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Fat Tire Flyer

Fat Tire Flyer

It’s rare that one of the protagonists at the center of the rise of a new culture has any talent for story telling. It’s seems to be a weird law of mental physics that dictates those ...

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Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

Deep in the Umpqua, Part II

For Part I, click here.   Dawn came far earlier than I expected, or could deal with. My tent began to glow green with the first rays of light and my response was to roll onto my side and ...

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Deep in the Umpqua, Part I

Deep in the Umpqua, Part I

I came around a bend and eyed the chunk of granite at the bottom of the short hill. It was a steep drop followed by a quick transition with a choke point at the rock. And that rock was a doozy. ...

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The Kali Tava Helmet

The Kali Tava Helmet

I need to begin this review with an admission. I don’t really dig being in front of the camera anymore. There was a time when it was fun, but it’s not something I need. That said, I ...

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New Rides From Scott

New Rides From Scott

While at Scott Week I rode two complete new bikes and two somewhat re-worked bikes. The big news is that  Scott has redesigned its aero road bike, the Foil. We’re at a point where a number ...

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Clif Organic Energy Food

Clif Organic Energy Food

Reviewing energy foods is, relative to our editorial mission, a difficult business. Not that it’s hard to review these products; rather, it’s hard to say anything that isn’t ...

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Friday Group Ride #273

Friday Group Ride #273

Despite the fact that this year’s Tour de France contains three former winners, two victors of the Giro d’Italia and one former Vuelta champion—six grand tour masters in all—this ...

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Dura-Ace Di2, a Deeper Look

Dura-Ace Di2, a Deeper Look

Some years back I got a chance to ride Dura-Ace Di2 before it was officially unveiled to the press. I was pretty thrilled to get the opportunity to ride a product without the skewing that comes ...

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