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    My first bicycle. Well, not my first. But my first that was higher than a foot off the ground. Itís an Atala Gran Prix. Bobbe bought it for me from SDS Bicycle Shop on Palisades Avenue. Thatís up in The Heights, a section of Jersey City.

    Story is I didnít want a bicycle. I wanted a car. But ended up with a bicycle. I had this friend in Bayonne, Jim Farmer. He rode his bicycle around all the time. It was a one-speed coaster brake thingy with a basket on the front.

    There was an air of cool that enveloped the space he occupied. No matter where we were, at the park, or at a St. Andrews dance, or the diner. No one else I knew then rode a bicycle, or was so cool. Maybe if I rode one I could be cool too.

    In 1970 there were no Dettos. No Gianni or Sergal. No deer skin chamois. My uniforms came from places like Hudson Army & Navy at 13th and Third. Adidas sneakers. I wore a smirk often. Always trying to be cooler than the day before. That hasnít changed.

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    Have you written an autobiography? I would buy a paper one.
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    The season begins. Last March I was doing three hour rides several times a week. This year my bicycle hasnít moved an inch for at least three months. It rolled forward today.

    When I say season I don't mean racing. That chapter of my life is done and dusted. I've embraced the Slow Food equivalent of riding. No cadence checks. No distance logs.

    I like looking around. Seeing everything I missed before that fateful day in October 2019. It's all about paying attention. Stopping when I want. Not caring when I'm passed.

    The first pedal of 2021 was to the liquor store. I grabbed a six pack of Long Trail. The Angry Gnome IPA. In bottles. I'll be a glass guy until there's no more glass around.

    I won't drink beer from a can unless it's offered up by a pal. I only do it to be polite. It's getting difficulter and difficulter to stick to my guns. I don't like unsticking my guns.

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    Cool Richard, I hope all is well.

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    It's nice to live in the moment.

    Better than having the moment dictate living.

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    On Wednesday I did the beer run marking the beginning of my 2021 season. Since then Iíve kitted up and done two rides totaling five hours.

    My observation (so far) is that despite my inflated opinion of myself, while my mind might be that of a 32 year old, my legs disagree with my mind.

    If I keep riding, everything connected to this project I call my life will be 32 years old in three weeks. Except for what it says on my driverís license. Ha.

    Juan Ponce de Leůn missed the memo. Itís not about eternal youth. Age matters little. Itís about attitude. Mine is strong and exercised daily.

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    loss of control
    vertical hold broken
    horizontal hold broken
    control of loss

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    and then there are the days when three hours seems like a lunch ride. or a run to the post office. or the hardware store. why are some rides so easy so damn efficient so free from worrying about the cog iím in while others are all second guessing Ďn shit. a rhetorical question. was rolling it today. had good thoughts. couldaí finished my memoir if only there was a dictation machine on my back. today was swell. ride perfect. weight perfect. dinner perfect. prefer scotch to bourbon six ways to sunday. three hours. mine. irene adler. know when you are beaten.

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    That is one salty cap.

    Guess I'm not the only one with prodigious headsweat...

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    one hundred and twenty minutes was once a decent ride
    now itís a decent ride but for all the reasons that are not
    the same ones as they once were

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    “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”

    ~ Coco Chanel




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    Good design is achieved not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away. Or something.

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    …and what is it about The Dark Side that one finds so compelling?
    Is it a fascination with truly new and different experiences, attitudes, mores?
    Or is it a reflection of something already extant within one’s true self that recognizes a fellow traveler?
    Dunno.
    In my public high school everyone was striving to be cool & coolness came in multiple flavors.
    On the other hand, we were all pretty ignorant teens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    …and what is it about The Dark Side that one finds so compelling?
    Is it a fascination with truly new and different experiences, attitudes, mores?
    Or is it a reflection of something already extant within one’s true self that recognizes a fellow traveler?
    Dunno.
    In my public high school everyone was striving to be cool & coolness came in multiple flavors.
    On the other hand, we were all pretty ignorant teens.
    I was fifteen. It was the late 1960s. I was an only child living in a brick row house being raised by a single mother who worked two jobs minimum while trying to get a diploma at the local state college.

    We all have different parts to play, Matthew, and we should all be allowed to play them.

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    We definitely date ourselves when we refer to ďshop classĒ, right? Shop classes and drafting classes helped steer me to an engineering career, but shop class areas as we knew them in high schools are long abandoned and if a kid is going to work with his/her hands as well as their brains, they are now shipped out to a tech school and labeled as a non-academic. Shop areas are now called Fab Labs MakerspaceÖCAD stations, 3D printers, milling machines, drones, video conference cameras. Fabs Labs are the place where the geeks now hangÖlike my youngest, who graduates next year as a mechanical engineer. The space served its purpose in his case, but he wasnít shipped off site in HSÖI feel for those kids.
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    itís one ride whether iím on this thing or not. long or short, itís the same ride.
    and no matter how many times i lift this thing up and point it forward i never
    leave and i never get there.

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    brian wilson has his room.
    i have my bench.
    it's where i feel whole and protected.
    and untouched by the noise.
    everyone needs wants a safe haven.
    this bench is mine.













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    pain
    is not touching my bicycle for five days and then doing my three hour ride in three hours

    joy
    is not touching my bicycle for five days and then doing my three hour ride in three hours

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    Man, you couldn't push it and sprint out a 2:59 for a three hour ride? Oh My. Next you will try and break an hour for the hour record or something.

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