Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

Friday Group Ride #300

Friday Group Ride #300

It was either luge or skeleton I was watching. I forget. Run after run, these guys would come down the ice track, bumping and chattering, the Swiss timing flashing away at the bottom of the ...

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Friday Group Ride #299

Friday Group Ride #299

A long time ago, we did a Group Ride on component allegiances. My idea back then was that components were like religions. Campy guys wouldn’t ride Shimano. Shimano guys thought Campy guys ...

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Friday Group Ride #298

Friday Group Ride #298

It was one of those weeks. A quick trip to Salt Lake City put me off the bike, and I woke this morning, back at home, to a driving snowstorm. I needed to ride though, so I pulled out the stuff. ...

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Friday Group Ride #297

Friday Group Ride #297

I was talking to Radio Freddy. He and I do some work together, but we also have long, rambling conversations about the bike business and how to be better at it. Freddy is something of a spiritual ...

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Friday Group Ride #295

Friday Group Ride #295

It was my first road trip for the new job. This is going back almost five years. We flew into SFO and rented a car, drove up over the Golden Gate and parked ourselves at one of the crappy little ...

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Friday Group Ride #293

Friday Group Ride #293

My wife says I’m impossible to buy for. She knows what I like bikes, but I’m very particular about the stuff I ride. We also have the challenge that, as someone who works in the ...

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Friday Group Ride #292

Friday Group Ride #292

I don’t always get what I need from the bike. I know that’s probably a little sacrilegious to say, but I’m not much for religion. The truth is that a lot of my riding is ...

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Friday Group Ride #290

Friday Group Ride #290

It’s a call I get too often. “Someone broke into my garage and stole all my bikes,” he said. Starting over. He’d lost a Madone of some stripe, a custom Davidson from way ...

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Friday Group Ride #289

Friday Group Ride #289

There this guy I see. We have opposite commutes, so as I’m flying down the hill, he’s grinding up. He’s a heavy-set guy, not fat, but barrel-chested and substantial. He’s ...

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Friday Group Ride #288

Friday Group Ride #288

To ride my best, I need to be both willing and able. Able is a function of physical condition and time. Like you, I have a lot of commitments to work and family that mean longer rides, anything ...

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