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Grinduro!

Grinduro!

I was standing on top of Grizzly Ridge, waiting for some sort of internal cue to materialize when one of the race volunteers told the rider next to me, “You’re going to roll into the ...

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A Helmet for the Kids

A Helmet for the Kids

Can we be honest for a sec? Kids are falling machines. Their inner ears have all the expertise of a drunken penguin trying to slackline. Naturally, a bike helmet is a good idea not just for when ...

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Riding the Panzer

Riding the Panzer

When I heard the megaphone, it didn’t compute. I was riding on a dirt road in reaches of Sonoma County so remote the road barely shows up on Google Maps. It’s not a place where one, ...

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Interbike 2015, Part XI

Interbike 2015, Part XI

Interbike isn’t all gear, gear, gear, though it can seem that way. I went into this year’s show with the intention of taking lots of pictures of people and ended up in enough of a ...

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Passing the Helmet

Passing the Helmet

For the last few years, the day after Levi’s Gran Fondo, a few of us have been getting together for an easy recovery ride. I can’t speak for the others in attendance, but I have not ...

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Interbike 2015, Part IX

Interbike 2015, Part IX

Alchemy Bicycles showed at Interbike for the first time and while that’s great news for a brand that has been more closely associated with the handmade/custom end of the market, they were ...

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Interbike 2015, Part VIII

Interbike 2015, Part VIII

I ran across Wishbone Design last year and found their kids’ products to be both inventive and practical. This year they showed an add-on kit that converts the balance bike into one with a ...

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