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The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

I attended the Sea Otter Classic despite a complete lack of interest on the part of the organizers to have the media actually report on the experience of riding their events. Seems to me it would ...

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Rethinking Objectives

Rethinking Objectives

So I and a motley band of journalists spent three days riding with Giro staffers and a few other special guests. Normally, when I attend an event of this sort, a company states what their ...

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Riding in Giro

Riding in Giro

I’m in Santa Cruz for a couple of days of rides ahead of the Sea Otter Classic. The event is being hosted by Giro and while I know the thrust of it concerns their New Road apparel, beyond ...

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Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

I was minutes from an all-hands staff meeting when an editorial assistant asked me if I could take a reader call. People were heading to the conference room and shooting me stern looks that ...

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The Community of the Future

The Community of the Future

Remember Utopia? You know, where everyone is equal, needs have been dispatched with all the relentless force used to stamp out smallpox, and disease and suffering are as alien as Ugandan at the ...

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NAHBS 14, Part VIII

NAHBS 14, Part VIII

Okay, last post on NAHBS, promise. I’ve got too many great images not to share one final, large-scale image dump. I’ll begin with a shot of one of the usual suspects. Left to right: ...

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Who Are You?

Who Are You?

The digital age has upended nearly everything we know about commerce. Storied publishers of everything from music to magazines and books are resorting to bake-sale tactics just to stay in ...

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Greg LeMond Fixes a Flat … Better

Greg LeMond Fixes a Flat … Better

Our friends at 9W Magazine have produced a flat repair response with Greg LeMond. That I didn’t see this coming is almost embarrassing, but the surreality of the video is surprising enough ...

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