Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #266

Friday Group Ride #266

I have not ridden in the Dolomites or in Tuscany. I have never scaled an Alp, nor ridden in Hawaii. A friend says South Africa is the most dramatic and beautiful place he has ridden. Another says ...

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A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

[We’re going to be posting some work that originally appeared elsewhere as I move my home and office from Southern California to Sonoma County. This story first appeared in a slightly different ...

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Friday Group Ride #265

Friday Group Ride #265

I am reluctant to write the Group Ride that is currently leaving my fingertips, because we’ve gone over and over and over topics of fairness and morality, via cycling’s long struggle ...

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Friday Group Ride #263

Friday Group Ride #263

5:45 is really 5:15 if you’re going to drink a cup of coffee and sip it blearily on the couch before pulling up  your bib straps and tip-toeing down the basement stairs to get your bike. ...

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Got Talent?

Got Talent?

To be good at something is to know satisfaction and reward. Going back tens of thousands of years our brains have been hard-wired to give us a little kick of excitement when we achieve a goal. ...

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Post Flat Stress Syndrome

Post Flat Stress Syndrome

I am living a pneumatic nightmare. Four flats in two weeks on three different wheels. I can’t tell whether I have simply forgotten how to handle a bike, or there is some convergence of ...

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Ride With Friends: Chapter 2

Ride With Friends: Chapter 2

Part 1—Dirt Therapy In northern Utah, poor snow conditions in January shift my cyclist brain to thoughts of desert migration. A quick check of the forecast and MTBs are loaded in the truck for ...

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Friday Group Ride #260

Friday Group Ride #260

Is there any such thing as a calculated risk? In other words, ok, you’ve done the calculation in as much as risk submits itself to math (are all of the factors ever factored?), and ...

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