Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

Friday Group Ride #283

Friday Group Ride #283

I buy a lot of bike stuff, and I get given a lot of bike stuff. As a result, the amount of stuff at my disposal is ample, and yet somehow always not quite right, which requires the acquisition of ...

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Friday Group Ride #282

Friday Group Ride #282

My wife sent me a TED Talk to watch. I watched the first 5 or 6 minutes and then shut it off. I hate TED Talks. They are, in my mind, the pseudo-intellectual equivalent of fringe-web click bait. ...

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Friday Group Ride #279

Friday Group Ride #279

I didn’t want to climb off, but I did. It was clearly not a hero kind of day, the sort where you can push out into the red, back off a little, find your rhythm and rise to the challenge in ...

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Friday Group Ride #276

Friday Group Ride #276

I think it’s a common mistake of perception to assume the changes going on in your head are actually changes happening in the world. Here’s an example. I don’t perceive a ...

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Friday Group Ride #275

Friday Group Ride #275

I was riding side-by-side with Mike (his real name) and I asked, “Do you follow women’s racing at all?” The Giro Donne was on at the time, and I had been following along ...

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Friday Group Ride #270

Friday Group Ride #270

We are bad people. Listen. The town I live in hosts a long section of a very popular bike path. Even those who eschew the path, ride the main thoroughfare as a means of getting to the green and ...

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Friday Group Ride #268

Friday Group Ride #268

Yesterday we road the Western Greenway from Stonehurst to the washed out road behind the grocery store in Belmont, looping and circling as we went, climbing to the water tower and plunging down ...

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Friday Group Ride #267

Friday Group Ride #267

I’ve worked this theme before, but a new bike build has me contemplating it again. My mountain bike has been a single-speed 650b rig for the last few years, and what I discovered is that, ...

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Friday Group Ride #266

Friday Group Ride #266

I have not ridden in the Dolomites or in Tuscany. I have never scaled an Alp, nor ridden in Hawaii. A friend says South Africa is the most dramatic and beautiful place he has ridden. Another says ...

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Friday Group Ride #265

Friday Group Ride #265

I am reluctant to write the Group Ride that is currently leaving my fingertips, because we’ve gone over and over and over topics of fairness and morality, via cycling’s long struggle ...

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