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Silence

Silence

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein cataclysm, women are coming forward in historic numbers to reveal that they have been sexually harassed, sexually abused and sexually assaulted. By men. That ...

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Land of Oz, Part II

Land of Oz, Part II

For Part I, go here.   With my current level of fitness, I’ve got about five hours of endurance riding in me, and three hours of intense riding in me. That’s all my current ...

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Flames

Flames

Ash falls from the air like the first snow of a new flurry. The air is still and hot, but drier than uncooked rice. The smell is that of a campfire, but writ large, as if every campfire I’d ...

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Friday Group Ride #382

Friday Group Ride #382

When I woke early Monday morning I had my doubts that the fire would affect my life. My wife had gone straight to DefCon 5 and was packing and waking the boys. She was pissed when Mini-Shred, who ...

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Paceline Podcast #86

Paceline Podcast #86

After a difficult week in which schedules just didn’t meld (Vulcan or otherwise), the boys are back at it. This week’s Very Important Question concerns clipless pedals. On average, ...

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Interbike 2017, Part Last

Interbike 2017, Part Last

Honestly, I’d like to get on with my more typical editorial functions, which may or may not include writing about the gorgeous red, green and yellow leaves hanging from the maple outside my ...

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The Dino Ride

The Dino Ride

In the 1970s, a point when American cycling was unforgivably provincial, a group of mostly Northern California-based riders began making trips to Europe to race. You know some of those names: ...

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Trust

Trust

Before the race my buddy Steve said to me, “Just be on my wheel when we cross the start/finish at the bell. I’m going to be the first guy into turn one on the last lap.” True to ...

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The Bright Spot

The Bright Spot

Some years ago I realized that my emotional state was not unlike Christmas gift giving; I can only give that which I have. If I buy someone a bicycle, that’s what I can give. That bike ...

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Interbike 2017: Part VI

Interbike 2017: Part VI

Primal’s designs for cycling clothing keep getting more and more interesting. The the stuff balances affordability and quality into a high-value package. I was bummed that this kit ...

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