Monthly Archives: April 2018

First Ride: Ibis Ripmo

First Ride: Ibis Ripmo

Roughly 10 years ago I had a conversation with one of the brighter engineers I know in the bike industry. He’s designed some incredible road bikes, a number of remarkable mountain bikes and ...

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Friday Group Ride #405

Friday Group Ride #405

In 1980, my parents bought me a BMX bike. I rode BMX street-style, before that was a thing. I rode single-track in the Alabama woods. I rode off plywood jumps and on small dirt tracks we shoveled ...

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Paceline Podcast 113

Paceline Podcast 113

Down is up and up is underground. Our man Hottie, formerly the leanest man in masters bike racing has portlied himself up to a whopping 165 lbs! What to do! He confesses that without all the ...

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The Future Is Here

The Future Is Here

I’m currently riding a carbon fiber road bike equipped with a mechanical drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes. It wasn’t that many years ago that I wrote how I didn’t see how or ...

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With Both Feet: Part II

With Both Feet: Part II

Castelfranco di Sopra To my good fortune the bar that the cycling fans all hang out with is the Communist Party bar, much to the delight of the locals who think all Americans see Communists as ...

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Good Grief

Good Grief

So Lance Armstrong has settled Floyd Landis’ whistleblower lawsuit. Armstrong will pay the federal government $5 million dollars. Landis will receive $1M of that and Armstrong will pay ...

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Paceline Podcast 112

Paceline Podcast 112

Hottie took off with Mrs. Hottie for a bike-packing trip. Only they didn’t camp out and sleep in sleeping bags. They stayed in a hotel. He thinks Mrs. Hottie brought too much stuff. But ...

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With Both Feet: Part I

With Both Feet: Part I

Spring 1977 All I wanted in my life was to go race my bike in Europe with the best. It was okay racing with the European riders and doing well over here as I had done in the Olympics and ...

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