Posts by Category: Travel

Riding New York City

Riding New York City

When I travel, my favorite way to explore the place I’m visiting is by bike. Yes, that opening statement is obvious to the point of absurdity. At a site devoted to cycling, saying you like ...

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The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

Long before I moved to California, it stood as a mythic destination for me. My first attraction to California arose out of skateboarding in the 1970s. Dogtown, a locale hidden somewhere within ...

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Levi’s GranFondo, ’14

Levi’s GranFondo, ’14

I took up cycling so that I could go places, see things. Even without having thought through my urge, I had an instinctive understanding that seeing the world from the saddle of the bike was a ...

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Friday Group Ride #231

Friday Group Ride #231

Scenario 1 – You are independently wealthy. It’s not family money, and it’s not lottery cash. You earned it. One of your brilliant ideas panned out, and the proceeds have ...

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That Dirt Road Thingy

That Dirt Road Thingy

I used to live in Western Massachusetts. I can assert that it is some of the best riding in the entire country. Here’s why: Massachusetts was one of the first areas in North America settled ...

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Great Towns: Eugene, Oregon

Great Towns: Eugene, Oregon

One of my favorite features to living a life in which the bike plays a dominant role is the way that simple device takes me to new places. Were it not for the bike, I’d probably never have ...

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The Oregon Gran Fondo

The Oregon Gran Fondo

Every now and then a good idea gets washed out. The New Romantic movement of New Wave music in the ’80s started off great and then went post-apocalyptic Road Warrior-style. Everyone started ...

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Portlandia: a Biker Town

Portlandia: a Biker Town

Portland, Oregon. Say it again, go on. Portland. Oregon. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Feels healthy to even utter the words, right? Do you feel more organic? Want to go get (another) tattoo? ...

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