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Big changes

With the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 well under way, seems I should mention I’ve been busy managing some other big changes and haven’t had a chance to ride/write. That said, I plan to get cracking soon, with a few changes to the format. For starters, my mind’s a bit melted from …

Change of plans

CDCX is a go tomorrow.  I have a firm understanding of the temporal nature of the area of the race.  I decided today to have one last crack at the route, to insure that there hadn’t been any large changes to the roads.  Alas, I was met with misfortune and discovered a key stretch has …

CDC骑

I’ve been doing a regular ride in an area slated for destruction. On my most recent ride through the area the idea struck me: Why not run an unsanctioned race/ride through here? I’d thought about this before, a half dozen times over the years, always excited at the opportunity to introduce people to this wild …

A bowl of beef noodle

There’s a romantic vision of road cycling. With its layers of history and culture, a key part of becoming a road cyclist is prescribing to the norms and traditions surrounding the ride. There’s a lot to it: Unsolicited Eddie Merckx references; Campy Super Record; understanding the otherworldly “supple feel” of tubulars; greasing your chamois vs. …

Nothing personal

Sometimes the things I think about then in turn choose to write about may seem a little course, grating and pointed in a way that might get you thinking “is he talking about me?” The short answer? Yes. The long answer? No, well, kind of, but not in the directed sort of way, rather more …