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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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Announcing Caribbean National Cycling Jersey Series

April 5, 2014
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Announcing Caribbean National Cycling Jersey Series

Announcing the Caribbean National Cycling Jersey Series by Royston (Knights of Mo’Bay) Knights of Mo’ Bay has been on an interesting journey of designing unique and exciting cycling apparel.  Today, someone is rocking an IRIE or other Knights of Mo’ Bay (KOM) jersey in 45 US states and 25 countries around the world.  KOM started...
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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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Adapting

February 25, 2014
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Adapting

Cycling, and life in general, is all about adapting. We adapt to new jobs, relationships, cities and other circumstances, and that pain you feel after a ride is your body adapting to the workload. All of this has been made more clear since moving to Malaysia. I’ll just talk about the cycling bit, though....
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Latest and Greatest

February 4, 2014
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Latest and Greatest

A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about past discussions I’ve had regarding the latest and greatest cycling gear. I was all fired up and had written a line to sum up my thoughts: “who the *bleep* needs the latest and greatest. Just go ride.” Darryl wrote a post about “must have” cycling...
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Tipping Point

January 28, 2014
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Tipping Point

I have this problem, a decision problem. You see, when I decide to go out for a ride, it’s often not the first time I’ve decided it. I usually have an internal argument on whether I should and want to ride that goes on for awhile, sometimes until it’s too late, and the decisions...
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The Scavenger

January 21, 2014
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The Scavenger

Growing up I used to go to tag sales and flea markets with my mom. I collect old cameras, so it was always a mission to find one, but anything I thought was neat would get picked up. I love going on the hunt for something, and it’s no surprise that one of the...
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I’m Too Slow for You

January 14, 2014
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I’m Too Slow for You

“I’m too slow for you…” I hear this every once in a while from people I want to ride with, and it drives me nuts. Apparently I’ve become one of the faster ones, instead of always last. It’s a new experience for me, and I think it’s more to do with the fact that...
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Back in the USA

December 24, 2013
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Back in the USA

After a couple of long flights and two days in Tokyo I am now back in the US until mid-January. Tokyo served as a nice re-introduction to reality, weather-wise, and I’m getting used to just feeling cold, all the time. Tokyo also had an interesting cycling culture, at least from what I saw while...
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The A Ride

December 17, 2013
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The A Ride

I just got my arse handed to me. It happens every Tuesday morning; I show up, hang with the guys as long as I can, get dropped, recover, catch up to someone who is hopefully a little faster than me so I can push myself and then finally meet up with the group at...
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

December 11, 2013
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

If you love cycling, chances are you have positive feelings towards The Netherlands.  Today, Seamus Murphy tells us about his ride from Maastricht to Aachen.  It’s a ride that Seamus tells me I must do one day….and here’s why. A Scenic Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen  by Seamus Murphy If you ever find...
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An Epic Ride

December 10, 2013
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An Epic Ride

What’s the longest ride you’ve ever done? 50 miles, 80, a century? For me it was 104 miles from the outskirts of Boston, up to the peak of Mt. Wachusett (which is a ski area, by the way) and back. It was, by far, the toughest physical and mental thing I had ever endured. By...
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