• Response to
    “PezCyclingNews: Music to My Ears”

    Recently on PezCyclingNews.com, Dr. Stephen Cheung posted a short a study of the benefits of music on cycling. He began by pointing out: Music is an elemental and integral form of human expression… And since the advent of portable music devices, they have increasingly become a part of the athlete’s …

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  • Music of the Gears

    Frankly, I like to listen to music… on and off the bike. I’ve been a musician and avid cyclist for the majority of my life, and the two have gone hand-in-hand all along the way.  I’ve learned a lot about mixing the two; sometimes the easy way, and sometimes the …

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  • Musycling

    I tore open the gift, unwrapping the heavy, box-like object quickly. One glance at the title and I knew what it was – the book I’d asked for for Christmas. Smiling, I thanked my parents. My brothers asked me what it was, and I held it up displaying the title …

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  • Jens Voigt: The Example

    From Wikipedia: Sportsmanship (or sometimes sportspersonship) is an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one’s competitors.   Highlight reels of Stage 10 of this year’s Tour de France include the surprisingly large …

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  • Strava Segments

    This morning, I spotted a post on facebook in which a Strava user (who I will call Rider) expressed his frustration/anger at having one of the segments he created flagged as hazardous.  It got me thinking.  Here are a few excerpts from his emails to Strava: RIDER: This segment was …

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GARAGE SALE

Below is a list of new and used bike parts that I am currently selling. Where possible, I’ve included a picture of the actual item, the current retail price, and a link to the manufacturer’s website for details. SRAM 2014 Force – Front Derailleur [NEW – in Box] SOLD SRAM …

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Skills: Looking & Seeing

Our eyes are magnificent contraptions.  They take in enormous amounts of information that our minds can process in fractions of a second (faster with experience, slower when distracted). At the center of our gaze, the image is clear and sharp (think: HD).  As an object moves farther into our peripheral …

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Long Road Ahead

In January of 2010, I was not on form. After a long time away from the bike (and an even longer break …

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Dichotomy: The Professional

We’re on the edge of our seats. The peloton has been whittled down to a handful of riders. The air is thick …

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Too Late to Lose Weight

Though we’ve all grown up with the cliché “it’s never too late to [whatever],” we all know that in some cases… it …