Tag Archives: memory

Day 25. 30 Days of Biking

The past is the hitchhiker we have no choice but to carry with us. Take yesterday’s ride: my Trek 2300. Most of the air in the tires was compressed last week. The rear hub is 21st century but in service … Continue reading

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Day 30. #30daysofbiking

If we give objects too much power, and we do, it’s because we invest them with memory. So, what’s this bicycle about? Chicago steel. Peoria rust. A four-year-old falling off a trike and, after getting patched up and reassured by … Continue reading

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How to ride a bicycle without leaving a trail

It is said–wait, I’m about to say it–that Seven on Prospect, “A Cosmopolitan Grill,” is haunted by the echo of a mechanic swearing at a dual-cable Shimano Positron derailleur. Continue reading

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