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pimp pampering

August 5th, 2009 2 Comments

TweetIt’s one of those prerequisites to life. One of those experiences that everyone goes through and hopefully comes out a better person for it. Kind of like how you should date a total asshole at some point in your life. It’s not something you’re going to enjoy, but you’ll learn a thing or two, ponder […]

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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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choo choo train

June 16th, 2009 No Comments

TweetSo it ends up that I did have a reason to go to IBC this weekend. I needed to purchase and get new pedals installed because – gasp! – I’m flipping that wheel over and going fixed. Not that I haven’t been riding fixed on the track bike. But the Bianchi and the Dolan are […]

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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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farmer’s tans

May 25th, 2009 3 Comments

Tweet“Nice tan you got going on there,” Chris said as I casually walked into the mechanic’s floor of IBC. I knew the tank top was a mistake. You can clearly see how pale my shoulders are in comparison to my arms, and then that arm tan gets cut off into the glove tan around my […]

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