Monthly Archives: August 2014

Friday Group Ride #230

Friday Group Ride #230

Is there a more important unimportant article of clothing than the sock? The poor, stupid sock, just a base layer for your feet, a sweat and odor absorbing sack of cloth, a thing that keeps you ...

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Meet Us in Deerfield (D2R2)

Meet Us in Deerfield (D2R2)

Padraig and I will both be in Western Mass/Southern VT tomorrow for the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee, better known as D2R2. Padraig will be riding a custom Seven all-terrain, travel bike, the ...

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How It Goes

How It Goes

The mornings are cool, the air heavy with dew, and the sun too low to burn it off. It strafes your arms as you roll along, puts the chill in you, hairs raised, a shiver running through your ...

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The Bike of the Future

The Bike of the Future

Author’s Note: I wrote a lengthy piece about the Oregon Manifest and the needs of the utility bike for Bike Hugger recently. I decided to boil it down and add a bit more now that the Oregon ...

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The Wheel Change

The Wheel Change

A bike race is rarely just a single race. Within even a single criterium, there are usually a multitude of races taking place. There’s the race the organizer has with the clock and the permit. ...

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Friday Group Ride #229

Friday Group Ride #229

I had a call from a shop in Alabama, a thick accent I recognized immediately. I grew up there, and though I haven’t lived there in 25 years, the way certain vowels stretch and bend has this ...

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