Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

Friday Group Ride #489

Friday Group Ride #489

First, thanks to everyone for bearing with me through last week’s FGR. I’m living through heavy times. I appreciate your support. And now on with the show… When I was 39, I had ...

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Friday Group Ride #488

Friday Group Ride #488

George has cancer. He smoked too much, and many of his other habits weren’t conducive to good health. The doctor’s don’t say, “You have cancer because you smoked too ...

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Friday Group Ride #487

Friday Group Ride #487

When I’m getting dressed, I’m sure I’m forgetting something. It doesn’t seem to matter that I’ve dressed to ride thousands of times before. I’ll catch myself ...

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Friday Group Ride #486

Friday Group Ride #486

Your butt does not look like my butt. I’m not going to describe mine (it’s real nice), because really, there’s no margin in that. The fact is, whatever the vagaries of shape, ...

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Friday Group Ride #484

Friday Group Ride #484

Maybe it’s that I lack in imagination or ambition or both. I get emails from cyclists all the time talking about the amazing rides they’ve done or the ones they want to do. Lots of ...

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Friday Group Ride #483

Friday Group Ride #483

It was a simpler time, one crank option, 53-39 rings, what was known as “standard,” although it isn’t anymore. Coupled with a narrow range cassette, you earned all your vertical ...

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Friday Group Ride #482

Friday Group Ride #482

It’s an odd cycling year for me in that I didn’t do any event rides at all. I’m not a big racer or gravel grinder or randonneur, but I typically do two or three things in a ...

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Friday Group Ride #481

Friday Group Ride #481

I am really no longer the Robot, but changing a silly pen name a decade later seems like more trouble than its worth. The initial idea, the joke that birthed my by-line, came from riding through ...

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Friday Group Ride #480

Friday Group Ride #480

I’ve never designed a bike from the ground up, but I’ve been lucky to work with a few people who have and being around them and understanding the real-world challenges they face has ...

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Friday Group Ride #479

Friday Group Ride #479

I couldn’t ride 100 miles right now. I am not bike fit. I just don’t have the miles in my legs, and here at the front end of winter, an icy crust on the front yard, piles growing at ...

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