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existential exit

February 4th, 2010 4 Comments

TweetDenial can only last so long, and when your rear brakes start to sound like metal grating on sand, it’s time to install new pads. Or at least to install new pads within the next two months. On auditory notice that my brake pads were nonexistent, I still managed to forget about buying new ones […]

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weekend warrior

February 2nd, 2010 No Comments

TweetI suppose, in a way, that it was completely appropriate to be feeling up a roadie’s legs last weekend. Actually, I felt up two different sets of legs, and the hard substance that the denim was covering up was foreign enough to have me almost groping. In a totally platonic way, though, and we were […]

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frozen slow

January 29th, 2010 1 Comment

TweetThere are usually two choices when you’re stuck out in the frigid cold on a bicycle in too little gear: 1. go as fast as you can while hoping that the resulting body heat you create will somehow overcome the wind that you’ve also created, or 2. reduce your speed under the theory that less […]

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January 22nd, 2010 No Comments

TweetI don’t like to say that I hate to travel. The statement seems to immediately make you a smaller, closed-minded person who is only capable of being comfortable in familiar surroundings. It seems to kill off any ideas that you might have a sense of curiosity or adventure, or that you are in any way […]

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bike ‘stache

January 8th, 2010 1 Comment

TweetThere’s nothing like being in one of the world’s largest cities, back near friends and the only family that lives stateside…and being confined to a bed because you’re burning up with a fever. Exciting, right? Actually, even for a domestic homebody like myself, it really wasn’t. Multitasking was out of the question; as was getting […]

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