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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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Everyone knows it’s windy. 30 days of biking, #26

The problem with wind isn’t that it exists. Wind was here before we arrived, before they made the black coffee, before we decided on the lemon-raspberry muffin and the black coffee they made before we arrived. And the problem with … Continue reading

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Contrast and crisis. 30 days of biking, #16

Most of us toggle between at least two worlds. The analog world: the bicycle, ascending the bridge, coasting almost all the rest of the way to the destination—this is a short ride I look longingly to almost every day—people to … Continue reading

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Back to work. 30 days of biking, #12

I was on vacation last week, so of course the sun is out today, warming my back while I’m on break and huddled over my notebook so I can see it in the shadow of my body. But you don’t … Continue reading

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Treats for two. 30 days of biking, #3

When you work in a bike shop, the clock is not your friend.
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