Posts by Category: Race

Silly Fun

Silly Fun

The bike industry’s annual spring trade show just ended. The Sea Otter Classic may have started as a celebration of bike racing, but it’s a good deal more than that now. The racing ...

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Friday Group Ride #305

Friday Group Ride #305

On Sunday, the men of the pro peloton will be racing over the cobbles of Flanders, hoping not to crash or flat. With both Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen closing on retirement (though still ...

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The Elephant Not in the Room

The Elephant Not in the Room

The cycling world is reeling from the news of Antoine Demoitié’s death at Ghent-Wevelghem. Demoitié, of the Belgian Pro Continental team Wanty-Gobert, was involved in a crash with three ...

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Mindset

Mindset

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not ...

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Survival

Survival

Drug addicts are remarkable people. Not my favorite, but interesting from the standpoint of resourcefulness. As the conditions of their lives deteriorate, they continually find fresh methods for ...

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Salvaging the Day

Salvaging the Day

We had made big plans, big goals—100 miles of dirt and road split 50/50, with 10,000 feet of climbing. Lofty stuff. We had our bikes ready, our minds prepared, our pockets packed and our ...

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Time Warp—Old Cazadero

Time Warp—Old Cazadero

When Amity began to float away from me, I told myself that her balloon-like act was the natural order of the world, the way things are supposed to work. It was also my just desserts for telling ...

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Friday Group Ride #294

Friday Group Ride #294

I miss pro cycling. I do. I miss milling through piles of magazines, reading badly translated interviews, and reloading pirate internet race feeds in order to follow it. And while it’s true ...

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Grinduro!

Grinduro!

I was standing on top of Grizzly Ridge, waiting for some sort of internal cue to materialize when one of the race volunteers told the rider next to me, “You’re going to roll into the ...

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A New Mythology

A New Mythology

There is no longer room in the Western world, the developed part of it, for stories to grown and breathe without the Internet and the tight stranglehold of journalists, amateur and professional ...

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