Posts by Category: Mind

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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Friday Group Ride #482

Friday Group Ride #482

It’s an odd cycling year for me in that I didn’t do any event rides at all. I’m not a big racer or gravel grinder or randonneur, but I typically do two or three things in a ...

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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 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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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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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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Friday Group Ride #476

Friday Group Ride #476

I am not the Velo Pied Piper, not really, although people do come to my house occasionally, with flat tires or questions or shiny new bikes to show off. I am, for some people, the bike guy, but I ...

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