Author Archives: the sloth

Shame

A couple months back I was on my way to lead a club ride, going downhill, exceeding the 25mph speed limit by 4 or 5mph, and taking the lane. Traffic wasn’t exactly light, but this particular side road wasn’t horribly … Continue reading

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Went to a wedding

This last weekend we loaded up the cage, bike on the back, and drove to New York.  My lovely wife’s lovely cousin was to be married at a lodge in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by State Forest.  Dirt roads, … Continue reading

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How many bikes?

Sometimes, the wife asks me a silly question.  “How many bikes do you have now?”  This is not a question of curiosity.  It’s a mixture of mild contempt and disbelief.  If you’re married and you have bikes, or cameras, or … Continue reading

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Eurotrash

July 28, 2012.  I swung a leg over the Silver Bullet and shoved off toward Mercersburg.  This was, I hoped, not to be a repeat of my first attempt several years ago, which ended 25 miles early at a McDonald’s, … Continue reading

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Tips for group rides

Over the last 4 or 5 years I’ve been a member of the Harrisburg Bicycle Club. Most of the group rides I’m able to get to are the slower, social rides that range anywhere from 10 to 13mph average, and … Continue reading

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Core dump

This is one of those multi-topic, Spring cleaning posts.  It’s a bunch of random clutter I need to sweep out.  You’re the dust pan. April was #30daysofbiking.  I finished the month with at least one ride daily and 206 miles.  … Continue reading

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Sometimes I’m Dr. Jekyll…

…and sometimes I’m Mr. Hyde. All hail the Bio-Pacer.

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Crunchpoundhash 30 Days of Biking

April is #30daysofbiking.  That means ride a bike every day.  Even if it’s just around the block or down the hall.  Get on your bike, their bike, a bike and ride it, at least a little, every day in April.  … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning

A few things have happened since the last installment.  We bought a house, moved our stuff, cleaned the old place, and tried really hard to not pull all our hair out. Bicycle miles for March are pretty close to zero. … Continue reading

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Utilitaire 12, Week 3, Controle 6

I’m cheating. Well, actually, I’m taking advantage of a technicality. The Utilitaire 12 rules state that only once can I hit two controls in one day. Since I hit the first control of the week yesterday and was unsure of … Continue reading

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