Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Bike Rides and Home-Grown Tomato Party

So, yeah, it’s hard to avoid politics these days what with Trump in the White House and half the women I know marching in protest. The 2016 election was awful, presenting us with two self-serving and corrupt candidates who represent flip sides … Continue reading

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Pretty Good for January

In the opening of the movie North Dallas 40, Nick Nolte’s character, a pro football player, wakes up the day after a game with the memory of every hit he took rolling through his head. He then addresses the day with … Continue reading

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Warm and Wet Type 2 Fun

When wunderground.com says that the morning temperature will be in the high 40s, and it’s January in New England, there’s no choice but to bike to work that day. Even if it might rain. Consequently, I got out of bed … Continue reading

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It Was a Little Chilly

Last Thursday’s Dirty Thirty wasn’t thirty. Riding the 4 miles to meet at the Market and the 4 miles home, I did just over 28 miles. The temperature wasn’t 30, either. My Garmin read 22F when I got home. On … Continue reading

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All I Was Doing

This morning’s half-sleep dream was vivid. In a hemlock-dappled winter afternoon, Chris’s wheel was 20 feet up the trail from me and he’d just cleared a rock garden that had always stopped me. This time I nailed the pedal stroke … Continue reading

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Old Year/New Year

2016 changed my cycling. It changed how I ride, and who I ride with. For Christmas 2015, I received a copy of Joe Friel’s book, Fast After Fifty. I’ve never been fast, and racing doesn’t really appeal, but neither do I … Continue reading

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