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DFL

Dead. Fucking. Last. I joke about that. Have, at least. Right before the whistle blew or the counter said, “Go,” I’d joke and say, “DFL is better than DNF.” Dead Fucking Last is better than Did Not Finish. I laughed it off because I never thought that’d be me. When my teammates or people I…

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Inked Knees

Two weekends ago I laid on a table, knees dangling, back arching for seven hours to get my knees tattooed. If I wasn’t a cyclist, I don’t think my body or my mind would have had the stamina to last. In seven hours, I can ride 100 miles unassisted. This was a different pain but…

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Learning the Velodrome

Imagine being on a fixed-geared bike on a velodrome track, knowing that if you tried to stop pedaling, you’d flip over your handlebars and probably hurt yourself pretty good. That’s what Chris told us as he taught us how to ride on the velodrome track with our fixed-geared bikes. The sun radiated off the track…

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