Monthly Archives: October 2010

CREE Halloween Bike Ride

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Early Christmas Present

“Hey, hey!” said my father. “I have a question real quick. How much was your new bike?” “Buh…” I said, buying time and squirming in embarrassment for how much I spent on something that, strictly speaking wasn’t strictly necessary, especially … Continue reading

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Lousy Weekend

I had a lousy personal weekend. I had a date with this awesome guy I was really excited about which went… really badly wrong. And not for me, for him. I messed it up. I feel so stupid. Then Sunday … Continue reading

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First Biking Event

On Saturday, I’ll be climbing into a blue fairy costume and going for a 31 mile bike ride. This may sound modest to all you real cyclists out there, but this will be the longest ride I will have ever … Continue reading

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Disaster!

True, all and out disaster struck this weekend… My bike’s been getting harder and harder to ride – shifting so badly (sometimes not at all) that I’ve picked my main gear and stayed in it for the last month or … Continue reading

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A Question of Style

So I mentioned that biking my commute and errands has a number of downsides – here’s a funny one. In order to ride in comfort, I own padded bike shorts, with a little chamois inside, designed to protect my bottom … Continue reading

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Yet Another Completely True Story

On my way home from school the other day, I was chased by a pack of wild dogs! … Well. It was one dog. It was a pack of wild dog. It’s owner had been walking it and when I … Continue reading

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The Hefty Cyclist

They call male cyclists who weigh 200 lbs or more “Clydesdales”, which I rather like. I’ve been bouncing around referring to myself as a Mini-Clydesdale for the last couple weeks… Being as I don’t weigh over 200 lbs but I’m … Continue reading

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On Cycling…

So with my ankle still being finicky (oh, fussy ankle) and my return to running progressing… not as I’d like it to, I decided to try my hand at biking. After braving the dark recesses of That Area Behind the … Continue reading

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