Fatty crashed and got a big raspberry on his hip. Went down on a wet descent right by a spot cyclists call Hamilton Falls because Tyler Hamilton fell there during the Tour of Utah. The staff here thinks they want to avoid that road at all cost. In the fall, because bad thing always have to happen when you fall on a road ride, Fatty ruined his best bibs. The upside? Because they were Rapha, they are being repaired for free. We also get another name-drop of Jonathan Vaughters.
Los Angeles decided to try something called a “road diet” but they choose not to do it in the usual sort of location road diets are performed—a shopping and dining district. No. Los Angeles decided to do it on a stretch of road mostly used for commuting. Naturally, there were people for it, and against it. But the city has been sent into retreat by upset residents. We explore the reasons for the failure, how cyclists became the culprit and how sometimes we don’t really help ourselves.
The great magazine Dirt Rag is celebrating a pretty great milestone: their 200th issue. We talk about what that means for an independent publisher and how our man Patrick interviewed Gary Fisher for the issue.
The Grasshopper Adventure Series has announced two new events for the fall, an eight-hour race at Lake Sonoma and a two-day gravel event up in Mendocino County. Patrick has already started packing.
The Kickstarter for the children’s book, Buddy Pegs Taking the Lead, funded, due mostly to our efforts. Maybe not.
And what’s talk of bike riding without talk of saddle sores and boils? Hottie gives a big nod to Adam Hansen.
Tour Fans have gone full rabbit hole on the Cavendish crash. They found a contributing cause to the crash that has nothing to do with Peter Sagan.
Specialized’s nonprofit, the Specialized Foundation produced a one-minute PSA about ADHD. It’s an amazing moment of compassion and support.
Fatty has a new source big calories on rides.
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