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Entries for September, 2008 in Bicycle

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    "Yatta!"

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Thanks for the kind words, Leslie. I am happy you and Bob Zavala joined me for the Conquer the Coast ride. Right now, I feel a bit like NBC-TV's "Heroes" character Hiro Nakamura after he teleports himself from Tokyo to ...

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    It's official: The coast has been conquered

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    First: An important note of congratulations. Since Eric probably won't mention how well he rode during Conquer the Coast on Saturday, I'll do it for him. For the past two years, the fates have conspired against Eric completing the full ...

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    Conquer the Coast

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

     If you happen to run into me in Corpus Christi this Saturday, please don't run into me. I, along with some 1,100 other bicyclists, will be taking part in the annual Conquer the Coast bicycle ride. It should be fun ...

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    The time for fresh air and sunshine is now

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    If you've been waiting for better weather to take your bike out, you've run out of excuses. The past three days have been perfect for riding -- although I could still do with a little less wind. Seriously folks, dust ...

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    Velma, bring me the Tiger Balm!

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Holy cow. A Vermont man is cycling to California to participate in a 508-mile bike race. Because once you've ridden 3,000 miles another 500 is cake. Joe Desena, I salute you. You give hardcore a new name. Leslie

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    Whoa, that's heavy

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    When it absolutely, positively has to get there on time and gas is just too expensive, try a bike courier. That's the trend in some cities, according to these stories from New York Times and NPR. The most impressive part: some couriers ...

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    When I grow up, I want to be She Hulk

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Ok. Perhaps not. But I am extremely proud of myself, more specifically my quadriceps. When I got the newer of my two bikes, I almost never used the big ring on the primary gears. Without much in the way of hills, ...

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    Best bet for a cycling read

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    I just finished reading Major, by Todd Balf. The book is a great read -- tons of drama. "Major" Taylor's parents left the south for Indianapolis after the civil war. Through an odd series of events, Taylor, as a young ...