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The Pull: Gary Fisher

The Pull: Gary Fisher

Few people can claim to be as inextricably linked with the birth of mountain biking as Gary Fisher. His company MountainBikes produced what were arguably the very first production mountain bikes, ...

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What Happened?

What Happened?

Of the many events I’ve signed up for in my life, the array isn’t all that vast. They are mostly one-day rides. That’s all the typical event promoter wants to do, for any number ...

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Paceline Podcast 124

Paceline Podcast 124

Selene has a dilemma: Some people don’t much like cyclists. What to do? You’re riding on a bike path where pedestrians and cyclists need to coexist, hopefully peacefully, but you need ...

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The Pull: Mark DiNucci, Part II

The Pull: Mark DiNucci, Part II

In Part II of my conversation with Mark DiNucci, we discuss some of the work he has done as an engineer working on contract for other manufacturers, like SAPA and Evil. We go into greater depth ...

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Bucket List Rockies

Bucket List Rockies

We are puny. Nothing on earth so thoroughly drives home that message to me than being in big mountains, such as the Alps, Pyrenees … or the Rockies. Looking out on the expanse below helps ...

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A Visit to the Alchemist

A Visit to the Alchemist

As a bike geek, there’s almost no place I can go that is cooler than visiting a bike company, especially one that actually manufactures on-site. I like seeing where the sausage is made, ...

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The Pull: Mark DiNucci

The Pull: Mark DiNucci

If you wanted to find the American who made the most profound impact on the ride of steel road bikes in the last 30 years, it would be hard to find a person more influential than Mark DiNucci. As ...

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Paceline Podcast 123

Paceline Podcast 123

Our man Patrick fell down this past weekend while on a mountain bike ride. Slid out and has the road rash souvenir. As crashes go, it’s a minor one, but it has encouraged a bit of ...

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Happy Hands: Lizard Skins Gloves

Happy Hands: Lizard Skins Gloves

In my personal use, long-finger gloves were something I wore in cold weather and at cyclocross races. At least, that was my practice for a good 20 years.  I didn’t wear them for mountain ...

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The Lightweight Urgestalt

The Lightweight Urgestalt

The act of creation is selfish. It’s a chance to see what’s inside that urge, to find out where that creativity will take you. It’s nothing short of an adventure. And so while ...

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