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Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

That lead image is a bit odd, no? It requires a bit of explaining, and whatever you’re thinking it is, you are probably wrong. It is, in fact, the new waterproof sock from Showers Pass. ...

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On Quality

On Quality

Robert M. Pirsig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance passed away Monday at his home in southern Maine, at the age of 88. Pirsig was the author of only two books, Zen and ...

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Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part I

Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part I

If the Sea Otter Classic isn’t the biggest celebration of cycling in the world, I’d like to know what is. To the mix of mountain bike races—with everything from cross country to dual ...

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One Bike, Many Rides

One Bike, Many Rides

In the last year I’ve ridden 29-inch wheels, 27.5-inch wheels, 27.5-plus wheels and even 26-inch wheels. And I’ve ridden them all on a short loop I know intimately. Despite industry ...

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Paceline Podcast #64

Paceline Podcast #64

This week we talk vows—wedding vows and how they might be tested if one of you forgets your Camelbak. Patrick is back from Japan but at a bike launch for Marin Bikes while Fattie and Hottie hold ...

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Allan Holdsworth: an Homage

Allan Holdsworth: an Homage

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth has left the stage. As this is a cycling publication, it may seem odd that such a passing would be of note here. Why memorialize a guitarist who wasn’t even a ...

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Rethinking the Jersey

Rethinking the Jersey

I give a lot less thought to jerseys as technical apparel than I do bib shorts. My list of needs/irritants is stunningly short. A jersey needs to fit, which is to say that it should follow the ...

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A Hand-Up

A Hand-Up

In 1991 I went on vacation to Crested Butte, Colo., where I participated in Fat Tire Bike Week. On one of the days we did a ride up to Teocalli Ridge and got what I consider to still be one of ...

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