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Two By Two

Two By Two

In the early 2000s I despaired of bike racks. There had been a proliferation of racks that allowed you to leave both wheels on the bike and an arm swung up and clamped the down tube. Fine for ...

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Kid-Sized Pro

Kid-Sized Pro

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t buy me my own football helmet. I wanted a cool helmet with all sorts of extra face-maskery. I didn’t understand ...

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The Paceline Podcast #72

The Paceline Podcast #72

Everyone is back in their usual chairs this week, thank heaven. Fatty is just back from the Vision Relay, an event he’s been waiting for all season, and frankly, we at the Paceline have ...

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Connection

Connection

Dirty Kanza champions are of a piece. They are gritty, tenacious and down to earth. There’s something in Dirty Kanza that weeds out all but the stoic. And for reasons that I can see and ...

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I Ride for Her

It’s not our habit to post promo videos made by bike companies. I won’t go into the reasons why, but Salsa’s film, “I Ride for Her” is different. Just give it a ...

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Just Add Power

Just Add Power

I am to disciplined training what politicians are to humor. My intersections with it at this stage of my life are almost entirely accidental. I ride as much as I’m able, but unless ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #14

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #14

Patrick is back from Dirty Kanza and we’re back at it following an unplanned two-week hiatus. Jake and a number of other cycling advocates descended upon Sacramento recently for advocating ...

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The Paceline Podcast #71

The Paceline Podcast #71

Patrick is back from Dirty Kanza and while there may be no place like home, he says there’s no place quite like Emporia. Fatty is away on business, so it’s the duo of Pattie and ...

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Dirty Kanza: The Finish

Dirty Kanza: The Finish

I’ve finished rides and races in a number of circumstances—everything from beyond anonymous to in front of a crowd of cheering people. With 30 years of experience to look back on, I can say ...

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