Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

Friday Group Ride #455

Friday Group Ride #455

I was blessed to grow up in the ’70s, when the ten speed and BMX ruled the neighborhood and there wasn’t so much television to distract you from going outside to rage up and down the ...

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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 #453

Friday Group Ride #453

I’m there, trailside, down on my haunches, trying to peel sweaty gloves off my hands. There’s a thin stream of latex spraying at me, telling me I maybe shouldn’t have pulled ...

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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 #451

Friday Group Ride #451

I’ve ridden some bikes that didn’t fit me. I suppose that started with my first bike, which had been my brother’s. Kids bikes are needs must though, right? This pattern repeated ...

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Friday Group Ride #450

Friday Group Ride #450

You have to be careful what you wish for. I remember going to Disneyland when I was about 12. This is something I had dreamed of as a younger child. The lines were long. The rides were short. And ...

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Friday Group Ride #449

Friday Group Ride #449

I was running before I knew what had happened. I don’t even really remember why I started running, probably the press of time and some vague memory of high school cross country meets. The ...

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Friday Group Ride #448

Friday Group Ride #448

I’ll start with two questions, neither of which are this week’s actual question. The first is, have you ever seen someone at the grocery, shopping, pushing a car, wearing a bike ...

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Friday Group Ride #447

Friday Group Ride #447

Four-hundred and forty seven is not an auspicious number. Literally zero numerologists are busy breaking it down and assigning its digits celestial significance. It’s not prime, and ...

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Friday Group Ride #446

Friday Group Ride #446

It would be very difficult for me to do anything on a bicycle that would impress you. There are a few reasons for that. First, I’m not “talented,” i.e. I was not blessed with a ...

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