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Paceline Podcast 112

Paceline Podcast 112

Hottie took off with Mrs. Hottie for a bike-packing trip. Only they didn’t camp out and sleep in sleeping bags. They stayed in a hotel. He thinks Mrs. Hottie brought too much stuff. But ...

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Pattern

Pattern

The alabaster rock stuck up at the left of the trail, effective bookending the singletrack. In dozens of previous descents of the path I’d never taken note of it as anything other than ...

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Delight

Delight

As his not-so-tininess The Deuce exited the turn I could see his eyes widen and mouth pull taught in an O of amazement. His expression said it all—Holy cow, I pulled it off! U-turns had been his ...

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That Day

That Day

I still think about that day. I get to use such an inspecific term as “that” to refer to the day that I nearly killed myself because it has taken on that kind of significance in my ...

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The Whelm

The Whelm

Back in the early 1990s I played a computer game based around the F/A-18 Hornet. I think they call those first-person flyers, as opposed to first-person shooters, but trust me, there was plenty ...

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Life

Life

What is it we search for when we ride a bike? By the time someone has decided that cycling is for them, is a church befitting their meditations, their prayers, they’ve been devoted to the ...

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Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

For Part I, click here.   Dawn came far earlier than I expected, or could deal with. My tent began to glow green with the first rays of light and my response was to roll onto my side and ...

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Friday Group Ride #260

Friday Group Ride #260

Is there any such thing as a calculated risk? In other words, ok, you’ve done the calculation in as much as risk submits itself to math (are all of the factors ever factored?), and ...

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The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

In 2007 writer Steven Kotler published a book about surfing called West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief. It was an unusual tale the way the Wizard of Oz is an unusual tale. ...

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The Return of Mr. Mojo

The Return of Mr. Mojo

Days after my crash in October of 2012, I wrote that I’d be back on Tuna Canyon, the site of my crash, in weeks. Every now and then a writer writes something that is impossibly incorrect ...

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