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Entries Tagged as 'road rides'
July 9th, 2013 · 10 Comments · road rides
Three days before my birthday [I am now officially 70 years younger than the Tour de France], I only managed a scant 30 miles. But there was a little over 3700ft of climbing, which included one of my most favorite passes. I even took a few of you there with me, breaking up the cathartic […]
April 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · pro, road rides
I am bookending the week with another favorite pro cyclist. Tim Johnson and crew left Boston yesterday on the first leg of their 525 mile trip to Washington, D.C. to raise money and awareness for peopleforbikes.org. It’s a great cause, and if you live along the route, you are obligated to go heckle Chan. There […]
January 6th, 2013 · No Comments · road rides, tokyo
It took a little mental arm-twisting, but it happened. My first outdoor ride of 2013. It took a while [a whole six days!], but colder temperatures and shorter days tend to reinforce my conviction that sometimes, it’s okay to never want to spend too much time outside the dimensions that enclose your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, […]
October 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments · crashes, road rides
I’m still not quite sure what happened. The light changed, I got out of the saddle, or at least thought about it, then my bars twisted, my entire body followed, and I slammed into the tarmac. “Oh, this again…” I started to think. And then a bike rode over me, which honestly didn’t seem right […]
September 18th, 2012 · No Comments · road rides, style, tokyo
I would have at least shaved my legs. I would have at least shaved my legs, attempted to look a bit less tired, and washed my bike. I would have made some effort to seem more pro. The thing was, it was supposed to be a chilled-out ride. Natsuki-san and I had made plans to […]
September 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · road rides, tokyo
Unfortunately, family business kept me from attempting the Rapha Japan Koshin Gentlemen’s Race this past Saturday, but what are Tweets, Instagram, and Flickr for, than to keep me riding vicariously? My light ride on Sunday was nothing in comparison, but when my heavy quads and steel frame can dust a carbon fiber Wilier frame loaded […]
August 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments · road rides, tokyo, what i saw on my ride
A few shots from the weekend, for those of you not on Instagram… A Garmin, gravel, girls’ magazines, and a delicious post-ride espressoda!
July 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · road rides
A video popped up on Facebook the other day, shared by a friend, and I watched it on a wary whim, expecting a front row seat to another story I wouldn’t be able to relate to. But a minute in and it suddenly made me smile, bite my lip, and hold my breath. It even […]
June 4th, 2012 · 5 Comments · road rides, tokyo
A recon of this month’s Bonsai run turned into my longest solo ride to date. Lots of nice roads… A random kimchi shop… The strangest sushi chain restaurant ad I’ve ever seen… And 87 miles/140km on the legs!