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Town Support

Town Support

I’ve traveled all over the country to do cycling events. I’ve done events that were better than their reputation, and some that were much worse than theirs. I’ve ridden in town ...

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Half Pint, Full Day

Half Pint, Full Day

When I rolled out of the tunnel the grounds of Emporia State University opened before me. My first thought on recognizing the school’s campus was that the finish was imminent. I began to ...

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The Paceline Podcast #70

The Paceline Podcast #70

This week the Paceline is down to two, with Hottie and Patrick trading pulls. Patrick is in Emporia, Kansas, for Dirty Kanza. He’ll be riding the 100 with the intention of getting back and ...

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Dirtiest Kansas

Dirtiest Kansas

I’m in Emporia, Kansas. Cyclists who specialize in either road or mountain might wonder why. However, for those who do adventure rides, gravel events and the like, there’s little ...

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So Wrong It’s Right

So Wrong It’s Right

We say not to judge a book by its cover. It’s an admonition not to jump to a conclusion, or several of them. I’ve learned not to do that with shifting systems, tires, helmets and, ...

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Big Stones, Little Rocks

Big Stones, Little Rocks

When I went to visit Allied Cycle Works, I had some idea what I’d see. I knew I’d see carbon fiber frame production, some offices and a paint booth, at minimum. I wasn’t really ...

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The Paceline Podcast #69

The Paceline Podcast #69

This week we tackle every young boy’s favorite topic. We discuss the struggles Tom Dumoulin experienced at the Giro, where he suddenly hopped off his bike and ran out of sight to respond to ...

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Not-So Skilled Labor

Not-So Skilled Labor

In all the time I’ve been visiting bike companies, I’ve never once handled pre-pregnated (better known as pre-preg) carbon fiber while in its still-useful state. I’ve handled a ...

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Remarkable: a First Ride

Remarkable: a First Ride

Since the announcement of the launch of Allied Cycle Works I’ve been wondering the same thing everyone else has. Just how good are the bikes? Based on the information I had, knowing the ...

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Small Rider, Big Fun

Small Rider, Big Fun

I’m just going to begin by saying that I feel for anyone who has such a passion for children that they decide to start offering a product line aimed at them. This is more true of clothing ...

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