New Outside Column!

It’s Friday! I give you all permission to shirk whatever responsibilities you may have and go for a ride–but only after you read my latest column for outdoor media behemoth Outside:

It’s one part Grant Petersen propaganda and one part an attempt to reconcile my own increasing predilection for comfortable bicycles by adding them to the performance bike canon, but I stand by it.

The above notwithstanding, since I’ve been riding less than I like this week I plan to funnel miles down my throat today by riding a road bike. See, when I’m nicely topped-up I ride in a dignified manner, but when I’m not I revert to Fred Mode and go at it like a competitor at a speed-eating contest. This is what road riding look like to me now:

And yet I still partake in it, go figure.

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