Author Archive

Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part II

Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, this year’s Sea Otter Classic seemed more actively, deliberately friendly to children. I’ll grant that some of my perception my be skewed by my own ...

Read more
The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

I attended the Sea Otter Classic despite a complete lack of interest on the part of the organizers to have the media actually report on the experience of riding their events. Seems to me it would ...

Read more
Rethinking Objectives

Rethinking Objectives

So I and a motley band of journalists spent three days riding with Giro staffers and a few other special guests. Normally, when I attend an event of this sort, a company states what their ...

Read more
Riding in Giro

Riding in Giro

I’m in Santa Cruz for a couple of days of rides ahead of the Sea Otter Classic. The event is being hosted by Giro and while I know the thrust of it concerns their New Road apparel, beyond ...

Read more
Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

I was minutes from an all-hands staff meeting when an editorial assistant asked me if I could take a reader call. People were heading to the conference room and shooting me stern looks that ...

Read more
The Community of the Future

The Community of the Future

Remember Utopia? You know, where everyone is equal, needs have been dispatched with all the relentless force used to stamp out smallpox, and disease and suffering are as alien as Ugandan at the ...

Read more
NAHBS 14, Part VIII

NAHBS 14, Part VIII

Okay, last post on NAHBS, promise. I’ve got too many great images not to share one final, large-scale image dump. I’ll begin with a shot of one of the usual suspects. Left to right: ...

Read more