Monthly Archives: March 2016

Salvaging the Day

Salvaging the Day

We had made big plans, big goals—100 miles of dirt and road split 50/50, with 10,000 feet of climbing. Lofty stuff. We had our bikes ready, our minds prepared, our pockets packed and our ...

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Practical Transportation

Practical Transportation

A couple of years ago I was asked to write about the bikes created by a bunch of toney design teams for the Oregon Manifest. My comments were pointed and not, shall we say, the warmest. I chafe ...

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Bootie-licious

Bootie-licious

The bootie is a piece of gear so essential to winter riding that my inability to locate a pair in my dresser has caused me to skip a ride on more than one occasion. Trying to explain to my wife ...

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Friday Group Ride #303

Friday Group Ride #303

Sometimes it seems like the hardest thing, just to ride a bike. Working in the industry, I talk about bikes all day. I burrow down into their details. I research them and page through photos. I ...

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The Depths

The Depths

I predict that a kid just now entering the National Interscholastic Cycling Association will go on to pursue a doctorate in history. That young historian’s doctoral dissertation will ...

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The Paceline Podcast #9

The Paceline Podcast #9

The Paceline has some sore legs but satisfied souls after a weekend of competition. Race recaps from the True Grit Epic, Chileno-Grasshopper Adventure and a Kenda Cup XC race. Paris-Nice was full ...

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Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Look Cycles deserves credit for being one of the first European manufacturers to see the promise of carbon fiber and do more than dabble in it with a model or two. Their first carbon frame was ...

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

There are a number of locations around the world that transcend mere cycling hotbed and rise to the ranks of culturally significant, places so important to cycling they are part of the fabric of ...

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A Jersey for Noah

A Jersey for Noah

As a product reviewer, it’s rare that you encounter a single circumstance that can tell you everything you need to know about a product in order to write a complete, or at least competent, ...

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Friday Group Ride #302

Friday Group Ride #302

It is growing increasingly difficult to reconcile my chronological age with my mental state. At 44, I’m not yet old, but firmly past my physical peak. The things I could do on a bike in the ...

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