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The barn that saved us all. 30 days of biking, #13

“I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.” Edwin Abbott Abbott Before I leave home, I check wind speed … Continue reading

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Your speed may vary. 30 days of biking, #5

I don’t ride fast enough to need a faster bike. You know: a newer bike, a lighter bike, a bike with 12 cogs in the back, a bike with a carbon-fiber frame. My average speed this year has been somewhere … Continue reading

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The problem with photography. 30 days of biking, #4

Pictures center on what the photographer wants to promote. You’re at a birthday party for Aunt Emma. You take a picture of her, maybe a picture of everyone. The photo is well composed: everyone is looking at the camera; they … Continue reading

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The One Tire. 30 days of biking, #7

Forget the internet. Forget the idea that overstressed supply chains will eventually refill local bicycle shop inventories. Instead, consider the possibility that bicycling immortality lies within your grasp—the kind of immortality that comes with getting your hands on something truly … Continue reading

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Eight Simple Steps to Finding Small Bicycle Parts in the Home Workshop

There’s a difference between organizing bicycle parts and finding them. Finding parts is what you want to do. You want those Shimano SPD cleats you bought five years ago because your old ones are finally worn out. Arkel handlebar bag … Continue reading

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