Refraction

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post and haven’t since. Things have happened in the time in between, but I haven’t felt compelled to document them. Nor have I been inspired to retell older stories from my past … Continue reading

A nine month reprieve

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I suppose this title could serve for the upcoming birth of our first in May, but in this case it doesn’t. Besides, I don’t plan on taking nine months off of racing. Maybe six. No, this title is about the … Continue reading

I miss the winters of my childhood

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I miss the winters of my childhood. Growing up in Northern Illinois allowed me to experience four separate seasons, each with their own personality. Spring was windy and filled with the promise of a verdant Summer spent at the public … Continue reading

Valid alternatives

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What parts of the bicycle can be varied based on preference, fit, or comfort, and what parts are pre-determined by function alone? Saddles? Bars? Crank length? Most would agree that saddle selection is personal. Sure, a Brooks B17 may look … Continue reading

Everything is relative

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Today was the first time in five days that I left the house. Weighed down by verifiably virulent but otherwise unknown bug that kept me inside of a narrow circle defined by my bed and the couch, I made a … Continue reading

Ritual

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Every morning I wake up, put the kettle on the stove, grind 36 grams of beans, and brew a small pot of coffee that I share with my wife. Lately she only drinks a small amount due to the pregnancy. … Continue reading

Face-Off

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I’m one of those people whose favorite bike is the one I’m riding now, or the one I rode last. After the January Snake Creek Gap race I was convinced that my Cysco Cycles 29er was the best bike I … Continue reading

Giving to ourselves

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Instead of riding my bike today I spent a few hours helping the Middle Tennessee Southern Offroad Bicycle Association break ground on a new trail at Cane Ridge Park. It was a fairly easy decision. For one, Cane Ridge is … Continue reading