Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #377

Friday Group Ride #377

We set ourselves up for disappointment when we idolize sports figures, and if not disappointment, then certainly uncertainty, history bearing out so many tales of villainy, even when an ...

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Just One Moment #6

Just One Moment #6

All the energy flows upward, eyes to the horizon, shoulders above bars, swaying, hips ahead of saddle, surging from the pedals. The road tilts up here, moderately at first, then more ...

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Friday Group Ride #375

Friday Group Ride #375

20 years ago, I could ride into the city and see 2-3 other cyclists along the way. Cars honked. Drivers swore at me. Half the time, easily, I called that behavior down on myself, but equally, ...

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Natural Acts

Natural Acts

I’m writing just to give you a little heads up that we will be taking a short break from publishing while I drive up to Oregon with my boys to view the eclipse. As a young boy I was ...

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Friday Group Ride #373

Friday Group Ride #373

I don’t even want 5%. I’m going to make someone out there a ka-billionaire (a ka-billion is the billionaire equivalent in Kazakhstani tenge), and I don’t want a single tenge in ...

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The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Back in May I visited Bentonville, Arkansas, following my trip to Little Rock to check out Allied Cycle Works. I figured if I was going to be in Arkansas I owed it to myself to go check out the ...

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Rapha Sells

Rapha Sells

If you follow the merger and acquisition side of the bike biz then you’ve probably been aware that the leviathan of cycling apparel, Rapha, has been courting buyers. It was previously ...

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Friday Group Ride #372

Friday Group Ride #372

My kids spend hours on YouTube. There is, as nearly as I can tell, a limitless supply of interesting things for them to see inside its highly-advertised glow. They have favorite vloggers. They ...

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Friday Group Ride #371

Friday Group Ride #371

C asked me how my ride was. I’d left work the night before, kitted and watered and hell bent on blowing off some steam. I went alone, as I often have to, simply based on when I can find ...

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