Posts by Category: Mind

Ritual II

Ritual II

There’s a magnet on my refrigerator of Michaelangelo’s Tondo Doni. It’s a terrible trivialization of what is one of the great works of art in the world. In it, Joseph is seen handing Christ as a ...

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Backlash

Backlash

About ten years ago cyclists in Southern California’s South Bay were beneficiaries of a crackdown by the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Someone had concluded that the famed Donut ...

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Friday Group Ride #328

Friday Group Ride #328

Today is my wedding anniversary (16 years!!), so I’m going to torture that metaphor today. Cycling and I have been together for a long time, too. In the beginning, I tried really hard. I ...

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Ritual I

Ritual I

I grew up thinking that rituals were a waste of time. That they burned minutes and even hours that could be better devoted to other purposes. From mass to the beginning of a Boy Scout meeting, ...

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A Visit to the Mother Ship

A Visit to the Mother Ship

I’ve had a fascination with Assos since I first purchased a piece of the clothing back in 1995. They exist in a space shared by only a handful of other manufacturers in the cycling ...

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Friday Group Ride #327

Friday Group Ride #327

It’s warm in the house. The end of August lingers, and just back from a week in New England’s alpine north, the air is heavy and thick. Having grown up in the deep American south, ...

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Friday Group Ride #325

Friday Group Ride #325

My friend Lloyd had his bike stolen. He went out for lunch, leaned his bike against the wall, went into the burrito place, stood in line, texted his wife, ordered his food, paid, and walked out ...

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Road Plus

Road Plus

After years of seeing improvements that were sometimes difficult to register, the road market has been blown open by a revolution. It’s a revolution of thought, of approach, of technology, ...

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A Ride With Dennis Christopher

A Ride With Dennis Christopher

I’ve met a lot of famous people. I’ve had lunch with Peter Gabriel. I’ve picked up Ozzy Osbourne from jail. I’ve walked in on a groupie doing to Tommy Lee what you’d ...

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