Posts by Category: Mind

On Moving

On Moving

I spent nearly 20 years in Los Angeles, with some 17 of those in Redondo Beach. During that time, two themes dominated my life: writing and bicycles. They were the constants, the cornerstones on ...

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Friday Group Ride #349

Friday Group Ride #349

I was embarrassed actually, and then a little bit of pride bloomed up behind it. Someone asked me how old the winter tights I was wearing were, and I said, “About 20 years.” They are ...

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Friday Group Ride #348

Friday Group Ride #348

In large part, I sell bikes for a living, as do many of my friends. They might be reps, shop owners, fitters, manufacturer’s reps, marketing people, all of them basically aimed at selling ...

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Homogenization

Homogenization

Back in the 1980s I worked in a record store. As a young person I loved working retail and working in a record store was a way to be around a passion of mine. I got to talk music with people all ...

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Rossignol Buys Felt

Rossignol Buys Felt

French ski manufacturer is buying Felt Bicycles. It’s a dramatic turn for the scrappy brand based in Irvine, California. This is not Rossignol’s first foray into the bike market. In ...

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Friday Group Ride #346

Friday Group Ride #346

My college girlfriend (now my wife) suffered through hours of standing around in record stores, waiting for me as I thumbed through the badly organized vinyl, seeking treasure. Then there were ...

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Friday Group Ride #344

Friday Group Ride #344

I have an odd relationship with cycling technology. In the middle ’90s I worked with a small software group in the shadow of MIT focused on developing virtual reality exercise bikes. ...

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The Secret Handshake

The Secret Handshake

I struggle in crowds. Masses of people make me uncomfortable. It’s an odd admission for someone who used to play in rock bands before rooms full of people. Even odder that I would go to ...

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Friday Group Ride #343

Friday Group Ride #343

2016 wasn’t my best year on the bike. My mileage was down. My plan NOT to ride some of the events I normally ride in order ride some new stuff, led to pretty close to no event riding at ...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Tomorrow, we will post our last Paceline Podcast of the year. It’s been a long year and I need a (tiny) break. This is just a heads-up that we’re going to take a few days off, do as ...

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