Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

Friday Group Ride #389

Friday Group Ride #389

The snow has not yet fallen (though we are told it is imminent), so I was surprised to hear from not one but two cyclist friends in the last two weeks that they had been riding in their ...

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Friday Group Ride #388

Friday Group Ride #388

A switch flipped, and now I’m a mountain biker. I have been a mountain biker before. During long stretches of the ’90s I was on a 26-inch, 80mm travel bike that I thought was just ...

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Friday Group Ride #387

Friday Group Ride #387

It’s not fun to drive around Boston. The road system is circuitous, indirect, and overloaded. The drivers are impatient, inattentive, and aggressive. I have spent the last few days ferrying ...

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Friday Group Ride #386

Friday Group Ride #386

I have never been to Annadel State Park. Never been to Santa Rosa or Sonoma County despite numerous invitations and the foreknowledge that all the types of riding, road, mixed, mountain, are ...

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Friday Group Ride #385

Friday Group Ride #385

Technology empowers. It multiplies our effort, and frees us from work. It improves our analytical capabilities and lengthens our memory. And, technologies converge. Calculators become computers. ...

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Friday Group Ride #384

Friday Group Ride #384

Of late, I have taken to hucking my bike off of curbs, riding it down stairs, and generally acting like my 12-year-old self. I’m having a lot of fun. I recall being that age, still living ...

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Friday Group Ride #383

Friday Group Ride #383

There are places I go reflexively. The water tower (above) is one of them. Less than half a mile from my house, it looms over the hill we live on, a hulking mass of stone that contains nearly 2 ...

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Friday Group Ride #381

Friday Group Ride #381

It was an odd place to ride to, this small college on Boston’s north shore, but I plotted a route that strung together unexpected urban bike paths, connecting roads that ribboned along ...

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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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Friday Group Ride #378

Friday Group Ride #378

I took it as a cautionary tale, delivered by text. My friend John is a recent convert to the church of two wheels and a hell of a strong rider. In very short order he has gone from hybrid-riding ...

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