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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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pump it up

November 20th, 2009 2 Comments

TweetCan you believe it’s November? I understand that happened almost three weeks ago, but it’s finally sinking in. It’s almost Thanksgiving. That means it’s almost December. When did that happen? I blame the deceptively warm weather that has me thinking it’s still early October. My long-sleeve Underarmour gear has remained untouched in my closet for […]

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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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February 3rd, 2009 7 Comments

TweetIt’s good to know that some things remain consistent. Like the schizophrenic weather. Oh, New England, why is the weather here as fickle as a slightly overweight BC undergrad in unfashionable Uggs and leggings? It was in the 40s a day ago – and now this. More snow. I stubbornly rode in today, and rode […]

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January 28th, 2009 7 Comments

TweetI’m sure most of you who read this are fully aware of how disgusting it is outside. When I left this morning, the snow was coming down in all it’s pretty white flutteriness. There was just enough on the ground to make the commute kinda messy, but there wasn’t any slipping and sliding involved. I […]

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