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March 16th, 2009 5 Comments

TweetThe past few days, I’ve been feeling like a smack addict with only visitation rights to her children. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But with the warmer weather, people talking about the warmer weather, seeing more people on bikes, and velospace…bike shops aren’t just therapy – more like methadone clinics. I pedal there, shuffle in, […]

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hats off to hoffman

March 6th, 2009 No Comments

TweetLast night was the first time I’ve finished more than a third of a beer in a looooong time. Actually it was the first time for a lot of things: staying at a bike shop after closing, keeping my bike at closed bike shop to get it later, and grabbing beers [or in my case […]

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lounging regularly

March 2nd, 2009 7 Comments

TweetI spent far too much time this weekend leaning over a particular counter in Allston. I’m working on wearing an indent into that space. It’s, of course, the IBC counter. And it didn’t involve anything dirtier than bike grease and some of Herrell’s heath bar brownie crumbs. Oh yeah, and chips. Chips are crucial. Well, […]

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rose sky

February 26th, 2009 4 Comments

TweetIt’s in the 40s today, which means that the cyclists are out in full force. I saw my morning older-bearded-dude-on-road-bike-with-bright-yellow-wind-jacket and the girl-on-hybrid-who-always-looks-really-really-happy-to-be-coasting-down-the-hill-I’m-trying-to-struggle-up. Those are the only cyclists I usually see. Older-bearded-dude usually does either the slight hand raise or nod of what I like to imagine is a seasoned cyclist salute of mutual respect […]

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bikes are…forever?

February 21st, 2009 9 Comments

TweetYeah, okay, I can’t keep this secret. I thought about trying, and then one day being like BAM! NEW BIKE! WHAAAAAAATTT! Buuuuut, that’s obviously not going to work out. I was probably the last one to see that, probably because I was busy jumping up and down and clapping my hands in glee. Because Erich […]

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