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Interbike Flavor

Interbike Flavor

Interbike draws all types. I won’t say it attracts all types, because that would imply that everyone who shows up is interested in being there. And the guys smoking (in a nonsmoking ...

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Interbike 2016, Part XI

Interbike 2016, Part XI

One of the tragedies of Interbike is that it used to be that when a dealer was considering switching lines, he (or she) would walk the show floor looking at the different lines before signing a ...

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The Event Bag, Reimagined

The Event Bag, Reimagined

For all the thought that gets put into baggage, it’s rare that anyone comes up with anything that is measurably better. I’m always looking down at my gear bag wondering what ...

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Interbike 2016, Part X

Interbike 2016, Part X

I’m going to be honest and say that there was a time when I only got excited about a bike, component or accessory if it was something that was going to be a part of my riding life. Personal ...

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Fall

Fall

We call it crisp, as if the air itself were breakable, fragile as a crystal wine glass. But there’s something in the cool, something that cleaves, even when not frozen. There’s been a ...

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Interbike 2016, Part IX

Interbike 2016, Part IX

Every time I think I’ve hit all the really amazing stuff I saw, I realize there’s another set of photos I’ve yet to scour. People complain that the show was smaller, but it was ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Interbike 2016, Part VIII

Maybe it’s because I went in with an open mind, or maybe it’s because I’m getting older and I don’t process all that I see as quickly, but when I go back and scan the ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VII

Interbike 2016, Part VII

Vic Armijo is a buddy from the media world going back 20 years or so. His byline has appeared most everywhere at some point in time. These days he may be best known as an event promotor (The Tour ...

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The Whelm

The Whelm

Back in the early 1990s I played a computer game based around the F/A-18 Hornet. I think they call those first-person flyers, as opposed to first-person shooters, but trust me, there was plenty ...

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Interbike 2016, Part VI

Interbike 2016, Part VI

I’ll admit that there were some “new” things shown at Interbike that I’d already seen at Press Camp or even Sea Otter. No matter. In the intervening months, things ...

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