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Interbike ’14: Part III

Interbike ’14: Part III

Sony showed off a new video camera, the HDR-AS100V, called the Action Cam, to compete with a now burgeoning market for video. This unit features Zeiss optics for sharper video as well as a stereo ...

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Interbike ’14: Part II

Interbike ’14: Part II

Yesterday’s rain yielded to warmer temps today and more consistent wind, but it made for pleasant riding. I began my day with a visit to Bianchi to ride a bike I learned about during last ...

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Interbike ’14: Part I

Interbike ’14: Part I

Felt introduced their second iteration of their aero road bike, the AR, last year, and while I was able to write a bit about it at their media event, I didn’t have the chance to ride it. ...

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The Specialized Allez, Reborn

The Specialized Allez, Reborn

I don’t usually write about equipment that I haven’t ridden and won’t ever get to ride. I’m going to make an exception, though this may not be the only time this happens. ...

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Lake CX237

Lake CX237

Of all the pieces of gear or apparel I review, footwear is at once the most frustrating and rewarding, as my boy Mini-Shred would say, “All the same together.” The challenge is that ...

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The Second-Class Citizen

The Second-Class Citizen

The death of a cyclist while cycling contains within it an inherent irony. We ride to see the world, to enjoy ourselves, to improve our health—in short, we ride to live. So when a cyclist dies ...

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That Dirt Road Thingy

That Dirt Road Thingy

I used to live in Western Massachusetts. I can assert that it is some of the best riding in the entire country. Here’s why: Massachusetts was one of the first areas in North America settled ...

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WD-40 Foaming Wash

WD-40 Foaming Wash

There came a point in my development as a mechanic where all those cure-alls to wrenching ills became as outmoded as the dial telephone. Vice grips were the first to go. Then 3-in-1 Oil. I ...

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The Bike of the Future

The Bike of the Future

Author’s Note: I wrote a lengthy piece about the Oregon Manifest and the needs of the utility bike for Bike Hugger recently. I decided to boil it down and add a bit more now that the Oregon ...

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