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the search for speculoos

September 15th, 2009 6 Comments

TweetI never thought that chasing a wafel would end with me falling in love with a cookie. And for once, that’s no euphemism. A few months ago, on a rainy July day, I chased down the Wafels & Dinges truck for the first time. Catching up with it in midtown, eagerly eying the menu, I […]

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mechanical gastronomy

June 15th, 2009 1 Comment

TweetSummers in bike shops are, obviously, as busy as the winters are slow. Any weekend day with relatively clear weather means that all the shops in the area are flooded with customers and their respective bikes. Mechanical issues, flat repairs, sales of bikes, tune-ups…and within the resulting deluge of regular customers, I barely get to […]

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sweet and salty

April 16th, 2009 No Comments

TweetUntil about a week ago, my friends [other than my IBC crew, obviously] who got to see progress pictures of my bike would constantly ask me when it was going to be done. It was more out of politeness on my friends’ part though, as most of them don’t ride bikes; and it’s a too-easy […]

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cookie monster mascot

March 23rd, 2009 No Comments

TweetBelieve it or not, I’ve sort of been trying to avoid cookies. Or, eating cookies, rather. I haven’t gone so far as to give them up for Lent, but a desire to lose the winter weight has me sort of watching what I eat. Sort of. Because after my first hour-long ride [perhaps ever, because […]

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longing for yesterday

March 9th, 2009 3 Comments

TweetBiking through snow today after a day in the high 50s, getting splattered by a good number of cars on my way in, with only the promise of [bad] coffee at the end of my commute to make me feel sort of better…I’m seriously missing yesterday. It was my first semi-lazy Sunday in a while, […]

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