Tag Archives: suffering

FGR #28 Wrap

The eternal pair: Jens and the rivet What has the bike taught you? What is it that keeps you going when you’re on the rivet, in the red, on the limit? The bicycle can be a difference ...

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Friday Group Ride #28

Sometimes, when I feel weak, when my muscles hurt, when the sweat is stinging my eyes, I stop and ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” It is, I think, a fairly common-sensical question. ...

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FGR #18 Wrap

One of two things is true. Either the heavy hitters of the Ardennes portion of the season have completely failed to grasp Philipe Gilbert's best trick, springing an early break on the would-be ...

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Friday Group Ride #18

Stop! Do you hear that? That tense silence between the Flanders and Ardennes Classics? It's like that frozen moment where everyone on the group ride looks up, sees the town line sign, and does ...

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The Toll

It is all too easy to do what I did in the fall, to romanticize the suffering, to play hard man, to write a check my ass would have to cash later, in the saddle. It's an entirely different ...

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