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My Ideal Commuter

August 19, 2014
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My Ideal Commuter

When I was in Munich recently I noticed something out of the ordinary for the US and Malaysia: everyone rode bikes. Sure there were lots of cars, too (mostly BMWs, Audis and Mercedes) but for many people the bike seemed to be primary transport. Munich is definitely a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly city. The sidewalks/bike...
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No Time to Ride

August 12, 2014
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No Time to Ride

While I was home in the US I had lots of lofty goals for riding. I was going to go out on a bunch of my old routes, do a couple of centuries and help out my teammates at some races. I did just about none of these. I was able to get out...
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Adjusting Your Reach

August 5, 2014
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Adjusting Your Reach

Last week, instead of writing this post on dealing with a bike that is off, I wanted to convey my thought processes as I ride such a bike. The bike I ride while I’m back in the US is the first new road bike I ever got, a 2002 Trek 1000. It was my...
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On Every Ride

July 29, 2014
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On Every Ride

Somethings not right. Is my seatpost slipping? I look down, see the tape marking the usual spot, and determine no, it’s not. Is my seat moving backwards? I stand out of the saddle and wiggle the seat a bit. Nope, it’s fine. Are my shoes loose? I tighten them another click, just to make...
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Crewing for an Ultracyclist

July 22, 2014
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Crewing for an Ultracyclist

Ultracycling, to me, is the hardest form of the sport. The riders who race in ultracycling events have to battle themselves, both physically and mentally. Not to mention mechanicals, weather and the terrain. Last week I had the privilege to meet someone who is gunning for 100 UMCA records, already with 82 to his...
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Leaving on a Jet Plane

June 24, 2014
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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Bonjour mes amis! I’m…if the blog scheduling is working correctly…now in France! Land of wine, cheese, chocolate and bicycles. It figures I’m in France during the wrong month. Someday I’ll get to see le Tour in person, but it’s not to be on this trip. One of the hardest things for me to deal with...
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Why So Serious?

June 17, 2014
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Why So Serious?

Last week I started a new training plan. It’s the first time in a long time I’ll have a prescribed plan for training, and I’m glad I purchased it when I did. The plan is ten weeks long; when I return to Penang I’ll be finishing up the plan with a week to spare...
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One Man’s Junk

June 10, 2014
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One Man’s Junk

There’s only two ways to head when cycling in Penang, at least from my place. One is south, and that’s either towards the main city or the airport, neither a fun place to be first thing in the morning. The other way is north, and that’s the less populated and more scenic route. It’s...
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Jetsetting

June 3, 2014
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Jetsetting

This summer I’m living the jet setter life. I’m going to Paris for a few days, onto Boston for several weeks before returning to Europe. There I’ll be traveling around via plane, train and automobile through various countries before returning home to Penang. All in all it will be a little over a month...
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The Little Things

May 27, 2014
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My love of cycling can be complex, especially this time of the year, as I explained last week. Some days it takes all my effort to get kitted up and out the door. Most of the time, though, my love of cycling has nothing to do with what it does for my health, that...
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Back in the Saddle

May 20, 2014
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Back in the Saddle

I’ve been absent on here, and for that I’m sorry. I’ve been in a bit of a funk in all sorts of ways for various reasons. Since the last time I posted, I brought home a stray puppy from one of my mountain bike rides and integrated her into life, which now includes shopping...
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Winging It

March 4, 2014
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Winging It

I thought this past week was going to be a bust with riding. The plan was 15 hours for the week, to not only meet a challenge goal but also to get a lot of miles in on the bike. It started off OK, a ride with the fast group on Tuesday, a painfully...
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