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Questions for the reader awheel
When you look at a bicycle, what catches your attention? The orange frame, the shiny cold-forged cranks, or the red panniers just slightly smaller than Rhode Island? When you ride a bicycle, are you more interested in the twisty gray … Continue reading
Posted in Read and roll, Travel Tagged attention, bicycle, bike, drivetrain, marketing, SRAM Leave a comment
Waving between eyeglass prescriptions
Details. I miss more of them the older I get. It’s not a matter of inattention—not for the most part—it’s the eyes or the glasses, or most likely, both. It seems progressive vision means progressively worse. Clap if you can … Continue reading
Posted in Report from the road Tagged bicycle, bike, eyesight, friends, Peoria County, photography Leave a comment
Why to shift gears without electricity
The way I understand it, pushing a button to initiate a wireless gear change is like squirting ketchup out of a plastic bottle: the signal travels between shifter and derailleur in a straight line. My understanding, of course, is based … Continue reading
Posted in Becoming a bicycle, bicycle, Equipment, Uncategorized Tagged AXS, bicycle design, derailleur, Di2, shifting, wireless 3 Comments
What’s your line?
Ride around the block and you soon find yourself retracing your journey. Not exactly, of course: a single-track vehicle cannot help but make two tracks in the snow, the track of the rear tire crossing and recrossing the track of … Continue reading
This essay has way too many exclamation points. Go ride your bike!
People on television put a lot of effort into selling prescription drugs—and their side effects. Go ride your bike! In the United States, some believe there are two sides to any issue. Others disagree. Go ride your bike! Serious people … Continue reading
Posted in bicycle, Read and roll Tagged bicycle, bicycle shop, bike, H.G. Wells, marketing, Reasons to ride 1 Comment
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