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Cycling, mountains, Memory

The Super Walker

by Jace Cooke

Boulder — The plan: climb 2500 feet on pavement for the privilege of climbing 1500 on dirt. Now turn around and climb 1000 more home. On a singlespeed. How hard could it be? [27:00] I’m out of the saddle, I have been for some time. Most of the 5 miles up Flagstaff will keep me standing. After mile 3 there’ll be no sitting until the summit. The trick is self-hypnosis. With movement and breathe you can for...

Outdoors, mountains, Cycling

Being Mortal in the Mountains

by Jace Cooke

Boulder — Start early. Go slow. Bring layers. Expect change: in the weather, the terrain, yourself. Try new positions. Develop a rhythm. Talk to yourself. Hydrate. When the going’s easy, go a little eas...

Cycling, Self

7 weeks & 1000 miles

by Jace Cooke

Boulder — Or an average of 1.55 hours / day on the bike since moving west. Hill climbs, group rides, lunch rides, dirt rides, recovery rides, mountain pass descents in stinging rain, aimless wiggles down farm ...

Cycling, sunday morning, Winter

Sunday morning ride, with added frost.

by Paul Capewell

Milton keynes — This was a pretty excellent ride, despite the cold weather. It’s a route I know well, so I just followed my nose. Very little traffic - in fact just the odd car, a few walkers, and one or two other c...

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