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Of course you’re not a professional—you work on your own bicycle

I am a person who rides a bicycle; like people say who shop for bikes, I am not a professional. But what does that mean, not a professional? For many customers it’s a defensive admission. I am not a professional: … Continue reading

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The things they carried. 30 days of biking, #13

I’m thinking back to dinosaur days and what people took with them on a day ride. It wasn’t much. If it they were members of the touring club, a water bottle; the stuff to fix a flat tire or broken … Continue reading

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Infrastructure maintenance and the role of magical thinking

It isn’t in the nature of magic to broadcast its existence. Continue reading

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How missing a goal turns into seven of them

When people ask me to suggest a bicycle, I ask them about their current bicycle and what kind of riding they want to do. Sometimes I hear cautionary statements like, “I’m not a racer,” or “I’m not a professional.” Of … Continue reading

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The examined life from Oregon to Patagonia. Mostly by bicycle

The road worked for Dad. Maybe it’ll work for you. What’s your life-changing adventure?

Welcome to Jedidiah Jenkins’ 16-month bicycle ride from Oregon to Patagonia. Continue reading

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