Posts by Category: Mind

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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Friday Group Ride #332

Friday Group Ride #332

There’s been a death in the family. I didn’t know him. He lived one town over from me. But, he rode his bike, commuted on it, a route I know well and have ridden more times than I ...

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Fall

Fall

We call it crisp, as if the air itself were breakable, fragile as a crystal wine glass. But there’s something in the cool, something that cleaves, even when not frozen. There’s been a ...

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The Whelm

The Whelm

Back in the early 1990s I played a computer game based around the F/A-18 Hornet. I think they call those first-person flyers, as opposed to first-person shooters, but trust me, there was plenty ...

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Friday Group Ride #330

Friday Group Ride #330

I don’t remember the first time I pulled my bike over and parked it in the rack in front of Fern’s Country Store. It was some time in the ’90s. How many times I’ve been ...

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