Monthly Archives: December 2013

Book Review: Life in the Slipstream

Every Christmas my mother buys me a book. We are book people, and the gift is a great way to reconnect with each other over the words that have knit us together since I was a kid raiding her ...

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A Trademark Debacle

I’m with my family in Hawaii, theoretically on vacation. I say theoretically because I’ve been at my keyboard and on the phone far more than I promised my wife I would be. And the ...

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Friday Group Ride #196

When you just stand there in the basement or garage admiring your bike as it hangs clean and tuned in the stand. When you hammer over the top and drop down the cassette and hit the front side of ...

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Book Review: The Elite Bicycle

Coffee-table books about handmade steel frames have become a bona fide category within cycling books. The latest to join the market is “The Elite Bicycle” by Gerard Brown and Graeme ...

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The Hampsten Gavia Shirt

A bit more than six months ago I had an idea. This happens to me all the time and usually no one gets hurt. Normally, I have ideas that are best executed in prose and then I sit down and bang ...

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The After Life

Red light. My brakes howl, openly challenging my timidity. Right foot down as the bike stops. Penned up cars and trucks inches from my front wheel tremble and roar, waiting to pounce. The light ...

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