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Pan-Mass Challenge 2008

Last weekend, my friend, Seth rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the sixth time. The Pan-Mass Challenge is a three-day charity ride across the state of Massachusetts to raise money for the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This event raises millions of dollars for cancer research and I’m proud that my friend rides […]

Cateye Astrale 8

Yesterday, as I was wandering around in my car, which I drive about once a week, I decided I should swing by Bicycle Outfitter for the first time in about 8 months, and buy a cyclometer that works with my back wheel and counts cadence. I picked up the feature-rich Cateye Astrale 8, so that […]

Two Years

Two years ago today, I suffered a serious injury at the hands of a negligent driver while I was riding a metric century on my bicycle. Nearly a year later, I was on the ground again. One year ago today, I rode the most recent mile I’ve ridden. After four crashes in four subsequent years, […]

Giving Back a Third Time

A couple of months ago, my friend, Seth, rode in the Pan Mass Challenge, a bicycle ride across Massachusetts whose proceeds raise money for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. This year, Seth set an incredibly ambitious goal — to raise $6,000. Through a combination of donations and software auctions, he met his goal. He’s […]

2007 Tour de France

Today, Michael Rasmussen, general classification leader (yellow jersey holder) of the Tour de France, was fired by his team for missing two drug tests this year. This marks the first time I’ve ever heard of when the race leader was removed from the event. The lead goes on to the Discover Channel Team’s Alberto Cantador. […]

Must Get Moving

As of today, I haven’t been on my bicycle in 198 days. I’m evaluating whether or not I’m a lapsed or former cyclist. I’ve been badly injured by cars and every other day in the local news is information about another cyclist getting mowed down by a motorist in the prime of their lives. Still, […]

One Year

One year ago today, I broke my face on the last metric century I attempted. Today, at Hollenbeck & Torrington in Sunnyvale, I crossed my 18,000th mile. I’m still trying to figure out how much more I want to ride. I have no goal this year. I’m really not feeling it that much this year.

On the Ground Again

Trying to muster my mileage again, after long periods of distraction and no desire to ride. Today, I thought I was in line to getting my 18,000th mile this week. The ride was mostly uneventful, all pathetically slow fifteen miles of it. Well, that is until my left cleat failed to hold my foot as […]

Home At Last

50 weeks ago today, I landed on my face in Menlo Park. A few days ago, I got a call from Bicycle Outfitter to let me know that the repairs on the bike I crashed, my beautiful Trek 520. It’s taken them a while. First, they had a shipping issue with the distributor of the […]

Giving Back Again

Last year around this time of year, I asked you all to donate to Seth Dillingham‘s ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge. I was having a great year last year and I already had 4,000 miles on my chart by the time July rolled around. In July this year, I rode about 80 miles. I just […]

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