Category Archives: Bicycling

In Search Of

I’ve wanted to try bikepacking for quite some time now. I first heard of the combination of cycling and backpacking probably four years ago, inspired by such adventurous blogs as Lacemine 29, Republic of Doom, and Pedaling in Place. ┬áThe … Continue reading

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All Sewn Up

It is often said that the quickest way to change the ride characteristics of a bike is to change wheels or tires. Last year I changed the wheels on my CoMotion American and immediately realized a weight savings and performance … Continue reading

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Gale Winds

We transitioned directly from fall into winter here in New York. My weekday commute this week saw temperatures in the upper twenties at 0630 am and low forties by 5:30pm. I just returned from a very short ride in the … Continue reading

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“Bring It On Home”

The last words I heard before biffing on a downhill section in a race earlier today. If you follow the blog, you can probably guess that I do not race my bike. I tried a cyclocross event last September and … Continue reading

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Golden Apple

The Westchester Cycle Club’s Golden Apple ride almost earned the name Soggy Apple today. I’ve been riding a lot “upstate,” meaning off Long Island, this year in a lame attempt to improve my climbing skills. By “a lot” I mean … Continue reading

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You Have To Earn It

Green River Road in late August. There is no better place to be riding your bike, but you have to earn it. I completed my second D2R2 yesterday under beautiful blue skies brushed with wisps of white clouds. The cycling … Continue reading

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Rail Trail Goodness

I spent the afternoon on the South County Rail Trail, riding north from Hastings on Hudson to Chappaqua, NY. ┬áToday was my second excursion on the trail, which formerly served as the Old Putnam Rail Line. On my previous outing, … Continue reading

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