Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #338

Friday Group Ride #338

When I first started riding mixed-terrain, what some people call gravel but bears no resemblance at all to gravel, I mounted a pair of 28c tires on my road bike and off I went. Occasionally, ...

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The Changing Landscape

The Changing Landscape

Since the introduction of the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act (S.3205), the cycling community has been, rather surprisingly, facing a heated internal squabble about whether or not ...

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Friday Group Ride #337

Friday Group Ride #337

It’s a time to count your blessings. Probably all the time is that time, but that’s what I’m working on this week. And when I do perform that particular exercise, the bike crops ...

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Lessons of the Peloton

Lessons of the Peloton

Of the many recreational pursuits human beings enjoy, I know of nothing that requires the level of skill and fitness required to ride in a peloton. It’s a complicated algorithm of aerobic ...

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Friday Group Ride #336

Friday Group Ride #336

I was reading an interesting piece about struggles within the bike industry when I happened upon the phrase “Reversal of Trust.” In addition to being a great expression, independent ...

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The History of Flanders

The History of Flanders

Cycling has few permanent shrines devoted to its history. It’s tragic. Just how tragic became apparent to me when I visited the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenarde, Belgium. Sure, it’s a ...

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The Idea of Order in Russian River

The Idea of Order in Russian River

As I crest the rise, the smell of eucalyptus trees fills the air, blotting every other scent from my sinuses. The rain ended mere hours ago and the trees come alive in the humid air. I breathe ...

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Friday Group Ride #333

Friday Group Ride #333

They are stark visual memories, crisp, even today. My six-year-old self, only just able to pedal down my suburban street, standing rapt at the top of our drive as Jamie, a teen from four doors ...

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Reader-Supported

Reader-Supported

Enthusiast publishing is a bit like a cancer patient, and advertising is like chemotherapy to that patient. The very thing that allows specialty publications to survive—advertising—is also the ...

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