Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #458

Friday Group Ride #458

A brand is a funny thing, isn’t it. A name, a feeling, a history (or some sort of story) attached to products of a certain type and a certain quality, sometimes varying wildly over time. ...

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Friday Group Ride #457

Friday Group Ride #457

An increasing number of people are coming to me to ask why cyclists look so stupid. The first few I answered with a nod and a chuckle. The next few I took more seriously (and mostly agreed with, ...

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Friday Group Ride #456

Friday Group Ride #456

I’m sure we’ve done this one before, but for the sake of symmetry and positivity, let’s do it again. For me, the moment that springs to mind most readily is Christmas morning ...

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A Quest for Understanding

A Quest for Understanding

When I coined the term “red kite prayer,” it started almost as a joke, as a way to acknowledge the efforts that come at the end of the day, when the personal idiot light has been on ...

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Friday Group Ride #450

Friday Group Ride #450

You have to be careful what you wish for. I remember going to Disneyland when I was about 12. This is something I had dreamed of as a younger child. The lines were long. The rides were short. And ...

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Transcendence

Transcendence

Yesterday morning, as I tried to gather myself from the haze of fatigue left in the wake of the Sea Otter Classic, I began to encounter stories about the burning of Notre Dame. My reaction echoed ...

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Friday Group Ride #449

Friday Group Ride #449

I was running before I knew what had happened. I don’t even really remember why I started running, probably the press of time and some vague memory of high school cross country meets. The ...

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Friday Group Ride #448

Friday Group Ride #448

I’ll start with two questions, neither of which are this week’s actual question. The first is, have you ever seen someone at the grocery, shopping, pushing a car, wearing a bike ...

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