Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 31, 2011 Ride

I just want to announce it now: I have located the ugliest trail in Puget Sound. Don’t try to argue with me about how your trail is uglier, because you’re wrong on so many levels. There’s simply no escaping my … Continue reading

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January 30, 2011 Ride

Neighborhood rides are always interesting, especially when you live in a neighborhood as hilly as mine. There are advantages to being up on a hill, including the fact that we have a lovely view of the Olympic Mountains (when they … Continue reading

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Several folks have emailed me to ask about the baskets on my Raleigh. So I thought I’d post something about them, and then I could just refer folks here rather than answer all the thousands (three) of clamoring emails. You … Continue reading

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January 22, 2011 Ride

Most of the time, I enjoy riding my bicycle. There’s a sense of powerful freedom in each down stroke of the pedals, in each flushed burst of speed. The machine’s responsiveness becomes an extension of my own body. The wind … Continue reading

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Shogun Restoration Madness!

It was about this time last year that the “I need a second bike” bug struck me. I hadn’t owned the Raleigh very long, but reading about others’ road bikes was causing a pang of jealousy in my winsome heart. … Continue reading

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January 15th, 2011 Ride

Ah, cycling in Seattle. The stifling air, thick with heat; the oppressive sun searing away the droplets of sweat slowly rolling down my face… Wait, that wasn’t sweat! It was ice-tinged rain. And that wasn’t the sun! It was… uh… well, … Continue reading

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January 8th, 2011 Ride

The Raleigh Sports triumphs again: Oooo! Pick me! Pick me! Thermometer-on-the-back-fence reading: 40 degrees. Like summer in Tuscany. Saturday afternoons are Boy-free, and The Beloved has The Girls off at various enriching organized childhood activities, so I was free to … Continue reading

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