Monthly Archives: January 2017

Old Caz 2017

Old Caz 2017

As we rounded the turn my tires slid on the combination of soft soil and fallen leaves. I steered into the slide, held my breath for a moment and then got on the pedals. The rush that sent ...

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The Value of Experience

The Value of Experience

I hear about new bike brands a couple of times a year. Nine times out of ten they are too undercapitalized to amount to much. I’ve got mad sympathy for them because I’ve spent enough ...

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Friday Group Ride #346

Friday Group Ride #346

My college girlfriend (now my wife) suffered through hours of standing around in record stores, waiting for me as I thumbed through the badly organized vinyl, seeking treasure. Then there were ...

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The Paceline Podcast #52

The Paceline Podcast #52

Padraig has migrated south for the winter .. Winter Press Camp that is. He has the latest and greatest in road and gravel, including an eye-catching bike from a new company with a new approach to ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Welcome to a new podcast we are launching, called the Redwood Empire Pedalcast. The Pedalcast is a regional podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California. We figured that the area is rich ...

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That Day

That Day

I still think about that day. I get to use such an inspecific term as “that” to refer to the day that I nearly killed myself because it has taken on that kind of significance in my ...

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Chill Ride

Chill Ride

Remember when you were ten and it would rain? As soon as the rain would stop, you’d hook up with friends on bikes and rip through every mud puddle in the neighborhood. The dirtier the water, the ...

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One Bike, All Conditions, Part II

One Bike, All Conditions, Part II

For Part I, click here. What the smart folks think How good an idea is TwinLoc? Consider that among the many features that Shimano built into their MTB version of their Di2 is the ability to use ...

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Friday Group Ride #345

Friday Group Ride #345

This Group Ride is about Lance Armstrong, sort of. I’m telling you now, so you can unplug, log-off, go rider your bike if that topic turns you off. I’m writing about Lance, because an ...

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The Paceline Podcast #51

The Paceline Podcast #51

Fatty needs a detective. He is having a problem with theft. Someone is taking bike clothes from the Fatty household. It’s a Lycra whodunnit and it maybe an inside job. Michael is back on ...

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