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Entries from June 2009

flopsy cranks

June 30th, 2009 No Comments

TweetHandshakes. The first physical contact with a stranger you’re supposed to like. A strange social greeting with which you can gauge the other person’s social confidence. Well, at least if the hand offered to you is limp, slightly damp and hardly makes an effort to grip your hand. There’s almost nothing worse. It leaves me […]

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rim friction

June 29th, 2009 No Comments

TweetInexplicably, I get less sleep on the weekends than during the week. Well, “inexplicably” to the ordinary person. Usually asleep by 1am, up by 6am the following morning, I try to be out the door and on the bike by 7. Anyone who goes out on training rides knows the deal. Besides, riding early means […]

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axle agony

June 26th, 2009 8 Comments

TweetNewly single after my first ever break-up, discussing boys and dating, my best friend asked a seemingly rhetorical question: “Don’t you like to be taken care of?” I remember giving some ambivalent answer. Never having been comfortable batting my eyelashes, I still find it hard to expect to be taken care of. It’s too lady-like. […]

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pony express

June 25th, 2009 1 Comment

TweetCoffee table books. I love them. Not because of their sheer size and authoritative weight, but because they reveal so much about their owners. When a person’s willing to spend at least $50 on a book – especially in this day and age of Internet everything – you know they have to love the subject. […]

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monsoon in mass

June 23rd, 2009 3 Comments

TweetI firmly believe there are three kinds of sweat: the hot, dry kind of casual summer rides around town, the squeamishly humid kind that won’t ever seem to abate, and last but not least [and possibly the best], the drenching, dripping, addicting kind that can only be a product of a decent training ride. I’ve […]

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