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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 #442

Friday Group Ride #442

“I’m sending you this because I know you’re a serious biker,” the email started. It is one in a whole sub-genre of my personal communications that begins more or less this ...

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The Perfect Sport

The Perfect Sport

In the late 1990s I lived for a period in Brentwood—not the Bay Area City, but rather the toney neighborhood at the edge of Santa Monica. I’d join the group rides that would roll out from ...

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Thanksgiving IX

Thanksgiving IX

At root, each time I write one of these Thanksgiving posts, there’s an underlying theme of cycling. That melody returns with the same incessant drive of my kids calling their mother—mommy, ...

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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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Proximity

Proximity

A jerk of shoulders, a pinch of brakes and a fresh sense of wind down your back—disaster averted yet again. Why do we ride so tight? But then, there’s no need to ask. From physics to ...

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