Category Archives: Bike Writing

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CONSTELLATION: URSA MAJOR

The first lightning strike shakes my pots and casts shadows through the open end of my tent. Leaves become tentacles, branches become arms. The spark bounces off my crankset like an angry eye and I blink, as though that might … Continue reading

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Climbing 101: When to shift and other wisdom

Climbing 101 (and shifting, and riding style, and a whole bunch of other stuff that just crossed my mind while riding with my daughter on Wednesday) This is for all of you, no matter how good you think you are … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Wizard Talks About Important Stuff

My last ride – geez. it was three inches of rain ago. Until Wednesday morning. The sun sizzled through the morning fog, the coast range shouldered up against the day’s impending downpour, and I thought I was safe. I slipped … Continue reading

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When Two Wheels Meet Four

I heard the words every father wants to hear from his son who lives 700 miles away. “First of all, I’m okay.” “Okay. Anything else?” “I was really stupid.” Three years ago my son, Tony, was entering his last year … Continue reading

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