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Extremes: The Low Gap Grasshopper

Extremes: The Low Gap Grasshopper

We were on the outskirts of Ukiah, the biggest community in Mendocino County, which isn’t saying much. We’d gathered at Ukiah High School to park and register. Wagons and SUVS with ...

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Paceline Podcast 144

Paceline Podcast 144

This week we take on a veritable buffet of reader questions. Selene opens with oval chainrings, moves on to whether or not frame material matters, why there aren’t more Clydesdale ...

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The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part II

The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part II

In the second part of my conversation with photographer Brian Vernor, we talk about storytelling through photography as well as photography when it is in service to a written feature. We also ...

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The Sprint

The Sprint

It’s a simple thing, seemingly. It’s one big effort, a grunt of all our most ape-like energy. It’s a middle finger to conservation, to patience, to moderation, to every evolved ...

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Touring Taiwan: the Formosa 900

Touring Taiwan: the Formosa 900

Even though I stood under a wooden patio, wind-driven rain pelted me from all directions. I looked out on the ocean and watched slate-gray waves pound the sand. The greenery wagged and twirled as ...

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Paceline Podcast 143

Paceline Podcast 143

You’d think eating is easy. We’ve all been doing it longer than we can remember. But eating on the bike while pedaling hard enough to make people miss the couch isn’t easy. If ...

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The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part I

The Pull: Brian Vernor, Part I

On this week’s show, my guest is photographer, writer and filmmaker Brian Vernor. For many cycling aficionados, Brian Vernor came to prominence as a result of his work with Rapha here in the U.S. ...

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