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Lessons of the Peloton

Lessons of the Peloton

Of the many recreational pursuits human beings enjoy, I know of nothing that requires the level of skill and fitness required to ride in a peloton. It’s a complicated algorithm of aerobic ...

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The Bucket List

The Bucket List

One of the hallmarks of first-world life is the bucket list. Only people living in the first world can contemplate a list of great accomplishments that their lives will somehow be incomplete ...

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The Hammer Road Rally

The Hammer Road Rally

Bike Monkey introduced a new event this fall, The Hammer Road Rally. Unfortunately, none of our contributors were able to attend the event, but when we saw the statement that Bike Monkey founder ...

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A Departure: for Jeff Dykzeul

A Departure: for Jeff Dykzeul

Several nights ago I received an email from a friend informing me that a mutual friend had passed away. Our friend Jeff been battling lymphoma for years, but I, mistakenly, thought he’d won the ...

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Fresh Thoughts, Familiar Source

Fresh Thoughts, Familiar Source

Last night I went to an event at Sausalito’s Above Category in which Zipp Speed Weaponry presented a new wheel, called the 454. Well, not just a new wheel, but a new generation of wheel. It ...

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Custom Kit, American-Made

Custom Kit, American-Made

American-made cycling clothing is rare. American-made anything is increasingly rare, which is a shame given how often American-made products can offer quality superior to many imported ones. Case ...

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Old Hobby, New Stoke

Old Hobby, New Stoke

The face and nature of advocacy is evolving. Traditionally, the face of advocacy has been seen in bike lanes and other infrastructure aimed at people who use bikes for transportation—the big ...

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Just Add Wind

Just Add Wind

Some years back, I was attending the launch of the Cervelo S5, the innovative bike maker’s aero road frame. It was the latest evolution in their pursuit of aero gains for road bikes and we ...

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Small-Scale Pro

Small-Scale Pro

Children face significant hurdles in learning to ride a bike. Sure, there are sizing issues; most bikes for kids each have about a magic six-month window in which their fit—and as a result, ...

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