Posts by Category: Mind

Ride With Friends: Chapter 3

Ride With Friends: Chapter 3

  My feelings about work travel are equivocal. On one hand I get to travel to locations that are cycling legend. I spend my visits discussing bikes and those who love them, digging into the ...

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Place

Place

The bicycle is amazing for as many reasons as we have fingers. There’s the fact that when we’re young, it multiplies our effort into a version of our own energy, perfected. ...

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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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