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Dear Johan,

Dear Johan,

It’s clear from your recent blog post on your site that you’re not happy with your 10-year ban from cycling. Big surprise. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: The rest ...

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Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Focus Izalco Max, Part II

Hangin’ around Focus offers the Izalco Max in several spec levels. At the top end there is the Izalco Max Team, which the AG2R team rides, a bike equipped with Campy Super Record and carbon ...

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Focus Izalco Max, Part I

Focus Izalco Max, Part I

For Part I, go here. Imagine for a moment that you work for a big bike company. Your job is to develop a new road bike for the market, something that will be ridden by professionals in the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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