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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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The Rest Week

December 3, 2013
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The Rest Week

After riding the bike 11 hours two weeks ago, I took most of last week off and only went slightly crazy. I generally take Monday’s off from riding, but every month I take a week easy to recover and regroup. The time I normally ride are instead spent cleaning, maintaining and upgrading the bike...
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Deux North

November 27, 2013
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There are countless bicycle inspired videos out there, but when Dylan Nord asked for my opinion on what he put together…I told him it was worthy of being shared.  So here it is….Deux North.  Below the video is Dylan’s words on what inspired him to put it together. Deux North by Dylan Nord Even...
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A Winter of Cyclists

November 19, 2013
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A Winter of Cyclists

Mike Prendergast is in to tell you about a cool cycling project/challenge he put together that helped create more bicycle commuters…even under chilly and icy riding conditions. You can view the trailer below, and by leaving your comments on winter bicycle commuting you’re in to win a full version of this film (your choice...
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Learning to Love the Bike Again

November 5, 2013
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Learning to Love the Bike Again

Two years ago my husband crashed on his (and mine) first mountain bike ride and broke his leg in a couple of places. After surgery, physical therapy and two years of letting the injury heal (and grow accustomed to the new hardware in his ankle) I finally convinced him to join me on a...
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Learning to MTB

October 29, 2013
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Learning to MTB

I’m not a mountain biker. I love coming up to someones wheel and sprinting around them, catching the draft in a paceline and carving corners on a quick descent, but all on pavement. I’ve dabbled in off-road bits before on my cross bike, but never anything too technical or challenging. Off-road for me is...
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The Rainy Season

October 22, 2013
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The Rainy Season

There’s something about riding in the rain that I’ve always loved. Nevermind the slick roads, wet chamois and the need to clean the bike as soon as you get home, riding in the rain can be peaceful and at the same time exhilarating. The thought that I HTFU and rode when others didn’t confirms...
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

October 1, 2013
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

It’s always great to hear our readers talk about their Loving the Bike stories.  John Dugas from the Plano Bicycle Association wanted to share this picture and his “Bikes and Bagels” poem to show his love for the bike and riding with his friends.  Enjoy. Bikes and Bagels Morning comes aft sleepless night, Winds...
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

August 30, 2013
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

I’m pleased to once again bring you a fantastically artsy post with a true bicycle flair.  Here’s this week’s ride as seen through the eyes of @soozed. LaSalle Street by Suzanne Deveney I love to wake up early on Sunday morning and ride into downtown. For a brief moment in time, these streets −...
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