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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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Friday Group Ride #397

Friday Group Ride #397

If all of life, whether consciously or not, is a search for meaning, then each ride, consciously or not, is a search for meaning. We have fun here. We talk about frivolous things like shoes or ...

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Friday Group Ride #380

Friday Group Ride #380

It was hot in New England this last week. September has been more like June, and for me, that means I’m riding one of two drop bar bikes I own. One is a straight ahead road bike with 25mm ...

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Friday Group Ride #376

Friday Group Ride #376

I’ve got an organizer near my front door with two bins of cycling shoes, one for road shoes, the other for mountain shoes. For reasons of professional obligation having to do with review ...

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Kid-Sized Pro

Kid-Sized Pro

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t buy me my own football helmet. I wanted a cool helmet with all sorts of extra face-maskery. I didn’t understand ...

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