Monthly Archives: May 2017

So Wrong It’s Right

So Wrong It’s Right

We say not to judge a book by its cover. It’s an admonition not to jump to a conclusion, or several of them. I’ve learned not to do that with shifting systems, tires, helmets and, ...

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Big Stones, Little Rocks

Big Stones, Little Rocks

When I went to visit Allied Cycle Works, I had some idea what I’d see. I knew I’d see carbon fiber frame production, some offices and a paint booth, at minimum. I wasn’t really ...

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Friday Group Ride #363

Friday Group Ride #363

Someone smart once told me not get caught up in the wreckage of the future, a warning not to invest too much in anxiety about events guaranteed to unfold differently than you imagine they will. ...

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The Paceline Podcast #69

The Paceline Podcast #69

This week we tackle every young boy’s favorite topic. We discuss the struggles Tom Dumoulin experienced at the Giro, where he suddenly hopped off his bike and ran out of sight to respond to ...

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Not-So Skilled Labor

Not-So Skilled Labor

In all the time I’ve been visiting bike companies, I’ve never once handled pre-pregnated (better known as pre-preg) carbon fiber while in its still-useful state. I’ve handled a ...

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Remarkable: a First Ride

Remarkable: a First Ride

Since the announcement of the launch of Allied Cycle Works I’ve been wondering the same thing everyone else has. Just how good are the bikes? Based on the information I had, knowing the ...

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The Whole 30

The Whole 30

It was my wife’s idea, which, out of the shoot, made it a better idea than whatever I was thinking. She wanted to do something to jump start her fitness for the season, to refine her ...

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Small Rider, Big Fun

Small Rider, Big Fun

I’m just going to begin by saying that I feel for anyone who has such a passion for children that they decide to start offering a product line aimed at them. This is more true of clothing ...

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The Redwood Empire Pedalcast #13

The Redwood Empire Pedalcast #13

This week we recorded live at Trail House, talking bikes and trails as people got their morning lattés. Patrick went down at the opening Bike Monkey dirt crit of the season and has some great ...

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Friday Group Ride #362

Friday Group Ride #362

I know people are already doing it, buying bikes online, even high-end bikes. Competitive Cyclist, Wrench Science, and others may have already cracked the code on how to deliver a bike via the ...

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