Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rain Cape Escape!

When I first started out as a cyclist—back when I was eight or so—I didn’t ride when it rained.  Cycling was something to be done on clear, dry days.  If it rained, it meant my parents would have to take … Continue reading

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Ugly Bicycle!

There is a blog I read from time to time called “Lovely Bicycle!“, an appreciation of bicycles and bicycling written by a rather perceptive blogger.  There’s a lot of discussion about the things that make bicycles and bicycling fun, and … Continue reading

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I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.

“I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed” –Marvin, the Paranoid Android (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)   Yeah, it’s going to be one of those days/weeks/weekends.  Since Sunday I have had only one day on the … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Century

My grandmother lived more than a century.  Last weekend, I lived a century, though of a quite different sort! Every year, thousands of cyclists participate in “century” rides.  These can be “metric” centuries or  so-called “English” centuries.  The former are … Continue reading

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