Tag Archives: fixed gear

Playing with gravity from allegro to molto adagio. 30 days of biking, #29

No two ways about it: I’m slow. I’m slow to rise and slow to read. Slow to write, slow to edit, and even slower to delete what doesn’t fit. I’m slow over coffee, and slow in conversation. I’m slow to … 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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To stand and stand not, 30 days of biking, #17

Some bikes get kickstands; some do not. This is a steel-framed Bianchi Pista, and despite sporting a front brake, handlebar-mounted water bottle and completely jacked-up 46cm Salsa Cowchipper handlebar—not the sorts of thing a traditionalist would employ when contemplating either … Continue reading

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Two rides, one morning

First ride It’s rarely windy in Springdale Cemetery. This is a plus if 1) you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to ride a bicycle in windy conditions and/or 2) worry about possible wind-related damage to mausoleums, ossuaries and … Continue reading

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Day 28. 30 Days of Biking

When you’re out on the county grid, surfing the monocultures of soon-to-be soybeans and corn, it can look pretty bleak. Those straight lines on paper and Google Maps? They’re straight lines in real life, too. But only if you disregard … Continue reading

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