Monthly Archives: February 2019

Friday Group Ride #443

Friday Group Ride #443

Sometimes I think in titles. I am fairly certain that’s not the way writers are supposed to write, coming up with the title first and then filling in the ideas after. It’s especially ...

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The Paceline Podcast 147

The Paceline Podcast 147

Again, we take on some listener questions this week (you guys are killing it!). Selene takes a look at night riding and how to get past the fear of not being able to see all that much, even with ...

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The Pull: Litespeed’s Brad Devaney

The Pull: Litespeed’s Brad Devaney

My history with Brad Devaney goes back more than 30 years to Memphis, Tennessee, when we were both students at the University of Memphis and working as wrenches for the Peddler Bike Shop. Even ...

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Ignorance Is Bliss

Ignorance Is Bliss

“Are you scared?” my airplane seatmate asked, when I told him this was my first visit to Mexico’s Michoacán state.  I hesitated, not wanting to admit it. But knowing the ...

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Friday Group Ride #442

Friday Group Ride #442

“I’m sending you this because I know you’re a serious biker,” the email started. It is one in a whole sub-genre of my personal communications that begins more or less this ...

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Paceline Podcast 146

Paceline Podcast 146

It’s reader questions once again this week. Selene was asked how to structure a training plan so that a racer can maintain a high level of fitness year around, especially if there are six ...

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Jim Merz and the All-Star Team

Jim Merz and the All-Star Team

Of the many framebuilders who have made a name for themselves in the U.S., few have had as unusual a path as Jim Merz. Initially, he was producing frames in Portland, for a time employing Mark ...

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In the House of the Pope

In the House of the Pope

There are those roads that convince you you’re better than you are. We were riding in the Hautes Alpes east of Mont Ventoux, a region that balanced gracefully between alpine and Provençal, when ...

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