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Tom Teesdale: A Remembrance

Tom Teesdale: A Remembrance

Tom Teesdale. It’s a name unfamiliar to most cyclists. It’s a name that arguably did as much for the industry as Gary Fisher, Mike Sinyard, or Tom Ritchey.  It’s also a name that deserves ...

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Portlandia: a Biker Town

Portlandia: a Biker Town

Portland, Oregon. Say it again, go on. Portland. Oregon. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Feels healthy to even utter the words, right? Do you feel more organic? Want to go get (another) tattoo? ...

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Wheels of Truth

These past few months, I endured what can only be described as the long, slow, painful death of a relationship. Circumstances in play were out of my control. This is a feeling I do not like. At ...

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Riding a Song

As I head out on my ride, I decide to take a route that’s not been traversed for a good year. It’s not an epic route or a long route. It has some bike path, one teeny climb, a few rollers. Little ...

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The Long Solo Ride

Cycling is almost by definition a group activity. The more people you ride with, the easier the ride becomes. You can draft, you can talk, you can challenge your companions in a sprint or help a ...

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Being a Rider

As a latecomer to both the industry and riding at 28, I dove in during the spring of 2010 with the unbridled enthusiasm of a five year old at Disney Land. I wanted to learn everything about ...

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The Golden Age Blues

Roger Pingeon and Raymond Poulidor This morning, as I climbed up the gentle gradient to Scott’s Valley from Santa Cruz, one sentence resonated in my head: “Krabbé’s 20 was clean as a whistle.” It ...

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