Category Archives: Read and roll

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

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Reading trees along the way

Trees along the way are signs that everything will be all right, even though you know everything will not be all right because everything is everything that is and isn’t right. But as the trees and miles multiply, the signs … Continue reading

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Working in the margins. 30 days of biking, #25

You’re looking at junk. That’s what I thought, too. I thought it was a green and white bike. Then I peeled off the decals. Nope, it’s a white bike. I kept looking at it and realized the only thing wrong … Continue reading

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Back to the beginning. 30 days of biking, #18

What’s your origin story? I don’t mean the sex thing. I’m vaguely aware of where babies come from and that many babies successfully avoid being drawn into the ways of Wall Street, politics, drug use, search engine optimization, and the … Continue reading

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Wider tires are saving the dropped bar. 30 days of biking, #17

When I sold bicycles in the United States in the late ’70s and early ’80s, every bike in the store—with the exception of three-speeds and bikes for kids—had dropped handlebars. Dropped bars weren’t the best solution for everyone, not even … Continue reading

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