Monthly Archives: February 2016

Baby Food

Baby Food

Since Clif introduced its Organic Energy series, the energy-food-buying public has compared them to baby food. The comparison is as unavoidable as laughter during a Monty Python film. ...

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Rethinking the Vest

Rethinking the Vest

There’s not much to a vest, or gilet as the Brits like to call them. Why they need a French word for such on obvious thing, I’ll never understand. This is the very thing that makes so ...

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A Talk With Bill Holland, Part I

A Talk With Bill Holland, Part I

When you think about the veterans of frame building in the U.S., the names that turn up are mostly from the East Coast and the Midwest. The guys at ground zero on the East Coast were part of the ...

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Friday Group Ride #299

Friday Group Ride #299

A long time ago, we did a Group Ride on component allegiances. My idea back then was that components were like religions. Campy guys wouldn’t ride Shimano. Shimano guys thought Campy guys ...

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The Running Change

The Running Change

Two years ago I reviewed the Gore Oxygen Rain Jacket. It was an impressive display of technology and design. The fit was exemplary, meant for a slim rider who didn’t want to flap in the ...

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The Paceline Podcast #4

The Paceline Podcast #4

A member of the Paceline is under the weather but nonetheless on the show. Fatty, Padraig and Michael offer their thoughts on training and riding when the body says no. Hard to get away from the ...

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Membership Has Its Privileges

Membership Has Its Privileges

Say what you want about Rapha—too pricey, too plain, too road, too British—but give them credit; they’re high end and they’re not afraid to say it. Case in point, the Rapha retail stores that are ...

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If I Was 25

If I Was 25

As a rule, we don’t reprint press releases or do anything to promote ambassador programs, but for this, well, we all need some exceptions—Padraig.    The Blackburn Ranger program is ...

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The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball

The future is a funny thing. It comes whether we want it to or not. It brings things like our first bike, college graduation, sometimes marriage and kids. It also brings things like the flu, ...

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Winter PressCamp 2016, Part IV

Winter PressCamp 2016, Part IV

Winter Press Camp this year meant a return to my old stomping grounds, and a chance to ride Mulholland for the first time since last spring. Southern California was enjoying a respite from the ...

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