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The Ag2r Fiasco [Updated]

The Ag2r Fiasco [Updated]

If you have any relationship to social media then by now you have probably caught the video of the Ag2r rider who crashed in a time trial after he hit a speed bump and his bars separated from his ...

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Paceline Podcast #84

Paceline Podcast #84

In our first VIQ (Very Important Question) we asked you, our audience, which foot you place forward when descending. We assumed most riders would indicate they put their left foot forward. We got ...

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Routine

Routine

In it we find the solace, the reassurance of the familiar. It is the set of knowns that give our days shape, that let us know the work day comes to an end, that we can relax after dinner and have ...

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Making the Old New

Making the Old New

When I moved away from Memphis I was done with riding there. Done, as in over, bored, finished. As a riding locale it had ceased to interest me. I was ready to push on to different vistas, new ...

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Paceline Podcast #83

Paceline Podcast #83

Patrick is away in Tennessee working on a feature for Bicycling Magazine on Memphis. Memphis’ fortunes have changed in the last few years and the city has made a huge investment in ...

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Friday Group Ride #376

Friday Group Ride #376

I’ve got an organizer near my front door with two bins of cycling shoes, one for road shoes, the other for mountain shoes. For reasons of professional obligation having to do with review ...

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Paceline Podcast #82

Paceline Podcast #82

Fatty had a meeting with a doctor that gave him an unusual frame of mind for this show. The colonoscopy made him hungry and maybe a little freer with his opinions. Some of those opinions regard ...

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Rites of Passage: an Inventory

Rites of Passage: an Inventory

We were all there once, the newbie, perhaps even the Fred, wearing tube socks and cutoffs and swearing we’d never buy one of those silly beer cooler hats. Somewhere in there, we all became ...

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