Posts by Category: Travel

Friday Group Ride #484

Friday Group Ride #484

Maybe it’s that I lack in imagination or ambition or both. I get emails from cyclists all the time talking about the amazing rides they’ve done or the ones they want to do. Lots of ...

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In Search of America

In Search of America

  “I’ve gone to look for America” —Paul Simon   I didn’t need the odometer to tick over 20 miles to figure out that my map was wrong. I was looking up the road and judging from the fact ...

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Friday Group Ride #468

Friday Group Ride #468

I was asked to speak at a transportation conference. As you can imagine, this was a source of mirth for many of my friends, but I went anyway, and I stood in front of a room of about 150 people ...

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Touring Taiwan: the Formosa 900

Touring Taiwan: the Formosa 900

Even though I stood under a wooden patio, wind-driven rain pelted me from all directions. I looked out on the ocean and watched slate-gray waves pound the sand. The greenery wagged and twirled as ...

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Friday Group Ride #417

Friday Group Ride #417

I’m pretty transparent in what I do here, I think. The Group Ride is one part bicycle free-association, one part diatribe, a healthy dose of help-I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing, ...

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Friday Group Ride #400

Friday Group Ride #400

Last week we talked about how to get fit in a hurry, mainly because I found myself moved off of the waitlist for Rasputitsa and into the starting pack. I rode the trainer before work this ...

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Friday Group Ride #374

Friday Group Ride #374

I love where I live, both generally and specifically. New England, its twisting roadways, dense greenery, and historical charm, is a great place to ride a bike. And the little house I share with ...

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Friday Group Ride #335

Friday Group Ride #335

Soon I’ll be on the ferry with my too stuffed pack, looking for a place to stand out of the wind, my bike below deck with an array of hybrids and hoopties leaned against it. At the ferry ...

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