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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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Paceline Podcast 145

Paceline Podcast 145

Selene was recently a guest for Lovingthebike’s Bike School. She was asked a number of questions, but two memorable ones were: what is the lowest temperature you will ride in? How cold can ...

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Extremes: The Low Gap Grasshopper

Extremes: The Low Gap Grasshopper

We were on the outskirts of Ukiah, the biggest community in Mendocino County, which isn’t saying much. We’d gathered at Ukiah High School to park and register. Wagons and SUVS with ...

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Paceline Podcast 144

Paceline Podcast 144

This week we take on a veritable buffet of reader questions. Selene opens with oval chainrings, moves on to whether or not frame material matters, why there aren’t more Clydesdale ...

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The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part II

The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part II

In the second part of my conversation with photographer Brian Vernor, we talk about storytelling through photography as well as photography when it is in service to a written feature. We also ...

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