Tag Archives: Friday Group Ride

Friday Group Ride #204

Friday Group Ride #204

I don’t know why I read books, paper and ink bound together rather than agglomerations of dots on glowing rectangles. My mother made me love them as objects, and set the example of reading ...

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Friday Group Ride #203

Friday Group Ride #203

I was on the phone with some folks at a bike shop today, and they asked what I thought would happen with disc brakes for road bikes. This happens to be a sore subject for me, and not because I ...

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Friday Group Ride #202

Friday Group Ride #202

When you tell a story over and over, fine details tend to fall out of the telling. It becomes shortened, efficient, boiled to its main points. Here is an example of just such a story: I learned ...

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Friday Group Ride #201

I am 42-years-old. I work full-time (and then a bit more). I am married, have two boys, 6 and 8, and a dog who likes to be walked. I own a home. And I like to ride bikes. My life is good, really ...

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Friday Group Ride #200

I would marvel at the fact that this is the 200th Group Ride. I mean that’s a lot of questions, but my kids probably ask that many before lunch most days, so perhaps we’ve only just ...

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Friday Group Ride #199

It is no secret that 2013 was a tough year here at RKP. From the post-percussions of Padraig’s crash to the somewhat dramatic Entrance of the Deuce, it was a year in which we never quite ...

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Friday Group Ride #198

I’d like to get my mother a bike this year. The snow on the ground and the smallness of my parents’ condominium make it an impractical Christmas gift, but maybe in the spring. She is ...

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Friday Group Ride #197

The term he used was “expectation differential.” I was speaking with a custom bike builder about how people react to his bikes, TIG-welded, steel creations, beautifully painted, and ...

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Friday Group Ride #196

When you just stand there in the basement or garage admiring your bike as it hangs clean and tuned in the stand. When you hammer over the top and drop down the cassette and hit the front side of ...

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Friday Group Ride #195

I love sports. If you give me a choice between watching a sitcom on TV and watching a sporting event, I will choose the sport every time. If you ask me to choose between going to a play or going ...

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