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NAHBS 2015, Part IV

NAHBS 2015, Part IV

My initial post on the category award winners was unfortunately brief due to other demands on my time while serving as Chief Judge for the awards. It’s hard to have two jobs and one day. ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part III

NAHBS 2015, Part III

While official numbers have yet to be released for this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the number of attendees and exhibitors was off from previous locales. Given the winter ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part II

NAHBS 2015, Part II

This afternoon at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show we announced the category award winners, with a few exceptions. This post will be brief and I’ll do a followup that will go into ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part I

NAHBS 2015, Part I

So much of what I’d like to present to you right now I’m not at liberty to share with you. Technically, I’m not under a media embargo, but as the chief judge for the awards, ...

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Building Shimano Di2

Building Shimano Di2

Even though it’s been more than 20 years since I worked full-time as a mechanic, I still try to do as much of my mechanical work on bikes as possible. I do this for a few reasons. The first ...

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Pedaler’s Fork + Argonaut

Pedaler’s Fork + Argonaut

Of the many bedroom communities in the greater LA metropolis, few lie in such close proximity to great riding as does Calabasas. It sits at the edge of the San Fernando Valley, just north of the ...

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Learning to Ride: the Razor Scooter

Learning to Ride: the Razor Scooter

This is the first in what will be an occasional series on teaching my kids to ride bicycles. My experience may be handy to some of you with young children, and for those of you who have children ...

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NAHBS: Words About Awards

NAHBS: Words About Awards

I’ve done a fair number of stupid, thankless things in my life. And I’m not talking about parenthood. Years from now I may look back on taking on the role of chief judge for the North ...

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The Aero Makeover

The Aero Makeover

My life is full of competing desires. I want to be a good father. I want to drink wine (or beer) with dinner. I want to stay married. I need to write on a daily basis. And I love riding my bike ...

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Security

Security

Aside from being the name of one of my favorite albums of all time, I’ve been thinking about a more traditional definition of security, as regards bicycles. In running an increasing number ...

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