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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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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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The Paceline Podcast 177

The Paceline Podcast 177

With the end of the season here (except for everyone racing cyclocross), Selene has taken a step back to think about what she did this year, what she achieved this year and what she wants to do ...

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Initiation: a Catalog of Firsts

Initiation: a Catalog of Firsts

My first flat tire came on my first ride on my first bike-shop-quality road bike. It was an initiation in the classic sense. I don’t believe that the universe sends messages, but if it did, ...

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For Veterans’ Day

For Veterans’ Day

“I study war so that my children may study peace and my grandchildren may study poetry.” —John Adams It was on a cool March morning nearly 20 years ago that I rolled into the visitors’ center of ...

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