Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Socks!

New Socks!

Socks are like T-shirts in that the investment is minimal, they can allow you a bit of fun expression and you can never really have too many of them. So following a long hiatus on socks ...

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Calling All Opinions

Calling All Opinions

It takes more than good intentions to make a great product. The instincts of a fortune teller are a good start, but failing a crystal ball, solid feedback from a trusted source is the way most ...

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2014 Giro d’Italia Wrap-Up

2014 Giro d’Italia Wrap-Up

For as entertaining as the first part of the Giro was, it’s hard to deny that the final week of racing was some of the most exciting Grand Tour racing anybody has seen in years. The Tour ...

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Friday Group Ride #221

Friday Group Ride #221

I didn’t ride with Jonathan on Sunday morning, as I normally might, so I wasn’t with him at 6:30am, flying down a hill out in Lincoln, the Garmin showing 30mph, when the deer grazing ...

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Stalking the Tiger

Stalking the Tiger

When stalking a tiger you would be best advised not to move too quickly, not to surprise the tiger. In the fine balance of risk to reward, approaching from the front is a bad idea. You should ...

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Proximity

Proximity

A jerk of shoulders, a pinch of brakes and a fresh sense of wind down your back—disaster averted yet again. Why do we ride so tight? But then, there’s no need to ask. From physics to ...

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Previewing Shimano’s XTR Di2

Previewing Shimano’s XTR Di2

Shimano can’t leave a good idea alone. If indexed shifting is good for road bikes, it must be good for mountain bikes. And if integrated control levers are good on expensive bikes, then ...

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Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

My friend Felipe, a proud Colombiano this week, tells me that the mountainous region 2014 Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana comes from is known for the quiet heartiness of its people who ...

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