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Friday Group Ride #464

Friday Group Ride #464

I stood under our tent at the corner of the field and watched him handcrank his way up the muddy turf to his own tent. The bike was a fat-wheeled four wheeler, and the “pedaling” ...

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Friday Group Ride #454

Friday Group Ride #454

Like you, I have been fortunate to own more bikes than I needed, more bikes than I reasonably ought, and more bikes than a sane person might want to pay for in two lifetimes. That’s ok. I ...

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Friday Group Ride #452

Friday Group Ride #452

People find their own stress, by which I mean, what one person finds stressful, given their specific context, another person might call a luxury. It is very difficult to escape your own context. ...

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Friday Group Ride #445

Friday Group Ride #445

Let’s consider, for a moment, Peter Sagan. He’s fast. We know that. He’s brash and smart, at least in the way he races bikes. He can sprint, and he loves a punchy climb. He is, ...

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A Year Later

A Year Later

A year ago last night a fire broke out near Tubbs Lane on the outskirts of Calistoga, Calif. Earlier in the day I’d been driving back from Quincy and Giro’s Grinduro. Entering Yuba ...

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Friday Group Ride 421

Friday Group Ride 421

I used to go to this ice cream place near my home in Memphis where half the staff made amazing milkshakes and the other half could not. This latter detail never stood between me and my desire to ...

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Connecting

Connecting

Earlier this summer, I stood under the sweltering Tulsa sun, bathed in a mixture of salty sweat and stale beer and the dampness of the Oklahoma air. My shirt was clinging to my body, and I could ...

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Friday Group Ride #410

Friday Group Ride #410

I lay in bed listening, the windows open, a fan cycling on and off. Blue jays screeched in their awful, nasally way, and starlings clicked and sputtered. The high, clear notes of a cardinal came ...

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