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First Ride: Specialized Epic

First Ride: Specialized Epic

A demo van recently showed up to our Wednesday night race series. The Howarth Park Dirt Crits are put on by Bike Monkey and ladle out silly amounts of fun. The only reason I miss them is when ...

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Paceline Podcast #77

Paceline Podcast #77

Fatty crashed and got a big raspberry on his hip. Went down on a wet descent right by a spot cyclists call Hamilton Falls because Tyler Hamilton fell there during the Tour of Utah. The staff here ...

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Shimano Goes Boa

Shimano Goes Boa

As Rolling Stone‘s John Swenson once wrote, “John Entwistle had the misfortune to be a good songwriter in a band (The Who) with a great one (Pete Townshend).” Entwistle was ...

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Tube-Free Heaven

Tube-Free Heaven

One not-so-fine summer day in Tennessee hot enough to fry an egg before it hit the ground, my Gran Torino experienced a complete delamination of its right front tire. Considering my velocity was ...

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Paceline Podcast #76

Paceline Podcast #76

The Tour de France is into its final days and Chris Froome looks likely to win. With Fatty away on a job interview, Patrick and Hottie hold down the fort and discuss Froome, Team Sky, (Sir) David ...

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Friday Group Ride #370

Friday Group Ride #370

In June of 1991, I met a Spanish couple in Yellowstone Park. They gave me a ride to one of the park attractions that was 40 miles from my campsite (and bike). We talked food, cycling and the ...

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