Monthly Archives: September 2016

Interbike 2016, Part I

Interbike 2016, Part I

Among the many strange truths that emerge when one works in the bike industry is how my colleagues and I all use our universal detestation of Las Vegas as a kind of proof to demonstrate our ...

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Break Point

Break Point

Years ago I wrote a piece about the unlikelihood of cyclists being able to walk in a bike shop and purchase exactly the same bike that the pros race. I wrote that piece again a few years back. I ...

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The Bike You Always Wanted

The Bike You Always Wanted

It’s not a stretch to say there are few among us who don’t dream of owning one of those custom creations displayed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, better known as NAHBS. ...

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Friday Group Ride #329

Friday Group Ride #329

I set out by myself after my last two friends texted me their regrets. Normally that would be a recipe for feet-up couchtime. I’m not the best at rolling with altered plans. Some might even ...

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Euro-Style Shopping

Euro-Style Shopping

Shortly after I arrived in the Lugano suburb of Paradiso I walked out of my hotel and headed for the lake shore. A path rings it, allowing relaxing pedestrians, skaters and cyclists to look upon ...

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The Paceline Podcast #33

The Paceline Podcast #33

We hang out in the feed zone to see what it takes to do a proper hand up. Padraig and Michael offer their experiences on both the receiving and giving end of a feed. Specialized has made some ...

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Kissing GPS

Kissing GPS

The first time I bought a bike computer I had to take a piece of string and follow the circumference of my bike tire and then place that piece of string on a yard stick to figure its exact ...

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Ritual II

Ritual II

There’s a magnet on my refrigerator of Michaelangelo’s Tondo Doni. It’s a terrible trivialization of what is one of the great works of art in the world. In it, Joseph is seen handing Christ as a ...

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Padraig Talks to Tropical MBA

Padraig Talks to Tropical MBA

For a few months now I’ve been listening to a podcast called the Tropical MBA. It’s aimed at entrepreneurs and spends an unusual amount of time discussing podcasting, so you might say ...

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