Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pulling Through

Pulling Through

The Road to Hell is Narrow and Cobbled One year ago this week, I was in Belgium. It essentially was a press junket – a collective invitation from Flanders tourism and Eddy Merckx to visit the ...

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Letting Cooler Heads Prevail

Letting Cooler Heads Prevail

I’ve been a cyclist for almost 30 years. For 18 of those years I’ve lived and ridden in the greater LA metropolis. In all that time only one change has made me feel safer as a cyclist—the passage ...

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Friday Group Ride #256

Friday Group Ride #256

I wound my way up Sommerset, chasing an appliance repair man in his juddering van. Sommerset was a crappy road before the winter robbed it of its top coat, the snow plows excavating last ...

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Fighting a Helmet Law

Fighting a Helmet Law

Maybe for the enthusiast it’s just obvious. Maybe because we do things that others simply can’t, we see no other option. We dive for corners, sprint for city limits, aggressively descend a local ...

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Bell Star Pro Helmet

Bell Star Pro Helmet

Of the many investments you can make in aero equipment, there’s little that can beat the aero helmet in terms of dollar to speed. Truly, only shaving your legs offers as great a gain for ...

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Kaena Point

Kaena Point

After rounding the bend, the last apartment building on the Waianae Coast shrinking behind me, the wind drove the spray from a breaking wave into the air, across the road. The cool washed over ...

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The Giant TCX SLR 1

The Giant TCX SLR 1

As I rounded the bend in the trail, I noticed the singletrack tilt upward at an angle that was going to require a compromise of some sort. The intersection of that grade, a 36×28 low gear ...

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Friday Group Ride #255

Friday Group Ride #255

The prompt was: July 4th at the North Pole, so Ian wrote, “A crazy clown was being chased by Bigfoot in the mountains.” But then he was stuck. Most eight-year-olds don’t ...

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POC Octal with MIPS

POC Octal with MIPS

I have this dream of being on Jeopardy in full kit and it’s my turn at the board. Simply Sweden for $200 Alex. Answer: The chain furniture store that sells $.50 hot dogs. What is Ikea? Correct ...

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