Monthly Archives: October 2016

Interbike Flavor

Interbike Flavor

Interbike draws all types. I won’t say it attracts all types, because that would imply that everyone who shows up is interested in being there. And the guys smoking (in a nonsmoking ...

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Interbike 2016, Part XI

Interbike 2016, Part XI

One of the tragedies of Interbike is that it used to be that when a dealer was considering switching lines, he (or she) would walk the show floor looking at the different lines before signing a ...

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Friday Group Ride #332

Friday Group Ride #332

There’s been a death in the family. I didn’t know him. He lived one town over from me. But, he rode his bike, commuted on it, a route I know well and have ridden more times than I ...

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The Event Bag, Reimagined

The Event Bag, Reimagined

For all the thought that gets put into baggage, it’s rare that anyone comes up with anything that is measurably better. I’m always looking down at my gear bag wondering what ...

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The Paceline Podcast #36

The Paceline Podcast #36

Padraig wraps up his trip around western Sonoma County with thousands of other riders. Levi’s GranFondo is always one big rolling party with a little pain sprinkled in. Fatty takes us ...

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Interbike 2016, Part X

Interbike 2016, Part X

I’m going to be honest and say that there was a time when I only got excited about a bike, component or accessory if it was something that was going to be a part of my riding life. Personal ...

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Fall

Fall

We call it crisp, as if the air itself were breakable, fragile as a crystal wine glass. But there’s something in the cool, something that cleaves, even when not frozen. There’s been a ...

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Interbike 2016, Part IX

Interbike 2016, Part IX

Every time I think I’ve hit all the really amazing stuff I saw, I realize there’s another set of photos I’ve yet to scour. People complain that the show was smaller, but it was ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Maybe it’s because I went in with an open mind, or maybe it’s because I’m getting older and I don’t process all that I see as quickly, but when I go back and scan the ...

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Friday Group Ride #331

Friday Group Ride #331

The job of the reviewer is a bit of devil’s bargain. If you like something, your readers wonder if you’ve been bought. You have to become familiar with the product as quickly as you ...

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