Monthly Archives: May 2011

In Fast Company

I’m partial to any occasion that gets people into a bike shop for a reason other than pure commerce. Bike shops have always been a part of my sense of community, even if that shop is 100 ...

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The Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Brand identity is a funny thing. When I was a kid, Ford represented the car my dad drove. Later, it came to stand for an American car I wouldn’t own even if you gave it to me. More recently it ...

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Friday Group Ride #69

Off-label-use in the pharmaceutical world refers to the practice of prescribing any drug for a purpose or to a patient other than for whom it was approved. The FDA can get a little hincky about ...

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Visiting the Giro

I’ve seen and reported on a lot of bike races over the years. Next to the Tour de France, the event I’ve most wanted to witness in person was the Giro. The reasons why are simple in my mind. ...

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Please Donate for Wouter

If my entry to the hereafter were arranged today, against my will, my wife and son would be against the wall. I’m simply not worth enough, dead or alive, to ensure them an easy future. Each ...

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Mortality

I have gambled with things that were not wholly my own to lose. Certainly when I was younger and invincible I would fly into city intersections with little concern for the color of the lights ...

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On the Death of Wouter Weylandt

A better way to remember Wouter Weylandt So it comes to this. Competition is the domain of life, an expression of all that is vital, a chance to tell the world who we are in the most visceral of ...

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The Independence Machine

My story is similar to your story, in content, if not geography. The bicycle was small and red, with white painted cranks and white plastic pedals to match its hard rubber tires. Metal seat. The ...

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Friday Group Ride #68

The Giro d’Italia starts Saturday, and this time out everything is BIG. The peloton, at 207 riders, is well beyond the normal size, as are the climbs (see Mt. Etna stage above), with seven ...

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Erba Cycles – The Future is Bamboo

Randall Levere stood in the middle of a playland set, a small section of the Meat-Packing District made up with cobbles, sod and a small cottage to resemble a quaint Hamptons retreat. Tommy ...

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