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Thanksgiving IX

Thanksgiving IX

At root, each time I write one of these Thanksgiving posts, there’s an underlying theme of cycling. That melody returns with the same incessant drive of my kids calling their mother—mommy, ...

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Going Places

Going Places

My favorite way to see the world is by bike. That’s no newsflash ’round these parts. It is, if I may, the raison d’etre of this site. But here’s an awkward admission. For ...

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Just Plain Fun

Just Plain Fun

I’ve got friends for whom cyclocross is serious business. UCI races, points, call-ups, spare bikes, they take cyclocross as seriously as a coronary event. I can’t blame them. To race ...

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Recognizing Our Past

Recognizing Our Past

I went to the 2016 induction ceremony for the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Saturday night. Once located in Somerville, New Jersey, a few years back the hall moved to Davis, which has been ...

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The Go-To: Zipp 303 NSW

The Go-To: Zipp 303 NSW

I like quality. I dig greatness. When I sit down to read fiction, I want an author who’ll reach with mad ambition, which is to say I’ll read Thomas Pynchon rather than 50 Shades of ...

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The Changing Landscape

The Changing Landscape

Since the introduction of the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act (S.3205), the cycling community has been, rather surprisingly, facing a heated internal squabble about whether or not ...

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

We’ve been talking dream bikes on The Paceline. One of the hallmarks of any dream bike is its gorgeous appearance. Nobody sinks three, four, five (or more) thousand dollars into a bike ...

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Lessons of the Peloton

Lessons of the Peloton

Of the many recreational pursuits human beings enjoy, I know of nothing that requires the level of skill and fitness required to ride in a peloton. It’s a complicated algorithm of aerobic ...

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The Bucket List

The Bucket List

One of the hallmarks of first-world life is the bucket list. Only people living in the first world can contemplate a list of great accomplishments that their lives will somehow be incomplete ...

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