Monthly Archives: January 2020

Friday Group Ride #486

Friday Group Ride #486

Your butt does not look like my butt. I’m not going to describe mine (it’s real nice), because really, there’s no margin in that. The fact is, whatever the vagaries of shape, ...

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Friday Group Ride #485

Friday Group Ride #485

When I was a kid, one of my favorite cartoons, at least, for as long as it ran in 1972, was Sealab 2020. I was a futuristic view of our world, optimistic as only the 1970s could be. It was a ...

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Paceline Podcast 184

Paceline Podcast 184

This week Selene takes on a listener question regarding some of the online training challenges that cause competitors to go into zone 5 with each installment. Is that a bad thing? How does it ...

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The Work

The Work

Spring mornings in coastal Los Angeles are often overcast, the air saturated with a blue light that keeps what’s close sharp, while allowing the distance to fade as in the edges of a dream. ...

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Friday Group Ride #484

Friday Group Ride #484

Maybe it’s that I lack in imagination or ambition or both. I get emails from cyclists all the time talking about the amazing rides they’ve done or the ones they want to do. Lots of ...

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Paceline Podcast 183

Paceline Podcast 183

It’s a new year, and hopefully not a new you. You’re fine. But what do you want to change from years past and how should you think about it? Selene takes on that question, suggesting ...

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Friday Group Ride #483

Friday Group Ride #483

It was a simpler time, one crank option, 53-39 rings, what was known as “standard,” although it isn’t anymore. Coupled with a narrow range cassette, you earned all your vertical ...

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A Truly Happy New Year

A Truly Happy New Year

When I think about how I entered 2019—depressed, anxious, confused—I can scarcely believe how I ended the year. If someone had asked me where I thought I’d be at the end of the year, the ...

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