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Thoughts on 10 Years of Bicycling (Or Am I Still a Cyclist?)

Thoughts on 10 Years of Bicycling (Or Am I Still a Cyclist?)
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It was 10 years ago this summer that I got my first road bike, a Bianchi Eros I bought at Gran Fondo in Nashville on the urging of my good friend, Daniel. I started like a like a lot of…

On Getting from Donelson to Green Hills (and Back)

On Getting from Donelson to Green Hills (and Back)
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Before I changed jobs in October of 2014, I worked for Nashville Public Television in the Wedgewood/Houston area of Nashville. Even though I lived in a number of neighborhoods during my eight years at NPT, from Brentwood to 12South to…

Views from the New Commute

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In the five or so years that I’ve been bike commuting to work — I shoot for at least twice a week — I’ve come into the Wedgewood/Houston area by the Fairgrounds from Brentwood, 12South, West Nashville and Belle Meade.…

Chapter 16: Two Wheels and the Truth

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Chapter 16, the online literary magazine and service of Humanties Tennessee, has published a version of an essay first published here on Two Wheels and the Truth as “Person on a Bike.” It is published at Chapter 16 as “Two…

A Person on a Bike

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What if instead of cyclists, people saw us as people on bikes? Knowing I’d be holding Sophia in a few short miles made the strenuous, blind-curve, no-shoulder climb going north over Backbone Ridge on Sneed Road southwest of Nashville that…