appeal. Dogs are similar (more on that in a sec). Leaves flutter and shake. In fall sometimes the dry ...

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Friday Group Ride #494

Friday Group Ride #494

We woke to steady drizzle on this n-teenth day of the zombie apocalypse. The dog went out the backdoor but didn’t leave the porch, preferring to sit quietly and watch the falling rain. A ...

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Friday Group Ride #493

Friday Group Ride #493

C wanted to ride. I didn’t, but I’ve learned not to say as much. J said he was in, and that started to feel like critical mass. B’s wife was against us getting together, even in ...

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What We Wish They Knew

What We Wish They Knew

Communication. It’s been a subject of much consideration for me lately. It’s as multi-faceted as a princess-cut diamond. There’s who my circle of contacts has been lately. Given ...

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Returning from the Outer Reaches

Returning from the Outer Reaches

My relationship to the mysterious is one of wonder and expectant understanding. I have always figured that it was a matter of time before we, as a species, came to learn the things we don’t ...

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