Monthly Archives: October 2011

I suppose winter cycling starts here

First snow of the year and it’s only October. I left my car window open the last two or three days (before during and after the storm) and the seat was like a frozen sponge this morning. Then there was … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Note: Yesterday, RAKEtheUSforMS, which is a part of BIKEtheUSforMS, sent out a message on Twitter saying that it’s time for us to help some folks with MS. So I talked some of the guys at BIKEtheUSforMS about helping some MS … Continue reading

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Oh Sweet Ridin’

On Thursday, I talked to a friend I am trying to convince to join me on the trek across the Northern Tier next summer. She is not a cyclist and seems to think I am crazy, but she has not … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Fall

As summer was expiring in September, I found myself longing for the cooler days of fall. And now that those days are here, I am too busy to find much time for riding or cross-training (normally in the form of … Continue reading

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Revamping an obsolete bike

My first road bike is a cheap old thing. The components are essentially useless, but the tires have flatted about a quarter as many times as I’d expect. It only has one bottle cage mount and the seat is made … Continue reading

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The Hardest Hill Around

Long climbs do not exist in central Maryland, especially in the sense they do out West. So, when we’re feeling especially daring or in the mood for a struggle, we Maryland cyclists go up our short but nasty steep hills … Continue reading

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Sunrise Mountain Biking

Arm warmers were the first bit of clothing I put on Friday morning. My friend Zach (who is technically a boarder at my house and therefore my roommate in a way. So he will be known as Roomie from now … Continue reading

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