Monthly Archives: May 2020

Celebrating the Win

Celebrating the Win

Winning. What comes to mind when you read that word? In this context, it’s likely an image of a rider with their hands thrust skyward with a long trail of human exhaust (and exhausted) ...

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The Disassociation Game

The Disassociation Game

It works best when you don’t force it. You’re riding along and your mind takes wing. You’re off into the thoughts of the day or simple daydreaming, and the miles roll under your ...

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Friday Group Ride #501

Friday Group Ride #501

I’ve been out walking. In the woods. Crocked as I am, and with a doctor too cagey to give me an actual date for release back to the wild, it’s all I have. And it is glorious. ...

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Paceline Podcast 199

Paceline Podcast 199

This week our intrepid duo is back with a look at oval chainrings, an idea that goes back practically as far as the bike itself. The question, of course, is do they really confer any benefit. ...

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Revenge of the Hybrids

Revenge of the Hybrids

We waited. Patience is one of the elements of our value proposition that seldom gets mentioned on the shop floor, when the salesperson is saying words like ‘versatile,’ ...

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The Seamless Experience

The Seamless Experience

I recently wrote a post concerning frame stiffness and a phenomenon I encountered in which some of the bikes I’d ridden on dirt road descents would begin to oscillate if the surface was ...

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Friday Group Ride #500

Friday Group Ride #500

I’m not going to dwell on the fact that this is the 500th edition of the FGR other than to say, “Huh…I didn’t see it playing out like this.” And now, on with the ...

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Paceline Podcast 198

Paceline Podcast 198

With the massive increase in bike sales due to shelter in place requirements, there is a lot of curiosity about how that is playing out in terms of kids bike sales, adult bike sales, ebike sales, ...

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On Balance: Shimano GRX

On Balance: Shimano GRX

When I think about Shimano’s GRX group and the many details that differentiate it from the other groups in Shimano’s drop-bar lineup, what floats to the top of my gray matter first ...

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The Split

The Split

When I was in graduate school I rode for the UMASS cycling team. From 1989 to 1993 I was one of those riders who could be counted on to show up for the club meetings, many of the team rides that ...

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