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The Paceline Podcast #54

The Paceline Podcast #54

In this week’s show we take on a universal question: What is Fatty’s ideal weight? Okay, maybe that one isn’t quite universal. But this one is: What is YOUR ideal race weight. ...

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Homogenization

Homogenization

Back in the 1980s I worked in a record store. As a young person I loved working retail and working in a record store was a way to be around a passion of mine. I got to talk music with people all ...

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Rossignol Buys Felt

Rossignol Buys Felt

French ski manufacturer is buying Felt Bicycles. It’s a dramatic turn for the scrappy brand based in Irvine, California. This is not Rossignol’s first foray into the bike market. In ...

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The Paceline Podcast #53

The Paceline Podcast #53

This week we take on one of cycling’s thorniest issues: women. Why is it that a sport so loved by women is served by an industry so bad at understanding and serving women? We’re going ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #2

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #2

In our second episode we discuss the first Grasshopper of the season, Old Caz. Conditions were wet and messy and it resulted in a more difficult than usual race. Nick Nesbitt, the chairman of ...

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Winter PressCamp 2017, Part I

Winter PressCamp 2017, Part I

Winter PressCamp shifted focus for this edition into an all-road event. Road was defined a little broadly, perhaps with air quotes, so that it included adventure-riding bikes and gear. Which is ...

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Old Caz 2017

Old Caz 2017

As we rounded the turn my tires slid on the combination of soft soil and fallen leaves. I steered into the slide, held my breath for a moment and then got on the pedals. The rush that sent ...

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The Value of Experience

The Value of Experience

I hear about new bike brands a couple of times a year. Nine times out of ten they are too undercapitalized to amount to much. I’ve got mad sympathy for them because I’ve spent enough ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Welcome to a new podcast we are launching, called the Redwood Empire Pedalcast. The Pedalcast is a regional podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California. We figured that the area is rich ...

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