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THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

Fat bikes are a gateway drug…

Fat bikes are a gateway drug…

…to recreational enhancement cycling … or whatever. As the self-proclaimed inventor of beach fat biking (because there’s no snow in Wilmington, but a shit-ton of sand), as well as road-trail-beach mixed surface riding, it may seem hard to believe that I have abandoned Wilming-ton-o-sand for the mountains. More...

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017

A Brief History of Trails in the Cape Fear Region

A Brief History of Trails in the Cape Fear Region

Existing and defunct trails in the Cape Fear area (trails within a 2 hr drive from Wilmington): Blue Clay -- Active. More...

UPDATED BY SIR BIKES-A-LOT ON: JAN 30, 2017

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017

So long, suckers!

So long, suckers!

I have an announcement to make — I am moving. I am selling all my vast land holdings in Wilmington and purchasing vast land holdings near DuPont. More...

UPDATED BY SIR BIKES-A-LOT ON: JAN 8, 2017

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016

I can find a trail but I can't recognize a rapper

I can find a trail but I can't recognize a rapper

The other week I was in Greensboro for my son’s soccer tournament. My son loves to play soccer and run. More...

UPDATED BY SIR BIKES-A-LOT ON: NOV 22, 2016

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

If you find me on the road dead, please feed my remains to the sharks

If you find me on the road dead, please feed my remains to the sharks

When I got home from riding the other day, I immediately started working on my project restoring my dad’s old GT mountain bike from the eighties. More...

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

I'm back and it's not safe for work anymore...

I'm back and it's not safe for work anymore...

Sir Bikes-a-lot, world unfamous bike blogger, marginal rider of the bike cycle, returns from his hiatus to start ruining things again. More...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

Crap we did it again ... the 2016 FAC ride

Crap we did it again ... the 2016 FAC ride

This is the worst ride you can do around here. It's hot, it's long, and it's hard. It's also the best ride that you can do around here. More...

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Predawn ride, I pass my neighbor on a run. "Why are you riding a bike?" he asks. "Running gets you in shape faster." It's not about that. It's about how riding makes me feel. The speed. Leaning into gentle curves. Charging up hills. How strong my legs feel. Riding gets me fit. But that's just luck. I don't ride to get fit.

-R. Todd Barker


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