Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday Group Ride #86

Tiso says it has electronic shifting in the works … Let’s see what’s on my list. The winter is coming, and I’m going to need pieces and parts to deal with it. I need a new ...

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Just What Is Road Feel?

The Felt F1 When I review a bike, I tend to hit the “road feel” aspect of a bike’s ride pretty hard. I’ve done it enough and gotten enough subsequent questions about just what I mean and what I ...

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Cervelo S5 First Ride

The last few weeks have been crazy enough that I’ve got a few different bike posts I’d planned to have up before Interbike that, well, I’m just now getting around to. Oops. To some degree these ...

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Muscle Memory

The saying “it’s like riding a bike” is one of those adages that we, as cyclists, are prone to feeling pride for. It’s as if we have placed something unforgettable on an altar. The greater truth ...

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Friday Group Ride #85

Thor Hushovd was having a crappy year as world champion until the Tour de France rolled around. He failed to win any of the spring classics, and publicly questioned the tactics of his ...

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Cream of Courage

Every now and then you slip down the rabbit hole and aren’t even aware how it happened. Last fall, Byron from Bike Hugger referred a tweet to me in which the Twitterer asked just what ...

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At the Edges

They say an addict can’t begin to recover until he or she hits rock bottom. Read the literature. It’s full of the tales of men and women who have stared into the abyss, who’ve ...

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Interbike Favorites

I saw a great number of items I was very excited to get on and ride. The new Zipp 303 topped my list. But before I get into that I need to make a disclosure: I wrote this year’s Zipp ...

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Interbike, Day 3 (or so)

For all the talk of electronic shifting at this year’s Interbike, the overwhelming winner was Shimano’s Ultegra group. My media contacts confessed a few weaknesses in the Dura-Ace ...

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