Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bike Doesn’t Scare Me

Update to my most recent post: After I leveled my saddle, Ben and I did 25 miles of 100 foot/mile cycling today on a mix of trails, dirt, and pavement. Ben challenged me into riding reasonably hard, and we had … Continue reading

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I’m Afraid of my Bike

Last Thursday’s Dirty Thirty ran long. I did 46 miles, probably the longest ride I’ve done in a year. Sometime after the halfway point my back knotted up. On the final hills, every pedal stroke brought with it a corresponding … Continue reading

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Why?

Last Thursday I went all in and cleaned a particularly gnarly climb for the first time. Shortly after that I found myself, lactic acid searing my quads, hammering three abreast across a long, empty, ridge top in the clear evening … Continue reading

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Cleaning Paddy’s Hollow

“It’s not often we get to accomplish something new,” Jeff said, “especially as we grow older.” It was dark now, and we were riding by headlight and talking about why we cycle as we ascended Wykham Road, the climb after … Continue reading

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Riding with Glinda

Cycling is a simple equation: Success = fitness/physics, or S=F/P Except it isn’t. I won’t bog down in discussing the value of S or the corollary idea that “Any nice bike ride is a success.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let’s stipulate … Continue reading

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