Monthly Archives: June 2017

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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Friday Group Ride #365

Friday Group Ride #365

I was having dinner with some industry people, a small bowl of fried pig’s ears in front of me, a plate of clams. Then one of them used the phrase “spec drift fatigue.” I nearly ...

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The Paceline Podcast #72

The Paceline Podcast #72

Everyone is back in their usual chairs this week, thank heaven. Fatty is just back from the Vision Relay, an event he’s been waiting for all season, and frankly, we at the Paceline have ...

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Connection

Connection

Dirty Kanza champions are of a piece. They are gritty, tenacious and down to earth. There’s something in Dirty Kanza that weeds out all but the stoic. And for reasons that I can see and ...

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I Ride for Her

It’s not our habit to post promo videos made by bike companies. I won’t go into the reasons why, but Salsa’s film, “I Ride for Her” is different. Just give it a ...

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