Monthly Archives: November 2019

I Never Thought I’d Do It

Zwift, that is, with a smart trainer. Ever the Luddite, I’ve looked down on smart trainers. This is despite the fact that Zwifting friends have burst lean and mean into the fresh light of spring to leave me gasping in … Continue reading

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…and Not to Yield

Last I wrote, I wrote of mountain biking as a way of giving death the finger. Apparently, physical effort as a reaction to aging isn’t unique to our age. It’s been going on a long time, according to Tennyson, at … Continue reading

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Impulse Control

Most serious crashes I’ve had were the result of an impulse that took me outside of my skills. This recent one, the one that tore my ACL and will keep me off the bike for half a year; the one … Continue reading

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A Week Past Surgery

I have a new ACL and an expensive new knee brace. The ACL is from a cadaver, a fact that drives home the value of checking the organ-donor box on one’s driver’s license. I started PT Monday and had a … Continue reading

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