Posts by Category: Mind

An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

You probably didn’t expect your 15 minutes of fame to go this way. I can understand that maybe you didn’t think anyone would disagree with you, that you wouldn’t be called a ...

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Greg LeMond’s 1989 TVT Carbon

Greg LeMond’s 1989 TVT Carbon

For most of the Tour de France’s 100+ years of existence the overall winner has ridden a bike equipped with Campagnolo components. In fact, for many years Campy used to take out ads showing ...

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Oh, By the Way …

Oh, By the Way …

There’s a brief press release on the Union Cycliste Internationale’s web site in which the organization “confirms” that Russian ex-pro Denis Menchov has received a ...

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Five Years

Five Years

When I launched Red Kite Prayer the plan, honestly, was to create an outlet for work that magazines weren’t interested in, and another source of income that I might enjoy a bit more control ...

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Friday Group Ride #224

Friday Group Ride #224

Asked how he’ll do in the race, the Euro Pro says, “I have trained well, and the sensations are good.” I read this bland, stilted statement over and over and think about what it ...

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Water Balloons

Water Balloons

As I rolled out for work this morning, the neighbor’s youngest, Lucas, came to the edge of the driveway, a devilish four-year-old grin on his face, in his hand a plump water balloon. He ...

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Friday Group Ride #222

Friday Group Ride #222

My 7-year-old, a very reluctant cyclist who INSISTED on training wheels until I finally pulled them off and stashed them in the garage, learned to ride his bike. To see him riding away from the ...

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