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riding to be righteous

October 29th, 2009 5 Comments

TweetYesterday was cold and wet. Not the sharp cold that makes your sinuses hurt and your eyes tear up within 3 pedalstrokes. This was more a lethargic humidity that makes you briefly consider ditching class, before you reprimand yourself for how incredibly lame that would be. There was a good showing of rain too – […]

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high and dry

October 8th, 2009 2 Comments

TweetI have the worst luck in the world. I will manage to leave just when it starts to pour and arrive at my destination as it starts to clear up, usually end up with the worst exam schedule on the face of the planet, and will consistently get thrown under the bus for things I […]

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lazy rain

July 22nd, 2009 No Comments

TweetI don’t know what my parents were really thinking but my name is a homonym for “silkworm” in Japanese. Or maybe they weren’t really thinking. The characters are different, obviously, but it still makes for somewhat awkward introductions. Like oh, hello, my parents named me after a worm that you eventually boil in its own […]

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promises of portland

July 8th, 2009 4 Comments

TweetLike any good cyclist, I have dreams of Portland, OR. Never mind that I’ve never been there, or that I hate rain, or that a city overflowing with cyclists is more than a little bit intimidating. It’s the ultimate destination for anyone who is completely obsessed with cycling, even if, like me, they can barely […]

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rainy optimism

June 22nd, 2009 4 Comments

TweetBlame the NYC Bicycle Film Festival and the weather for keeping me from blogging regularly lately. Ironic, I know. A busy weekend full of bicycles and hats can do that to you, though. Saturday morning started with brunch before heading to NYC Velo [yet again] in the increasingly persistent rain. We hurried to the shop […]

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