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Love

Love

Nobody develops a passion for cycling by going slow. We fall in love with the zoom. Our bodies thrill at the way gravity pulls at us as we enter a turn. That pull at our mass tells us we are ...

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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

The compliment came as I was in line at the coffee shop following the big Saturday ride. The South Bay was still warming in the fall sun, the marine layer yet to burn off and most of us clacking ...

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Paceline Podcast 129

Paceline Podcast 129

Everesting. It’s a thing now, as we say. And Selene is a bit obsessed with the idea of doing one. Then she ran across a group that went to Everest Everest. How meta. How quintessential. How ...

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The Pull: Mike Ferrentino

The Pull: Mike Ferrentino

On this week’s show, my guest is Mike Ferrentino. In the early 1990s Ferrentino rose to national prominence with the launch of Bike Magazine and his column the Grimy Handshake. Since then, ...

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Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Jeff Zell, on the left, heads up operations for Panaracer and Minoura here in the U.S. I got to know him after I wrote Peloton’s eighth issue. He charmed me in his note and it was easy to ...

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Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part I

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part I

Every industry is built on people and relationships. I work in the bike industry because I like and trust people in the bike industry in a way that never occurred in other industries. The fact ...

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Interbike 2018, Part III

Interbike 2018, Part III

After my recent review of the Vittoria Morsa, I tire that I like … well, it’s been a long time since I last liked a mountain bike tire this much, I heard from a couple of industry ...

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Interbike 2018, Part II

Interbike 2018, Part II

Magnesium is coming back, at least, according to one bike manufacturer. Unfortunately, no one told this particularly company that what we’ve learned about metallurgy and bicycles has told ...

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Interbike 2018, Part I

Interbike 2018, Part I

Walking around the first day of Interbike here in Reno, Nev., reminded me of when Interbike used to offer an East Coast show, originally in Atlantic City, and then, later, Philadelphia. The main ...

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