Monthly Archives: April 2016

Think Big

Think Big

The SpeedX Leopard is a new bike for which you’ve probably seen ads in social media. It’s the subject of the biggest, most successful bike-related Kickstarter campaign in history; ...

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The Paceline Podcast #14

The Paceline Podcast #14

The UCI puts the brakes on disc brakes in the pro peloton. The Paceline goes over the claim of one rider that is at the center of this reversal and the lack of spine within the power structure of ...

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Fragile

Fragile

I’m a statistic. I’m male. I’m white. I’m left handed. I’m a cyclist. I’m a writer. I could go on. I’m a former musician who for reasons clear to no one, ...

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Silly Fun

Silly Fun

The bike industry’s annual spring trade show just ended. The Sea Otter Classic may have started as a celebration of bike racing, but it’s a good deal more than that now. The racing ...

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The Debacle

The Debacle

Back in the 1990s the Union Cycliste Internationale decided it was time for riders to start wearing helmets. The riders reacted with a strike and the UCI backed down. They waited before taking ...

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On Innovation

On Innovation

I didn’t want pizza. It didn’t matter to me that my father, grandfather, uncle and two cousins were all going to have pizza. It didn’t matter to me that the way you buy pizza ...

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Friday Group Ride #307

Friday Group Ride #307

Climbing. Going up hill. Let’s all put on leotards and go hurt ourselves! Honestly, it’s ludicrous. Cycling. Is it really any different than any other cult, like the Hare Krishnas, ...

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Michelin Revamps Their Rubber

Michelin Revamps Their Rubber

A few weeks ago I received a heads-up that Michelin was about to unleash a whole new series of tires, called Power. They were going to ditch the Pro series of tires in favor of a new rubber ...

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