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Interbike 2017: Part II

Interbike 2017: Part II

I’m struggling to comprehend the dearth of core bike industry suppliers and manufacturers at Outdoor Demo. The expo area is two-thirds of what it was five years ago. There was a time when ...

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The Ag2r Fiasco [Updated]

The Ag2r Fiasco [Updated]

If you have any relationship to social media then by now you have probably caught the video of the Ag2r rider who crashed in a time trial after he hit a speed bump and his bars separated from his ...

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Paceline Podcast #84

Paceline Podcast #84

In our first VIQ (Very Important Question) we asked you, our audience, which foot you place forward when descending. We assumed most riders would indicate they put their left foot forward. We got ...

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The Land of Oz, Part I

The Land of Oz, Part I

He pointed out the window and said, “Right there in the woods in front of that junior high school is a pump track.” “A pump track?” “Yeah, the kids take hot laps ...

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Routine

Routine

In it we find the solace, the reassurance of the familiar. It is the set of knowns that give our days shape, that let us know the work day comes to an end, that we can relax after dinner and have ...

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Making the Old New

Making the Old New

When I moved away from Memphis I was done with riding there. Done, as in over, bored, finished. As a riding locale it had ceased to interest me. I was ready to push on to different vistas, new ...

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Paceline Podcast #83

Paceline Podcast #83

Patrick is away in Tennessee working on a feature for Bicycling Magazine on Memphis. Memphis’ fortunes have changed in the last few years and the city has made a huge investment in ...

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Friday Group Ride #376

Friday Group Ride #376

I’ve got an organizer near my front door with two bins of cycling shoes, one for road shoes, the other for mountain shoes. For reasons of professional obligation having to do with review ...

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