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Just a bunch of kids on bikes

I love this sport.
This whole cycling thing.
And there’s lots of reasons why.

Here’s one.

There are many amazingly wonderful, unique, quirky, kooky, fantastic people that I have met through riding. And there is no way in the world, that without cycling, I would have ever met those people. Our lives, outside of cycling, are otherwise so different. Were it not for our love of pedaling on two wheels, our paths would have never crossed.

And so, my world of friends, is richer in texture, because I ride a bike.


Last night, I got to see my longtime riding bud, Kenny, play a short gig of his Basement 3 work. I have known Kenny for, oh…how long Kenny? 5 years? (Holy crap really?) And last night was the first time I have seen him, not as Kenny my crazy singlespeeding pal who makes me do silly things, but as Kenny the musician. The fiercely talented, complex, lyrical musician. What a treat.

I love meeting people on bikes. And for a time, knowing them simply as the person I ride bikes with. Like kids, playing, no need for formal introductions, just ride. And then, learning about who they are and what they do and what they think and what they dream.

And then to go back and ride bikes some more.

December 22nd, 2005 / 12 Comments » / by sabine

Memo issued

Crap, now my phone is ringing off the hook. I am going to ignore the persistent ringing and waste company time by posting this instead.

Why does this read like a eugoogily? I didn’t die for crying out loud.

“Sabine Dukes, our General Accounting Manager, has announced that she will be leaving Granite in late December.

Sabine has made many contributions in the six years she has been with Granite. During that time she has dealt with the impact of substantial growth in volume and complexity of our business, all the while ensuring that the element of fun remained a staple in her department. She will be sorely missed by those of us who work with her”

Lookout Foxy accountants, I am bringing a big ol box of fun to your department.

November 29th, 2005 / 17 Comments » / by sabine