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Lake CX237

Lake CX237

Of all the pieces of gear or apparel I review, footwear is at once the most frustrating and rewarding, as my boy Mini-Shred would say, “All the same together.” The challenge is that ...

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The Second-Class Citizen

The Second-Class Citizen

The death of a cyclist while cycling contains within it an inherent irony. We ride to see the world, to enjoy ourselves, to improve our health—in short, we ride to live. So when a cyclist dies ...

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That Dirt Road Thingy

That Dirt Road Thingy

I used to live in Western Massachusetts. I can assert that it is some of the best riding in the entire country. Here’s why: Massachusetts was one of the first areas in North America settled ...

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WD-40 Foaming Wash

WD-40 Foaming Wash

There came a point in my development as a mechanic where all those cure-alls to wrenching ills became as outmoded as the dial telephone. Vice grips were the first to go. Then 3-in-1 Oil. I ...

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The Bike of the Future

The Bike of the Future

Author’s Note: I wrote a lengthy piece about the Oregon Manifest and the needs of the utility bike for Bike Hugger recently. I decided to boil it down and add a bit more now that the Oregon ...

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The Wheel Change

The Wheel Change

A bike race is rarely just a single race. Within even a single criterium, there are usually a multitude of races taking place. There’s the race the organizer has with the clock and the permit. ...

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The Bishop

The Bishop

One of the greatest currencies we can share is trust. To simply put your faith in another person and let go of the outcome. It’s not easy, but the rewards are great. The greatest ...

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Live and In Person

Live and In Person

So now that I have both the hardcover and the paperback of my book Why We Ride, I’m going to be doing a bit of a book tour with readings followed by a Q&A and book signings. While these ...

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