Monthly Archives: June 2017

Friday Group Ride #367

Friday Group Ride #367

The American department store of the 1970s no longer exists. Big names like Montgomery Ward have closed. Others, like Sears, are in such advanced states of entropy that they are more like ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part II

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part II

One of my favorite features of PressCamp is that I get to have conversations with people that might not occur otherwise. Case in point: Brad Waldron, the CEO of Kali Protectives. He’s ...

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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

During my days as a shop rat, I sold kids’ bikes by the shipping pallet. While proper setup required a certain sense of style and eye to what the West Coast was up to, there wasn’t ...

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Summer PressCamp 2017, Part I

Summer PressCamp 2017, Part I

This was Boyd Wheels’ first visit to PressCamp and it gave me a better chance to chat with Boyd and Nicole than I’ve been able to at Interbike and NAHBS. I’ve been impressed ...

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Friday Group Ride #366

Friday Group Ride #366

My cycling was different ten years ago. That is not, in and of itself, much of a revelation, things change, trends come and go. But I was reflecting this morning (on my ride into work) on how ...

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Investigation

Investigation

A big piece of reviewing gear is being on it long enough to forget that you’re on it. That sounds like a stew of hippy-dippy doublespeak, self-delusion and unrefined BS. Trust me, I know it ...

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The Power to Impress

The Power to Impress

We have reached an era in road bikes where there is very little to differentiate between road bikes. The worst carbon fiber production road bike out there is a pretty darn good bike. The biggest ...

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Two By Two

Two By Two

In the early 2000s I despaired of bike racks. There had been a proliferation of racks that allowed you to leave both wheels on the bike and an arm swung up and clamped the down tube. Fine for ...

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Kid-Sized Pro

Kid-Sized Pro

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t buy me my own football helmet. I wanted a cool helmet with all sorts of extra face-maskery. I didn’t understand ...

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