Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Series Kits

I learned about Pearl Izumi in 1990 from a sales rep who walked into the bike shop I worked at to give us a technical presentation on their cycling apparel. To this day I don’t recall ...

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The Blackburn Rangers

My first serious road bike was a Specialized Expedition. It was a take-n0-prisoners touring bike meant for people disinclined to leave a forwarding address. It was a bike for people with ...

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Chief of Endurance

GU Brand Ambassador Yuri Hauswald got me an update on how Brian Vaughn is doing at the Colorado Trail Race. He rolled in to Copper Mountain Sunday afternoon around 2:30. This was some 17 ...

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Friday Group Ride #177

Faulkner said, “I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it,” which is another way of saying that writing is less about a pen scratching against a ...

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The Fast Freddie Foundation

Tuesday morning I drove up to the East Bay to take part in an event promoting Fred “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez’ upcoming gran fondo. The event was held at his community space, ...

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Thoughts on Electric Bikes, Part I

When I was at the Specialized Global Press launch recently, I attended a presentation on the Specialized electric bike called the Turbo. I also had a chance to ride one. The experience of riding ...

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Brian’s CTR Adventure

  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, “So Cool, So Psycho,” Brian Vaughn, the Chief Endurance Officer of GU is undertaking the Colorado Trail Race. This event sounds so ...

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So Cool, So Psycho

Brian Vaughn and Yuri Hauswald (l-r) Every now and then you encounter the perfect intersection between athlete and event. Consider Eddy Merckx and his seven victories at Milan-San Remo. The guy ...

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