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Paceline Podcast #86

Paceline Podcast #86

After a difficult week in which schedules just didn’t meld (Vulcan or otherwise), the boys are back at it. This week’s Very Important Question concerns clipless pedals. On average, ...

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Interbike 2017, Part Last

Interbike 2017, Part Last

Honestly, I’d like to get on with my more typical editorial functions, which may or may not include writing about the gorgeous red, green and yellow leaves hanging from the maple outside my ...

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The Dino Ride

The Dino Ride

In the 1970s, a point when American cycling was unforgivably provincial, a group of mostly Northern California-based riders began making trips to Europe to race. You know some of those names: ...

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Trust

Trust

Before the race my buddy Steve said to me, “Just be on my wheel when we cross the start/finish at the bell. I’m going to be the first guy into turn one on the last lap.” True to ...

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The Bright Spot

The Bright Spot

Some years ago I realized that my emotional state was not unlike Christmas gift giving; I can only give that which I have. If I buy someone a bicycle, that’s what I can give. That bike ...

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Interbike 2017: Part VI

Interbike 2017: Part VI

Primal’s designs for cycling clothing keep getting more and more interesting. The the stuff balances affordability and quality into a high-value package. I was bummed that this kit ...

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Interbike 2017: Part V

Interbike 2017: Part V

Interbike is the showroom to Santa’s Workshop. Every time I walk in the door I remind myself of that. It’s not usually much work. A corollary is that it’s not much work to get ...

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Making Peace

Making Peace

The wind pushes through yucca plants, between rocks, over hills and through the peloton. Whole cacti sway like car antenna. We all dive for the right side of the road, ignoring the broken ...

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Interbike 2017: Community

Interbike 2017: Community

I commented to a friend today that Interbike is down so much in terms of exhibitors and attendees that it feels like that final trip to the hospital to see Aunt Mabel when you know she ...

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Interbike 2017: Part III

Interbike 2017: Part III

Some of the coolest stuff I saw at the show didn’t have a big product story. Alchemy displayed bikes seemingly less to talk about their carbon fiber construction prowess than to show off ...

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