Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #242

Friday Group Ride #242

Can we all just agree that motivation is priceless? I have been riding bikes my whole life, and the motivation to ride hard or far or even just continuously has sometimes been stronger than ...

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The Corrections

The Corrections

When writing a first draft, I use commas the way some people mumble ‘uh’ when speaking. I type a comma every time I come to the end of a thought. This may or may not signal the ...

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The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part I

The RKP Holiday Wish List, Part I

It’s the time of year where we tend to give gifts. Without getting into religious significance, capitalism gone rail-less or any other postmodern political consideration, we can probably ...

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

I’ve been living in Southern California so long that the arc to my weekend days is as predictable as a Christmas movie. Living in a place as warm as this, it’s possible to ride first ...

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Impressionism

Impressionism

“I’m not faster. I can just hurt more than you can,” she said, the former pro, dropping me on the last climb, my mind warping against the task of making my muscles do what they ...

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Friday Group Ride #237

Friday Group Ride #237

When I damaged my hand over the summer and had to go to the emergency room, the admitting nurse asked me, “Do you feel safe at home?” which is a coded way of asking whether I might ...

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A Minor Character

A Minor Character

Sometimes I have trouble locating the bike in the story, although it is there in plain view, bright blue with knobby tires, or party balloon red on razor thin rubber strips. The bike is there, ...

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Why We Ride: Readings

Why We Ride: Readings

I’m going to be on the road some in the coming weeks to promote my book “Why We Ride.” Before I say anything about where I’ll be coming up, I want to thank everyone who ...

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The Straw, the Camel

The Straw, the Camel

The amount of time I’ve devoted to Rumorgate—the Bikerumor plagiarism flap—in the last two weeks is a travesty. Had Bikerumor’s Tyler Benedict simply done what everyone else does in ...

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A Love Letter to Interbike

A Love Letter to Interbike

Some people give business cards at the show. Gregg Bagni gives out cookies. Editor’s note: Gregg Bagni is the director of White Road Investments and the principal behind Alien Truth ...

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