Monthly Archives: June 2014

Co-Motion and Rolf Prima

Co-Motion and Rolf Prima

When I went to Eugene, Oregon, for the Oregon Gran Fondo I rode one of Co-Motion’s signature models, the Nor’Wester. I last rode a Co-Motion—the Espresso—in 1998. It was a dynamite ...

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Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

It used to be you could go to a trade show, show some stuff and your rep force would write down orders. And then they’d visit the dealers that didn’t go to Interbike and write a bunch ...

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The Oregon Gran Fondo

The Oregon Gran Fondo

Every now and then a good idea gets washed out. The New Romantic movement of New Wave music in the ’80s started off great and then went post-apocalyptic Road Warrior-style. Everyone started ...

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Ritchey Multi-Bit Torqkey

Ritchey Multi-Bit Torqkey

As happens on occasion, I’ll write a post and leave out a point I meant to make, some detail I thought of while out riding, and because I was riding, I couldn’t write it down. Back at ...

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Friday Group Ride #222

Friday Group Ride #222

My 7-year-old, a very reluctant cyclist who INSISTED on training wheels until I finally pulled them off and stashed them in the garage, learned to ride his bike. To see him riding away from the ...

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Portlandia: a Biker Town

Portlandia: a Biker Town

Portland, Oregon. Say it again, go on. Portland. Oregon. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Feels healthy to even utter the words, right? Do you feel more organic? Want to go get (another) tattoo? ...

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The Wiggins Dilemma

The Wiggins Dilemma

Bradley Wiggins has taken to the media to lament his omission from Sky’s Tour de France squad. Not yet mid-June and we have our first Tour de France drama. Oh thank heaven! So Wiggins gave ...

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Snake Oil

Snake Oil

The other night my wife decided to walk up to our corner convenience store to grab a drink—her latest favorite Vitamin Water. I asked her to bring back a Mexican Coke for me. What I didn’t ...

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