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Corsica by Boat

Corsica by Boat

Since my post a few weeks ago about Santana Adventures, I’ve been thinking about what a remarkable time I had on that trip I did with them down the Danube River. We visited seven countries ...

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Mindset

Mindset

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not ...

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What Is Gravel?

What Is Gravel?

Language. It’s a funny thing. It’s how we connect with other people. How we share ideas, tell the world who we are and integral to how we work, no matter what we do. It can get at the ...

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Survival

Survival

Drug addicts are remarkable people. Not my favorite, but interesting from the standpoint of resourcefulness. As the conditions of their lives deteriorate, they continually find fresh methods for ...

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Practical Transportation

Practical Transportation

A couple of years ago I was asked to write about the bikes created by a bunch of toney design teams for the Oregon Manifest. My comments were pointed and not, shall we say, the warmest. I chafe ...

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Bootie-licious

Bootie-licious

The bootie is a piece of gear so essential to winter riding that my inability to locate a pair in my dresser has caused me to skip a ride on more than one occasion. Trying to explain to my wife ...

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The Depths

The Depths

I predict that a kid just now entering the National Interscholastic Cycling Association will go on to pursue a doctorate in history. That young historian’s doctoral dissertation will ...

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Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Look Cycles deserves credit for being one of the first European manufacturers to see the promise of carbon fiber and do more than dabble in it with a model or two. Their first carbon frame was ...

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

There are a number of locations around the world that transcend mere cycling hotbed and rise to the ranks of culturally significant, places so important to cycling they are part of the fabric of ...

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A Jersey for Noah

A Jersey for Noah

As a product reviewer, it’s rare that you encounter a single circumstance that can tell you everything you need to know about a product in order to write a complete, or at least competent, ...

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