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Friday Group Ride #473

Friday Group Ride #473

Words get stuck in my head. I am not sure how or why this happens. For example, I might read the word ‘sacerdotal’ in a book, and then for three or four days it echoes in my mind. ...

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Friday Group Ride #472

Friday Group Ride #472

I could tell something was wrong, just from the way he was walking. I’d just come home. He’d greeted me out front, riding small tight circles on his bike. I walked up the stairs and ...

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Check Your Shoulder

Check Your Shoulder

I coach youth soccer. If your eyes just glazed over in insta-boredom I understand, but bear with me a sec. One of the things we work on with the kids is spacial awareness, knowing where they are ...

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Friday Group Ride #471

Friday Group Ride #471

A guy asked me, what is going on in the bike industry? What do you see in the immediate future? I liked this guy. He seemed like he wanted the answer. He seemed like he thought I had an answer. ...

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Friday Group Ride #470

Friday Group Ride #470

My older son came down this morning, nearly ready for school, and complained that his biceps were sore. He’d spent nearly an hour last night working on his wheelies (with little progress). ...

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Friday Group Ride #469

Friday Group Ride #469

They say that form is fleeting by class is permanent. Similarly, fashion comes and goes, but style is permanent. Or maybe fashion is what you where, but style is how you wear it. Sometimes you ...

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Friday Group Ride #468

Friday Group Ride #468

I was asked to speak at a transportation conference. As you can imagine, this was a source of mirth for many of my friends, but I went anyway, and I stood in front of a room of about 150 people ...

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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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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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Friday Group Ride #465

Friday Group Ride #465

What is the feeling? Two lights blazing onto the packed sand, trees zipping past, close enough to touch, every bump throwing shadows off into the scrub, and two riders behind me, surging into ...

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