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Paceline Podcast #66

Paceline Podcast #66

In this week’s episode we discuss bike commuting because our man Hottie is now working for a radio station and his duties require him to be up at 3:00 a.m. to be able to make his eight-mile ...

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The Cycling Cap, Improved

The Cycling Cap, Improved

I’m a fan of the cotton cycling cap. Even though jerseys that flutter in the wind and ankle socks are as fashionable as hoop skirts, the cotton cycling cap is no less stylish now than when ...

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The Deuce Rides

The Deuce Rides

One of the more amazing experiences of being a parent, for me, has been watching when the light goes on in a kid’s—my kid’s—head. Something suddenly clicks and they grok something ...

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The Fastest Rubber Yet?

The Fastest Rubber Yet?

Last fall I began riding two new tires from Vittoria. The venerable tire maker is now using graphene in their top-of-the-line Corsa tires. I’ve been riding the tubeless-ready 23mm Corsa ...

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Friday Group Ride #359

Friday Group Ride #359

It’s Padraig here; I’m pulling through for Robot, who is on the rivet with real-world duties. When I was a kid, I had three ways to learn about my hobbies: books, magazines and ...

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Paceline Podcast #65

Paceline Podcast #65

We got the band back together. Patrick is finally back from Japan and the Sea Otter Classic and tells tales of tiny roads, crazy descents and lots of hot water, not to mention a new mountain bike ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #10

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #10

After a hiatus due to excessive travel, we’re back. Patrick is back from Japan and has tales of hot water and tiny roads. And both Jake and Patrick are back from Monterey where Jake ...

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Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

Sea Otter Classic 2017, Part III

That lead image is a bit odd, no? It requires a bit of explaining, and whatever you’re thinking it is, you are probably wrong. It is, in fact, the new waterproof sock from Showers Pass. ...

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On Quality

On Quality

Robert M. Pirsig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance passed away Monday at his home in southern Maine, at the age of 88. Pirsig was the author of only two books, Zen and ...

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