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Deep in the Umpqua, Part III

Deep in the Umpqua, Part III

My friends in Europe think the American notion of going on vacation only to eat and drink ourselves into oblivion is as wrong-headed as our idolatry of the handgun. I’ve heard from a number of ...

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Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

For Part I, click here.   Dawn came far earlier than I expected, or could deal with. My tent began to glow green with the first rays of light and my response was to roll onto my side and ...

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Deep in the Umpqua, Part I

Deep in the Umpqua, Part I

I came around a bend and eyed the chunk of granite at the bottom of the short hill. It was a steep drop followed by a quick transition with a choke point at the rock. And that rock was a doozy. ...

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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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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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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 #261

Friday Group Ride #261

I choose all kinds of bad ways to get home. Honestly, in a city crisscrossed with cart paths that call themselves roads, there aren’t really good ways. Anything that might reasonably be ...

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Eroica California

Eroica California

I have traction. I am keeping the front wheel down. Amazingly, I’m turning over a gear so monster I think of it as something I’d use for flat ground, not any sort of hill. And then it ...

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