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Lost in the Toiyabe

Lost in the Toiyabe

Yuri Hauswald, known in some circles as Salty the Yeti, or the Community Development Manager for GU, also happens to be a pro mountain biker (and Dirty Kanza champ) with a wicked sense of ...

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Look Ma! No Wires!

Look Ma! No Wires!

The quest to make shifting quicker, more accurate and more intuitive is hard to argue against. Sure, there are folks tearing up crazy-hard events like Leadville (just wait for this week’s ...

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A Ride With Dennis Christopher

A Ride With Dennis Christopher

I’ve met a lot of famous people. I’ve had lunch with Peter Gabriel. I’ve picked up Ozzy Osbourne from jail. I’ve walked in on a groupie doing to Tommy Lee what you’d ...

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Consequences

Consequences

I could hear the car approaching from behind, but unlike most occasions when a car passes, this one was different. I could hear it slow. I not only heard it slow, but I could also tell that as it ...

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Meet Your Maker Petaluma

Meet Your Maker Petaluma

(Above: Sean Walling, Cam Falconer and Steve Rex) The always entertaining Bruce Gordon hosted the most recent edition of Meet Your Maker. Unlike other editions, this one included a swap meet ...

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A Blow-Hard With Pedigree

A Blow-Hard With Pedigree

When former Zipp resident brainiac Josh Poertner purchased Silca in 2013 and begin leading that famed ship out of the shoals and into navigable waters, I wondered to what port he’d set ...

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Masi Celebrates 90 Years

Masi Celebrates 90 Years

One of the most celebrated and coveted brands in cycling is celebrating its nonagitennial—90 years since Faliero Masi first began making bikes. It’s not a sexy word, but it’s an ...

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