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Grandfather’s Axe

Grandfather’s Axe

The crunch of finely ground dirt and gravel under my tires seems to amplify my sense of speed in the early-morning mist. That peculiar sound adds a sense of urgency, of pursuit. It is fitting ...

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Blood Sport

Blood Sport

A black and gold jersey spattered in blood is nothing new in sport. In Boston, that’s called hockey. How long before that’s called cycling? Spectators of the world’s greatest bike races are ...

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Road Feel

Road Feel

The 11 riders in the finale of this year’s Paris-Roubaix were all exceptional cyclists whose faces were so cracked and lined with sweat and dust that a fortune teller could have read their fates ...

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Readying Ourselves for Spring

Readying Ourselves for Spring

The dirty water turned opaque hours ago, a contrast to the hotel bathtub’s bright white. The rider grimaces as he swirls the water, as if recognizing a particular grain of grit for its direct ...

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Making it in New York

Making it in New York

They say if you can make it New York, you can make it anywhere. Like a lot of life’s larger truths this one is especially evident on the bike. I found this out riding a Citi Bike in Manhattan ...

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Making it in New York

They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Like a lot of life’s larger truths this one is especially evident on the bike. I found this out riding a Citi Bike in Manhattan ...

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Dream Bikes

Adam Craig on the Gian TCX Advanced “I saw my dream bike today.” How many of us have said that? How many of us say it a couple times a year? For some of us it is a mantra. It was my 7-year old ...

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Cycling’s iPhone Moment

Six years ago the iPhone emerged onstage with the late Steve Jobs, a totem for those who believe in the transformational power of personal technology. It was a turning point that opened people up ...

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The Hardest Hour

Of all of cycling’s records, the hour stands apart. We love cycling for the transformative suffering on display ascending amid the majestic ski stations in France. The searing, ...

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Love and Wonder

Sometimes we ride for community. Sometimes we ride to escape. Our kids ride out of love and wonder. After a day spent cheering the Boston Marathon’s athletes at mile 16 with friends, we returned ...

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