grofjardanhazy:

Self-Protection on a Cycle – How you may Best Defend Yourself when Attacked by Modern Highwaymen, Showing how you should Act when Menaced by Footpads, when Chased by another Cyclist, and when Attacked under various other Circumstances; showing, also, how the Cycle may be used as a Weapon

by Marcus Tindal

in: Pearson’s Magazine, v.5 no.4, April 1901

adventures in bike repair

well just tried to true my wheel and thanks to both my crappy tool and the crappy nipples (heh) i’ve made it worse with no way to fix it.

Now I am going to google translate how to ask for the strongest wheel ever made in Macedonia in Macedonian.

Look at me running! How fast! How graceful!

Running the Marathon

Last year I ran my first half marathon. It was so much fun that I decided to torture myself again and last Sunday I embarked on a 2+ hours on a too-warm spring day in the flattest city in the country. It was amazing.

 

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therewerebikes:

I’m so excited for the half marathon tomorrow that all I want to do is run to calm myself down!

So I just realized that I was a bit anxious cos I didn’t have my race package. Looks like another trip to Skopje…

I’m so excited for the half marathon tomorrow that all I want to do is run to calm myself down!

I rode my bike to school/work for the first time this year the other day. It was magical: leaving the house an hour later than I wanted to carrying a bag way too big with my bike and looking like a dweeb.

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really really excited. i’m talking about a whole bunch of camping and bike riding for this summer. i cannot sit still and focus. i need a to do list. i need a second job to have a good vacation. i need to take a deep breathe and go for a bike ride.

ridepdw:

Truth.

ridepdw:

Truth.

Today I went for a run with Kelly. Whenever she comes to town, we end up hitting the road (so ok, this is the second time). She used to run in high school and college and generally kicks ass. I normally run alone and it’s pretty cool. Or I do run with my site mate and we meet up until he doesn’t have the patience to slow down that much and then I just trail behind him for a while and then he turns and races back home. I’m pretty ok with how this works.


Running with Kelly though, means running WITH her.

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