Monthly Archives: August 2019

Friday Group Ride #467

Friday Group Ride #467

It’s coffee, but also beer. It’s rider’s of every shape packed into lycra. It’s a grease tattoo on a calf, a dumb, small hat that no one else wears, and Euro pros ...

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Paceline Podcast 169

Paceline Podcast 169

This week Selene takes on the subject of finding a coach specifically for mountain biking. What should you look for? Coaches aren’t all the same and it’s important to find the right ...

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The Clearing

The Clearing

Because I’m a cyclist, I’ve had my share of animal encounters. I’ve been chased by enough dogs to fill a pound. I’ve been stung by enough bees—not all on the same ride—to send a good-sized deer ...

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Centering

Centering

Three days into a three-week tour I had my first moment of reckoning. I was on a Western Montana highway with mountains to my right and little other than blacktop before me. This was my first big ...

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Friday Group Ride #466

Friday Group Ride #466

Where have all the gear inches gone? They seem to be floating around the bike mysteriously, rearranging themselves. And as a follow on question, is the front derailleur becoming vestigial? You ...

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The Paceline Podcast 168

The Paceline Podcast 168

Selene takes on a reader question regarding fasted riding for women riders because her previous advice didn’t entirely jive with the advice of another expert on training for women, and ...

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Wine and Sweat

Wine and Sweat

Balance. That’s what I tell myself when I think about how it was bike racing in France that inspired me to pursue cycling the way I had devoted myself to playing music, only to have that ...

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In the House of the Pope

In the House of the Pope

There are those roads that convince you you’re better than you are. We were riding in the Hautes Alpes east of Mont Ventoux, a region that balanced gracefully between alpine and Provençal, when ...

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