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The Bonk: A Portrait in 10 Scenes

The Bonk: A Portrait in 10 Scenes

1. Brain and bone, blood and bluff, we are at our core animals—we learn as we go. We learn more from our mistakes than our successes. Strike the inside pedal in a corner and you wind up on your ...

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Friday Group Ride #379

Friday Group Ride #379

I don’t believe I was actually bonking in the chip aisle of the grocery store last night, BUT it had been a long stretch since lunch. I’d come home to realize we were short on ...

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The End of the Ride

The End of the Ride

Years ago, shortly after I moved to New England, I got a piece of advice from a friend. He looked down at my bare legs and chuckled. I asked why he was laughing. I pointed out that it was pretty ...

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Friday Group Ride #232

Friday Group Ride #232

A friend of mine says, “A good life is the product of good decisions. Good decisions are the product of good experience, and good experience is the product of mistakes.” He says that ...

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Friday Group Ride #211

Friday Group Ride #211

I skipped dinner. I was working. It was not the best idea, but I rationalized that a juice and a coffee would get me by, and going to bed hungry would aid my early season death march back to ...

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Survival Mode

You are moving, but not without pain. Where is this pain coming from? Your back? Your legs? Your mind? You are ashen, gray. This would be apparent if there was a mirror handy, but there is ...

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Group Ride Math

When I tell you I have a graduate degree in English, I’m not so much stating a fact as a failing. An MFA in poetry suggests that the diplomate can string together a grammatically sensible ...

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