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Friday Group Ride #517

Friday Group Ride #517

Here, in New England, where I live, there is a strange phenomenon of one road having two names. For example, you might be on Waltham Street in Lexington. It’s a major thoroughfare, and ...

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The Worst Bike

The Worst Bike

This post appeared originally at Dirt Soul Search. The worst bike is still a pretty great bike. The rental house had a shed full, and we pulled them out and gave them a once over. All old, no ...

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Friday Group Ride #516

Friday Group Ride #516

As Padraig has now let the cat out of the bag, I want to take a second to say a few things about the Friday Group Ride. First of all, the party never stops. The Group Ride will move over to The ...

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Friday Group Ride #515

Friday Group Ride #515

I’m not a fan of rules and conformity. I like my music loud, my comedy dirty, and my cycling free. So all the things I’m about to say are rules I keep for ME. You should disagree with ...

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Let the Record Show

Let the Record Show

This post originally appeared at Dirt Soul Search. Let the record show that at precisely 12:07pm today, my oldest son said to me, “Dad, will you go mountain biking with me?” A ripple ...

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Friday Group Ride #514

Friday Group Ride #514

When the pandemic was in its first days, before the wave had crested, I assumed it would destroy the bike business, reasoning that people would be shut out of local bike shops to an extent that ...

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Friday Group Ride #513

Friday Group Ride #513

I have a history of saying things before thinking them through. It’s a character flaw. Mostly I get away with it, because people will forgive run of the mill human stupidity, but ...

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Change

Change

We are here at home, my wife and I, the kids, and we are doing our best. Wait, no that’s not right. We are trying to figure out what is best, how best to organize our days, so that work ...

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Friday Group Ride #512

Friday Group Ride #512

I have this sneaking suspicion that Fausto Coppi designed all the Rapha cycling kit in his spare time in the ’50s, but never got to launch the line or take credit because he died of ...

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