Tag Archives: crash

Gratitude

Gratitude

As I slid, my face but inches from the ground, I had but one thought, and it repeated like a klaxon warning of impending doom. Please not my face, please not my face, please not my face, please ...

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Just One Moment #3

Just One Moment #3

I looked down at my plate. A grilled chicken leg, some couscous, and two pieces of raw celery. The celery wasn’t meant to be there. It was supposed to be corn, but I was on my way to the ...

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Just One Moment #2

Just One Moment #2

I know how turtles feel, suddenly staring at the sky, legs akimbo, the sense of vulnerability and impending calamity turning quickly to panic. I lay in the road, pain in my shoulder and lower ...

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The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime

Crime fiction is a pretty fascinating fiction genre. Whether we’re talking detective mysteries and second-guessing the author into whodunnit or following a criminal covering their tracks ...

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The New Year

Three hundred sixty-six days ago I made a miscalculation. Simply put, I went too fast through a corner. I could tell you how I thought the adhesive quality of my bike’s rear tire given the ...

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Montebelluna by Bill Cass

Bill Cass is the artist behind our fantastic Eddy T-shirt and as I noted in my description, Cass was a frequent contributor to Bicycle Guide. Last night, during a stroll through Facebook, this ...

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Technical Difficulties

I went down yesterday. It was bad. After 13 years with no deck time, my number got called, and in a big way. I’ll be okay. My mouth took the worst of it; if I’m lucky, I’ll end ...

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The Flinch

I’ve got friends who crash so often it’s a casual occurrence to them. Two of them in particular seem so okay with it that the lost skin, destroyed bikes and even loss of control don’t seem bother ...

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By Accident

    Some of the aftermath. This is how I got hit. It was raining. She came by me on the left, slowly. She signaled. I thought, “Oh, Christ! You’re going to let me get by ...

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