Category Archives: cycling

Breaking the rules of the Maah Daah Hey: how Not to mountain bike the Badlands

There are rules to mountain biking the Maah Daah Hey trail in the Badlands of North Dakota. Here are four of the most important ones. • If it’s raining, do not ride the trail. • If it rained anytime in … Continue reading

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When a road beckons… A summer of biking and books

On a recent Saturday morning bike ride in the Catskills, I got to a fork in the road and paused. To the right was the paved country road I had planned to take. It wound up through some very picturesque … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Day in the Badlands . . . if you can keep your bike upright

The front wheel wobbled in front of me in the narrow dirt and rock track. There was only an inch or two of clearance—or so it seemed—between the thick rubber tire and the sides of the track. The wheel in … Continue reading

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A very good, bad day : cycling through the Olympic decision

At twelve noon a Sunday or so ago, I was in Flushing, Queens. And, no, not at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Serena and Victoria slugfest would not start until later. No, I was slugging it out … Continue reading

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one small step for lance

Did anyone else feel like they hit a pothole and were thrown over the handlebars when they heard about Lance Armstrong last week? As you probably know by now, he announced that he would not fight the doping charges that … Continue reading

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