Posts by Category: Mind

Old School #271: Cog Board

Old School #271: Cog Board

You’re an OldSchoolCyclist when you know what a cog board is. Back in the day when men were men, shorts were wool, and both were itchy; before indexed shifting or clip-in pedals, there were ...

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Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction

The Union Cycliste Internationale has just greenlighted the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton for the 2016 season. This is arguably the single biggest technological change in the pro peloton ...

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Where the Sausage Is Made

Where the Sausage Is Made

I’ve led a very middle-class existence. Since graduating from college (and graduate school), the closest I’ve come to working in a factory has been building and repairing bicycles in ...

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Friday Group Ride #288

Friday Group Ride #288

To ride my best, I need to be both willing and able. Able is a function of physical condition and time. Like you, I have a lot of commitments to work and family that mean longer rides, anything ...

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Sick

Sick

[Eight years ago I began publishing work at Belgium Knee Warmers. My book “Why We Ride” did a great job of pulling the greatest hits out of that material and into a single collection. ...

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Spirituality

Spirituality

I turned off the road behind the grocery store and into the woods. The light was dying, ebbing away between the trees, and the roots and rocks of the trail blended into one brown-gray mess. I ...

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The Noise of the Wind

The Noise of the Wind

I’d been riding the Rocky Mountains for weeks, long enough to have acclimated to riding at 7000 feet. Despite the late June date, the mornings were cool as falling leaves and visible ...

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