Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #237

Friday Group Ride #237

When I damaged my hand over the summer and had to go to the emergency room, the admitting nurse asked me, “Do you feel safe at home?” which is a coded way of asking whether I might ...

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A Minor Character

A Minor Character

Sometimes I have trouble locating the bike in the story, although it is there in plain view, bright blue with knobby tires, or party balloon red on razor thin rubber strips. The bike is there, ...

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Why We Ride: Readings

Why We Ride: Readings

I’m going to be on the road some in the coming weeks to promote my book “Why We Ride.” Before I say anything about where I’ll be coming up, I want to thank everyone who ...

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The Straw, the Camel

The Straw, the Camel

The amount of time I’ve devoted to Rumorgate—the Bikerumor plagiarism flap—in the last two weeks is a travesty. Had Bikerumor’s Tyler Benedict simply done what everyone else does in ...

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A Love Letter to Interbike

A Love Letter to Interbike

Some people give business cards at the show. Gregg Bagni gives out cookies. Editor’s note: Gregg Bagni is the director of White Road Investments and the principal behind Alien Truth ...

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Next Reading: Velo Hangar

Next Reading: Velo Hangar

I’m going to be reading from “Why We Ride” again. Tomorrow, Thursday, September 25, I’ll be appearing at Velo Hangar in Solana Beach. The shindig will begin at 7:00 and ...

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Salt, Meet Wound

Salt, Meet Wound

I’ve been writing about frame builders, particularly New England-based frame builders since 1992. During that time, I’ve been quietly tucking away amazing tidbits about bike building ...

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Friday Group Ride #232

Friday Group Ride #232

A friend of mine says, “A good life is the product of good decisions. Good decisions are the product of good experience, and good experience is the product of mistakes.” He says that ...

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The Bike of the Future

The Bike of the Future

Author’s Note: I wrote a lengthy piece about the Oregon Manifest and the needs of the utility bike for Bike Hugger recently. I decided to boil it down and add a bit more now that the Oregon ...

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