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The Pull

The Pull

When I reflect on the last two years on my life, I find myself, because answers rarely are that—answers—asking a number of questions. The one that recurs most? What does it mean to give?  I can ...

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Paceline Tandem #05

Paceline Tandem #05

I first read Bicycling Magazine editor Selene Yeager’s work in the 1990s. Having edited the work of health and fitness writers, I knew what good work looked like and hers was exemplary. She ...

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The Chassis: Bont Vaypor+ Shoes

The Chassis: Bont Vaypor+ Shoes

Some years back I was on a bike tour and a rider who knew my background began quizzing me about bottom bracket and crank arm stiffness. I was happy to engage the conversation about how those ...

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Desire

Desire

When you saw that word, did you think love? Or perhaps even sex? So often do we wrap that word in the language of love. We speak of “my heart’s desire.” It’s as if love ...

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Kalamazoo Killer Guilty

Kalamazoo Killer Guilty

Charles Pickett Jr., the driver who killed five riders and injured four more with his pickup truck in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been found guilty of all charges. In June of 2016 Pickett drove his ...

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CampoVelo

CampoVelo

This past weekend I had the good fortune to attend a day of the three-day food/wine/beer/bike festival CampoVelo. The event, in its second year, has grown and morphed from a bike ride with a food ...

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First Ride: Ibis Ripmo

First Ride: Ibis Ripmo

Roughly 10 years ago I had a conversation with one of the brighter engineers I know in the bike industry. He’s designed some incredible road bikes, a number of remarkable mountain bikes and ...

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