Posts by Category: Mind

Waiting Quietly For

Waiting Quietly For

The birds hadn’t yet thought to chirp. Only the crickets sawed away at themselves in the darkness. The sound rushed to meet me as I pushed open the motel’s side door and stepped into the ...

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Friday Group Ride #380

Friday Group Ride #380

It was hot in New England this last week. September has been more like June, and for me, that means I’m riding one of two drop bar bikes I own. One is a straight ahead road bike with 25mm ...

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The Bright Spot

The Bright Spot

Some years ago I realized that my emotional state was not unlike Christmas gift giving; I can only give that which I have. If I buy someone a bicycle, that’s what I can give. That bike ...

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Making Peace

Making Peace

The wind pushes through yucca plants, between rocks, over hills and through the peloton. Whole cacti sway like car antenna. We all dive for the right side of the road, ignoring the broken ...

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Interbike 2017: Community

Interbike 2017: Community

I commented to a friend today that Interbike is down so much in terms of exhibitors and attendees that it feels like that final trip to the hospital to see Aunt Mabel when you know she ...

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Friday Group Ride #378

Friday Group Ride #378

I took it as a cautionary tale, delivered by text. My friend John is a recent convert to the church of two wheels and a hell of a strong rider. In very short order he has gone from hybrid-riding ...

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Routine

Routine

In it we find the solace, the reassurance of the familiar. It is the set of knowns that give our days shape, that let us know the work day comes to an end, that we can relax after dinner and have ...

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Friday Group Ride #377

Friday Group Ride #377

We set ourselves up for disappointment when we idolize sports figures, and if not disappointment, then certainly uncertainty, history bearing out so many tales of villainy, even when an ...

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Just One Moment #6

Just One Moment #6

All the energy flows upward, eyes to the horizon, shoulders above bars, swaying, hips ahead of saddle, surging from the pedals. The road tilts up here, moderately at first, then more ...

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