Monthly Archives: April 2017

Friday Group Ride #359

Friday Group Ride #359

It’s Padraig here; I’m pulling through for Robot, who is on the rivet with real-world duties. When I was a kid, I had three ways to learn about my hobbies: books, magazines and ...

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Paceline Podcast #65

Paceline Podcast #65

We got the band back together. Patrick is finally back from Japan and the Sea Otter Classic and tells tales of tiny roads, crazy descents and lots of hot water, not to mention a new mountain bike ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #10

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #10

After a hiatus due to excessive travel, we’re back. Patrick is back from Japan and has tales of hot water and tiny roads. And both Jake and Patrick are back from Monterey where Jake ...

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Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

That lead image is a bit odd, no? It requires a bit of explaining, and whatever you’re thinking it is, you are probably wrong. It is, in fact, the new waterproof sock from Showers Pass. ...

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On Quality

On Quality

Robert M. Pirsig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance passed away Monday at his home in southern Maine, at the age of 88. Pirsig was the author of only two books, Zen and ...

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Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part I

Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part I

If the Sea Otter Classic isn’t the biggest celebration of cycling in the world, I’d like to know what is. To the mix of mountain bike races—with everything from cross country to dual ...

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Friday Group Ride #358

Friday Group Ride #358

In the dream, I was early for the race. I leaned my bike against a wall with the other racers’ bikes and went upstairs, no up the escalator, to registration. I put my gear in a pile in a ...

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One Bike, Many Rides

One Bike, Many Rides

In the last year I’ve ridden 29-inch wheels, 27.5-inch wheels, 27.5-plus wheels and even 26-inch wheels. And I’ve ridden them all on a short loop I know intimately. Despite industry ...

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Paceline Podcast #64

Paceline Podcast #64

This week we talk vows—wedding vows and how they might be tested if one of you forgets your Camelbak. Patrick is back from Japan but at a bike launch for Marin Bikes while Fattie and Hottie hold ...

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