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Too Many White Guys

Too Many White Guys

Of the many truths I’ve learned about being a writer, perhaps the greatest is that the more universal your subject, the greater the audience you draw. That may seem obvious, but for someone who ...

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Solitary

Solitary

[We’re going to be posting some work that originally appeared elsewhere as I move my home and office from Southern California to Sonoma County. This story first appeared in Peloton ...

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Whimsy

Whimsy

I went years where all of my cycling was in service to me being a faster racer. My riding had plenty of variety, but what I did and when I did it was regulated, controlled and framed by my ...

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PinkGate

PinkGate

When we think about where women fit in the world, our history—the history of mankind, that is—isn’t good. Scanning back through the last 1000 years, we have denied women the right to own ...

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Bonk Breaker Energy Chews

Bonk Breaker Energy Chews

Of the many jokes I make at my expense, one of those is how aging just isn’t working out for me. Of course, I’m not alone in this. We are walking, talking, tweeting examples of the ...

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Got Talent?

Got Talent?

To be good at something is to know satisfaction and reward. Going back tens of thousands of years our brains have been hard-wired to give us a little kick of excitement when we achieve a goal. ...

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Speedvagen on Tour

Speedvagen on Tour

The biggest problem any frame builder faces is trying to connect with prospective clients. Being an individual toiling in a small workshop precludes the sort of glad-handing for which politicians ...

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Jobst Brandt: an Appreciation

Jobst Brandt: an Appreciation

The bike world has lost one of its legends. Jobst Brandt died on Tuesday following a long illness; he was 80. Thanks to his legendary book, “The Bicycle Wheel,” we thought of him as ...

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