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The Paceline Podcast #67

The Paceline Podcast #67

This week, we ask a question: Are you okay with changing a ride’s plan? What do you do when a ride goes off plan? Fatty encountered some serious wind on a ride and had to ask himself a ...

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When Same Isn’t Same

When Same Isn’t Same

When it comes to saddles, I have a bunch of go-tos. There are saddles I know will work, provided I set them up properly. The Fi’zi:k Aliante and Antares, and the Specialized Romin and Toupé ...

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The Fall-Line Guy

The Fall-Line Guy

Last year my cohort Fatty interviewed the now-former Editor-in-Chief of Bicycling, Bill Strickland, for the Fattycast. In the interview, Strickland revealed that he had trimmed his stable to just ...

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Hitch Rack Meets Refinement

Hitch Rack Meets Refinement

Those early hitch racks were a lot like trunk racks: not terribly attractive. It was the same way with roof racks. It wasn’t until some time in the 1990s that roof racks became status ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #11

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #11

For the most part, Northern California seems to have skipped spring and gone straight to summer. May is national Bike to Work Month. The San Francisco Bike Coalition as well as the Sonoma County ...

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Paceline Podcast #66

Paceline Podcast #66

In this week’s episode we discuss bike commuting because our man Hottie is now working for a radio station and his duties require him to be up at 3:00 a.m. to be able to make his eight-mile ...

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The Cycling Cap, Improved

The Cycling Cap, Improved

I’m a fan of the cotton cycling cap. Even though jerseys that flutter in the wind and ankle socks are as fashionable as hoop skirts, the cotton cycling cap is no less stylish now than when ...

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The Deuce Rides

The Deuce Rides

One of the more amazing experiences of being a parent, for me, has been watching when the light goes on in a kid’s—my kid’s—head. Something suddenly clicks and they grok something ...

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The Fastest Rubber Yet?

The Fastest Rubber Yet?

Last fall I began riding two new tires from Vittoria. The venerable tire maker is now using graphene in their top-of-the-line Corsa tires. I’ve been riding the tubeless-ready 23mm Corsa ...

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Friday Group Ride #359

Friday Group Ride #359

It’s Padraig here; I’m pulling through for Robot, who is on the rivet with real-world duties. When I was a kid, I had three ways to learn about my hobbies: books, magazines and ...

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