Category Archives: Reflections

Lessons from an eventful 2011

Lesson 1: Expect the unexpected It was the end of February. I was sitting down in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by strangers. Someone was holding a cloth to my forehead and asking ┬ámy name and if I knew what had … Continue reading

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Why do we ride in the rain?

Maybe it’s the triumph of optimism over experience that makes me persist in going out on wet mornings when even the most optimistic reading of the weather forecast offers no encouragement. Today was a case in point. We were promised … Continue reading

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Spring weather and summer bikes

There’s something about the first weekend of March. Somehow common sense goes out of the window and the best bike just has to make its appearance. A few days before, I start to tinker with the brakes, check the chain … Continue reading

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