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The History of Flanders

The History of Flanders

Cycling has few permanent shrines devoted to its history. It’s tragic. Just how tragic became apparent to me when I visited the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenarde, Belgium. Sure, it’s a ...

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The Idea of Order in Russian River

The Idea of Order in Russian River

As I crest the rise, the smell of eucalyptus trees fills the air, blotting every other scent from my sinuses. The rain ended mere hours ago and the trees come alive in the humid air. I breathe ...

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Were Mad Magazine‘s Don Martin still alive, and were he a cyclist, and were he the sort of cyclist who bounded through the woods on singletrack, ducking under branches and around trees ...

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Dental Care for Cogs

Dental Care for Cogs

Of the many tricks I learned as a mechanic, few have had the lasting utility of the folded T-shirt pulled taught. Greg LeMond was on his way to winning his second Tour de France when a co-worker ...

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Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

The reason King Ridge Road is King Ridge and not, say King Mountain, is that after making the arduous climb out of Cazadero you arrive not on top of a mountain, but at the crest of a ridgeline, ...

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The Next Gen Wheel

The Next Gen Wheel

One of the promises of disc brakes has been the opportunity to stop worrying about the brake track. Without needing to engineer a braking surface into a rim, an engineer is able to build a wheel ...

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Love on Auction

Love on Auction

Robin Williams’ bike collection is being auctioned off. It’s been two scant years since the actor’s suicide, a period in which his many of us have failed to process his ...

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Reader-Supported

Reader-Supported

Enthusiast publishing is a bit like a cancer patient, and advertising is like chemotherapy to that patient. The very thing that allows specialty publications to survive—advertising—is also the ...

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