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Riding the Panzer

Riding the Panzer

When I heard the megaphone, it didn’t compute. I was riding on a dirt road in reaches of Sonoma County so remote the road barely shows up on Google Maps. It’s not a place where one, ...

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Interbike 2015, Part XI

Interbike 2015, Part XI

Interbike isn’t all gear, gear, gear, though it can seem that way. I went into this year’s show with the intention of taking lots of pictures of people and ended up in enough of a ...

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Passing the Helmet

Passing the Helmet

For the last few years, the day after Levi’s Gran Fondo, a few of us have been getting together for an easy recovery ride. I can’t speak for the others in attendance, but I have not ...

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Interbike 2015, Part IX

Interbike 2015, Part IX

Alchemy Bicycles showed at Interbike for the first time and while that’s great news for a brand that has been more closely associated with the handmade/custom end of the market, they were ...

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Interbike 2015, Part VIII

Interbike 2015, Part VIII

I ran across Wishbone Design last year and found their kids’ products to be both inventive and practical. This year they showed an add-on kit that converts the balance bike into one with a ...

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Interbike 2015, Part VII

Interbike 2015, Part VII

GU’s booth was, unfortunately, a bit out of the way and I only managed to make it by once. The salted caramel apple flavor isn’t exactly new, but it was new to me and I soon found ...

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Interbike 2015, Part VI

Interbike 2015, Part VI

A big story at Interbike this year was visibility. There was a noticeable decrease in the amount of all-black clothing on offer, but more impressive were the products that featured all-over ...

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The Return of the Explainer

The Return of the Explainer

(Not Lance Armstrong.) Ever hear the one about the respected journalist in Wyoming who got laid off the same day he was diagnosed with cancer? The punchline is that instead of dying, he opened a ...

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