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On Moving

On Moving

I spent nearly 20 years in Los Angeles, with some 17 of those in Redondo Beach. During that time, two themes dominated my life: writing and bicycles. They were the constants, the cornerstones on ...

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Who Is He?

Who Is He?

When I crashed on Tuna Canyon a few years back, once the first-responders arrived they started asking me a battery of questions. One of the questions was whether or not I had lost consciousness. ...

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The Paceline Podcast #56

The Paceline Podcast #56

Fatty has identified a new disorder, one for those with too many goals and no ability to prioritize. We name the syndrome and then discuss how there’s no known treatment.  That said, ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #5

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #5

Patrick headed off to Auburn to take in the third annual Tour de Placer Roubaix, a fundraiser for the Placer Foothills mountain bike team, which competes in NICA’s NorCal League. It’s ...

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Wet Feet

Wet Feet

As the cool kids say, it’s a thing. As in, wet feet are a thing, a thing you don’t want, as if its thingness was as easy to apprehend as a loaf of bread, like you could drop it in the ...

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You Call Those Foothills?

You Call Those Foothills?

Prior to the start of the ride locals were discussing their last outing with Yankee Jim. Every community has their Yankee Jim. Sometimes it’s the dog that’s never chained up in the ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #4

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #4

In this week’s show we talk about all the rain Northern California has been experiencing and how that’s creating problems not just for those who want to ride off road but even for ...

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The Paceline Podcast #55

The Paceline Podcast #55

We start with ass pain, the kind of pain that comes early in the season when your hind quarters are sensitive to long rides. But then we shift to a genuine pain in the keister, with Lance ...

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The Master

The Master

When I learned that Mark DiNucci had designed a new tube set, one for which he had done all the CAD files, and then had designed a lug set to go with it, that this was his chance to revisit the ...

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Winter Press Camp 2017, Part III

Winter Press Camp 2017, Part III

The sheer number of items we saw could clog a drainage culvert. It was overwhelming. The message that kept coming through to me was how much manufacturers want to make cycling comfortable, fun ...

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