Monthly Archives: July 2019

Three Balls

Three Balls

In her novel The Lizard’s Tail, the Argentine magical realist Luisa Valenzuela gives her protagonist Lopez Rega three testes. It’s a metaphoric symbol of his virility woven into a ...

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Vulnerable

Vulnerable

I couldn’t tell you much about the race. We traced lap upon lap around a city block, uphill past the school and the staging holding the announcer and the officials. The rise was gentle, ...

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Paceline Podcast 165

Paceline Podcast 165

Selene is about to ride clear across Pennsylvania in the PPRAC: The Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer. This is the 18th edition of the ride and Selene, along with her husband Dave, have ...

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The Land

The Land

For those of us who grew up in a flat place, learning to ride a bike meant developing a relationship with a machine. It was the device and us. Turns were just the way you looped from one street ...

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Friday Group Ride #462

Friday Group Ride #462

I know we’ve talked about this before, but after 461 Friday Group Rides you’re bound to wonder some of the same stuff over again, and anyway I need some new shoes. There was a time, ...

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The Paceline Podcast 164

The Paceline Podcast 164

This week Selene takes on coaching and the difference in interacting with an actual human coach vs. an AI one like with VeloPro, which Patrick just reviewed this week. It turns out, Selene does ...

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