Category Archives: Rides

Race Against The Clouds

  It’s mid-summer and a gelatinous atmosphere blocks my progress as I wheel my bike out to the street. Looking upward, a clear sky greets me, marred only by a smattering of puffy white wisps of cotton. Through torrid heat, … Continue reading

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Cycling On Wind

    Heading outdoors, something feels amiss. Dust, leaves, bits of discarded matter and unidentifiable, unaffixed objects swirl mightily. Hair whips across the face, blinding, and whipping half-closed eyes, as the carried bike lands firmly on full circles of rubber. … Continue reading

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Riding Into the Void

Beyond the city, a long winding road awaits. Devoid of cars, the lazy path rolls out in a solid lane of smoothness. Relaxing, a rhythm begins to build. Riding a bike in a desolate place brings a sense of peace … Continue reading

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Car Heat

Relegated to the postage stamp sized alley on the far right-hand side of the road, I balance between whizzing vehicles and swinging car doors. Movement intensifies the breeze blowing in my face. Each breath exhales excess wind swallowed while breathing … Continue reading

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The Song Inside My Head

  Solitary cycling creates a silence in my head. The void begs for sound – a hint of civilization. Long ago, I rode with a first generation MP3 player in my chest pocket, hoping to capture some of its tinny … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Drive Right at Me

Last fall, I was heading out to Boston’s western suburbs for a long, leisurely ride. It was one of those days where a warm sun collided with cool streaks of almost winter air. The first part of my ride took … Continue reading

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Road Debris and the Panic Factor

One problem with riding a bicycle on roads designed for cars is contending with debris carelessly strewn about. Too often, debris accumulates on the far right-hand side of the road, where cars infrequently travel, but where cyclists find a home. … Continue reading

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