Monthly Archives: October 2011

Friday Group Ride #90

After flogging my road bikes around town all summer and early fall, the change in the weather has me thinking about the perfect everyday bike. Of course, where you live has a lot to do with what ...

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Focus Izalco Pro, Part II

Read Part I here. On a detail-by-detail basis the Izalco is perhaps one of the more unusual bikes I’ve ever seen. All of the cables (except for the front brake) are routed internally. The ...

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Focus Izalco Pro, Part I

Focus is one of those bike brands that has fascinated me since they first appeared on my radar five or so years ago. The company is more than 15 years old and was started by a German PRO mountain ...

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The Spy Alpha

I got quite the shock this past summer when I noticed during a visit to Giro’s web site that all the eyewear was gone, save a few pair of goggles. Specialized dittoed around the same time. ...

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Dissonant

The facts of my past include a host of nouns that people used to define me. Altar Boy. Skateboarder. Drummer. Boy Scout. Slacker. Cyclist. Writer. Each of those identities were just conduits for ...

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Friday Group Ride #89

We received the news this week that Geox, the Italian shoe company, elected at the very last moment to remove their financial backing of Mauro Gianetti’s Geox-TMC pro team. Joe Lindsey did ...

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The 2012 Tour de France Route

The 2012 Tour de France route has been announced and ASO calls it a balanced route. Before I get to why I think that’s hogwash, I need to explain why RKP has been silent the last few days. ...

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Friday Group Ride #88

A 1980s Slim Chance by Chris Chance One of my co-workers showed me a magazine photo of a 7-11 rider, Davis Phinney, on a Huffy. The year was 1987. The bikes were white and red, and the builder ...

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