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This Week in Pro Cycling

This Week in Pro Cycling

With his sweep of the Ardennes Classics Flèche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Alejandro Valverde managed to keep alive what is both the most troubling and least interesting question in ...

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The Mother of All Recalls

The Mother of All Recalls

Last week it was announced that Trek Bicycle is working with the CPSC on a recall of quick release levers. The recall affects nearly a million bicycles produced over a 15-year span. It may prove ...

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Cooperation

Cooperation

When I went off the front of the field coming into the start/finish I did so with no clear plan. It wasn’t a move meant to win a prime, the race itself or the hearts of the podium girls. ...

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Eroica California

Eroica California

I have traction. I am keeping the front wheel down. Amazingly, I’m turning over a gear so monster I think of it as something I’d use for flat ground, not any sort of hill. And then it ...

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The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The expo at Sea Otter was a me-too event, started to riff off the success of the expos at the Big Bear Lake and Mammoth Mountain NORBA National stops on the mountain bike circuit. It’s not ...

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The Mother Ship

The Mother Ship

I expected the front suspension to compress and the front wheel to roll over the root as I eased around the tree and down the eroded stair-step terrain. What happened next was that I found myself ...

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