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Kevin Cross
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Stanktaint™ ANALysis™ Power Meter
Stanktaint ™  power system is pleased to announce a completely new, completely novel, completely advanced human-based power measurement system. All other power systems either use (a) strain gauges (in pedals, cranks, crankarms, wheel hubs) or (b) everything...

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As of Yet Unharmed
Everyone was in an accident today. Every single person you know: was struck by a car; went down on a tree root; was thrown ass over tea kettle by a curb; was smacked by a tree branch that decided, on a windless day, to finally detach itself and fall; slippe...

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Disintegration Loops and TUEs
A moment on the front porch eating oatmeal with my son and noticing water on the grass we'd planted: Process: Ripped the dry and hard earth open with a hoe and he digging with a little grandma hand rake, Opened the bag of loam from Home Depot, sprinkled it ...

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All Its Glory: Commuting on the Electra Townie
Herb, fred, pathlete--I now proclaim myself. Since school started I commute 20 miles each day on this, my wife's Electra Townie: Except it sports an iBert childseat and rear rack with panniers. I'm in a total state of angst about it. Out of my element. If t...

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Foods to Carry: Uncle Pappy's Guide to On-Bike Eating and Drinking
Foods to carry for long rides: 1. Gravy: yes, gravy. Loads of calories, plenty of the right kind of fat. Also, metaphoric punch, as in, having eaten everything you got on you and in your bike's food locker (see Diamondback AeroPantry, below), you can say, "...

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Merckxx's Mistress
An adaption of David Markson's mesmerizing Wittgenstein's Mistress . In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the streets. Huy! Huy! Huy Certain of the messages would say. Or Ventoux. Naturally, they could only say that when I was in Belgium or France...

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On 2016: Thoughts on David Foster Wallace and EM Forster
“Because a thing is going strong now, it need not go strong for ever,” [Margaret] said. “This craze for motion has only set in during the last hundred years. It may be followed by a civilization that won’t be a movement, because it will rest upon the earth....

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Page Valley Road Race: A Fred's Thoughts
It was lap two at Page Valley Road Race and someone was turning the screws at the front and I felt the field elongate and grow silent and the sound of blood urging, eyes crossing, cadence slowing--our miserable death throes as we, all too soon, dropped. Tha...

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Profiles in Pathletes: #1
What have I learned from being a parent? Have I learned about life? Yeah, I know all about life. There it went. -- Overheard The course of this life, the one I am in now, began with a bike ride, my old commute, along the canal. Through the yawning tunnel of...

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ON YOUR LEFT: A Road Cyclist's Introduction to Being The Change You Want to See on the Crescent Trail
A police officer stops a drunk man on the street.   Officer: How are you doing this evening, sir?   Drunk: Officer, I think somebody stole my car.   Officer: Where did you last see it?   Drunk: Right at the end of this key.   Officer: Alright, buddy, why do...
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