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Nine

Nine

Red Kite Prayer turns nine today. I started this site to do something different, an alternative to the other sites out there. Much as I loved the big cycling web sites, there was something I ...

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Paceline Podcast 118

Paceline Podcast 118

Patrick is just back from several days in Ketchum, Idaho, where he attended a new media event called CrankTank. There were presentations by a number of exhibitors on everything from socks to ...

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CrankTank, Part II

CrankTank, Part II

Gravel riding is like mountain bike riding in a really interesting way. While at some level all roads bear something in common—a flat, straight road in Alabama is not all that different from a ...

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CrankTank, Part I

CrankTank, Part I

I’m in Ketchum, Idaho, for a new event called CrankTank. It’s a successor of sorts to PressCamp which was shut down after last summer. The format is a bit different, with fewer ...

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Paceline Podcast 117

Paceline Podcast 117

How much do you know about bearings? This week Patrick went to Oakland to visit the folks at Enduro Bearings and talk about how precision bearings have improved how a bicycle performs. He got an ...

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The Pull: Kristen Ulmer

The Pull: Kristen Ulmer

On this week’s show, my guest is teacher, author and creator Kristen Ulmer. In the early 1990s Ulmer rose to international prominence as the world’s foremost female big mountain extreme skier. ...

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Making Stuff

Making Stuff

When Star Wars came out in 1977, it was a cultural phenomenon. It revived science fiction as a genre and inspired an interest in space that played out both in pop culture and politics. What many ...

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The Waterman

The Waterman

I came up for air and as I spit the brine from my mouth my guide said, “If you like that, follow me.” The “that” to which he referred was a moray eel. We were skin diving ...

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