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Assos Habu Jacket and Tights

Assos Habu Jacket and Tights

Years ago I was researching thermal jackets for a buyer’s guide and noticed a funny thing. Cycling apparel companies based in lands where frozen water drops from the sky had lots of ...

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In Memoriam: Brian Baylis

In Memoriam: Brian Baylis

Brian Baylis, one of the legends of frame building passed away Saturday, February 20. His qualification as a legend wasn’t limited by region. He wasn’t just significant for Southern ...

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Time Warp—Old Cazadero

Time Warp—Old Cazadero

When Amity began to float away from me, I told myself that her balloon-like act was the natural order of the world, the way things are supposed to work. It was also my just desserts for telling ...

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A Fresh Take on Travel

A Fresh Take on Travel

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Europe for a feature that didn’t pan out. There were some unusual factors in play, nothing nefarious, but I wasn’t in a position ...

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Baby Food

Baby Food

Since Clif introduced its Organic Energy series, the energy-food-buying public has compared them to baby food. The comparison is as unavoidable as laughter during a Monty Python film. ...

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Rethinking the Vest

Rethinking the Vest

There’s not much to a vest, or gilet as the Brits like to call them. Why they need a French word for such on obvious thing, I’ll never understand. This is the very thing that makes so ...

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A Talk With Bill Holland, Part I

A Talk With Bill Holland, Part I

When you think about the veterans of frame building in the U.S., the names that turn up are mostly from the East Coast and the Midwest. The guys at ground zero on the East Coast were part of the ...

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The Running Change

The Running Change

Two years ago I reviewed the Gore Oxygen Rain Jacket. It was an impressive display of technology and design. The fit was exemplary, meant for a slim rider who didn’t want to flap in the ...

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If I Was 25

If I Was 25

As a rule, we don’t reprint press releases or do anything to promote ambassador programs, but for this, well, we all need some exceptions—Padraig.    The Blackburn Ranger program is ...

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The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball

The future is a funny thing. It comes whether we want it to or not. It brings things like our first bike, college graduation, sometimes marriage and kids. It also brings things like the flu, ...

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