Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanksgiving XI

Thanksgiving XI

When I started writing Thanksgiving posts more than ten years ago, I didn’t expect that they would become a nearly annual tradition. The annual-ness of traditions aside, I didn’t do ...

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The Paceline Podcast 179

The Paceline Podcast 179

This week Selene and Patrick talk Thanksgiving. The talk turns from turkeys to the real occasion of the holiday, what we are grateful for and they run down some of the things for which they are ...

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Trades

Trades

I was still young enough and undisciplined enough when I took up cycling that self-restraint was something I reserved for schoolwork, jobs and dates. Those were the settings in which consequences ...

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The Choice

The Choice

One of the questions a professional athlete receives regularly is why they work with a particular coach. Why this one and not that? Why distant and not local? Why a different gender? Why the same ...

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Friday Group Ride #478

Friday Group Ride #478

I have been athletic my whole life, other than a brief spell in and around college, when I was actively killing myself with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. What can I tell you? It seemed to make ...

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The Paceline Podcast 178

The Paceline Podcast 178

The end of the season is a great time to reboot the system. No, we’re not talking your computer. Selene considers just what downtime should be at the end of the season and just what we are ...

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In Search of America

In Search of America

  “I’ve gone to look for America” —Paul Simon   I didn’t need the odometer to tick over 20 miles to figure out that my map was wrong. I was looking up the road and judging from the fact ...

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Bike Work

Bike Work

I began working in bike shops in the 1980s when index shifting was still relatively new and the integrated control lever was at best a technical drawing. Sealed bearings were uncommon and to this ...

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Friday Group Ride #477

Friday Group Ride #477

I’m a bad night dreamer. Bizarre anxiety comedies play out from my subconscious. Some outright nightmares too. Any time a dream looks like it might be headed in a vaguely good direction, my ...

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