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The Paceline Podcast #68

The Paceline Podcast #68

Are you feeling tired? We are, but not of doing this show. We talk sleep, ingredients of better sleep and the value of a good nap. We also discuss a few hormones that are involved and how much we ...

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Delight

Delight

As his not-so-tininess The Deuce exited the turn I could see his eyes widen and mouth pull taught in an O of amazement. His expression said it all—Holy cow, I pulled it off! U-turns had been his ...

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Same Reliability, Less Weight

Same Reliability, Less Weight

Buying wheels as a set has become a given. That’s a relatively recent phenomenon. And back when I built wheels from scratch, one of the best choices you could make was to use Mavic hubs and ...

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Happy Feet

Happy Feet

A couple of months ago I reviewed the Seal Skinz MTB Thin Mid with Hydrostop socks. They kept water out the way a balloon keeps the air in. Crazy effective. At the end of a sloshy five-hour ride, ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #12

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #12

Patrick takes this week’s show solo as Jake is away on official (family) business. He’ll be back next week. We recap last weekend’s final Grasshopper of the season, King Ridge ...

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The Paceline Podcast #67

The Paceline Podcast #67

This week, we ask a question: Are you okay with changing a ride’s plan? What do you do when a ride goes off plan? Fatty encountered some serious wind on a ride and had to ask himself a ...

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When Same Isn’t Same

When Same Isn’t Same

When it comes to saddles, I have a bunch of go-tos. There are saddles I know will work, provided I set them up properly. The Fi’zi:k Aliante and Antares, and the Specialized Romin and Toupé ...

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The Fall-Line Guy

The Fall-Line Guy

Last year my cohort Fatty interviewed the now-former Editor-in-Chief of Bicycling, Bill Strickland, for the Fattycast. In the interview, Strickland revealed that he had trimmed his stable to just ...

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Hitch Rack Meets Refinement

Hitch Rack Meets Refinement

Those early hitch racks were a lot like trunk racks: not terribly attractive. It was the same way with roof racks. It wasn’t until some time in the 1990s that roof racks became status ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #11

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #11

For the most part, Northern California seems to have skipped spring and gone straight to summer. May is national Bike to Work Month. The San Francisco Bike Coalition as well as the Sonoma County ...

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