Monthly Archives: January 2017

One Bike, All Conditions, Part I

One Bike, All Conditions, Part I

When I think about what makes a great road bike, I tend to like the same qualities on the flat, going up a hill or going down a hill. So long as the bike handles well and responds the way I want ...

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How To Be a Hero

How To Be a Hero

Back in 2013, a contact of mine with Blackburn told me about this program they had, a bunch of empowered riders who were taking in some of the iconic touring routes, like riding the Pacific ...

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A Zwift Use of Time

A Zwift Use of Time

This winter I’ve been riding a Wahoo Kickr and using Zwift to inspire my rides. I was at the launch for Zwift a couple of years ago and found the promise of the system to be compelling. And ...

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Friday Group Ride #344

Friday Group Ride #344

I have an odd relationship with cycling technology. In the middle ’90s I worked with a small software group in the shadow of MIT focused on developing virtual reality exercise bikes. ...

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Trapped: a Story of Winter

Trapped: a Story of Winter

During the winter of 1995 I got a VHS cassette in the mail. You, our readers, are, generally speaking, old enough not to need explanations of “VHS” or “cassette,” I hope. ...

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The Paceline Podcast #50

The Paceline Podcast #50

One of the first interviews on The Paceline was with Velofix. The mobile bike shop company was just getting started. In matter of months, Velofix and the concept of roaming bike repair facilities ...

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Wired for Sound

Wired for Sound

This past summer, as I was heading home from a mountain bike ride, I rolled into the bike lane from the park. As I pedaled I was digging some 1980s rock when a contractor’s white pickup ...

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Who Won in the WBR Grand Slam?

Who Won in the WBR Grand Slam?

This post is going to come as a shock to some people. A really amazingly good shock for a few, and a less-good shock to others. Because I’m about to list who won in the WBR Grand Slam. And ...

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The Secret Handshake

The Secret Handshake

I struggle in crowds. Masses of people make me uncomfortable. It’s an odd admission for someone who used to play in rock bands before rooms full of people. Even odder that I would go to ...

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