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Oh, By the Way …

Oh, By the Way …

There’s a brief press release on the Union Cycliste Internationale’s web site in which the organization “confirms” that Russian ex-pro Denis Menchov has received a ...

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The Sky Problem

The Sky Problem

For the first time since 1980 the reigning Tour de France champion has withdrawn from the race. In ’80, Bernard Hinault withdrew from the Grand Boucle, clearing the way for Joop Zoetemelk’s only ...

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PressCamp ’14: the riding

PressCamp ’14: the riding

In my previous trip to Park City for PressCamp I didn’t ride an inch. On one hand, I was there to meet with manufacturers and talk with them about new product offerings. That my job. Bike ...

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Beyond the Forum

Beyond the Forum

Cycling, like any past time full of passionate adherents, has a number of forums devoted to it. There’s MTBR.com, Velocipede Salon, the former Serotta forum and one inhabited by ...

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Five Years

Five Years

When I launched Red Kite Prayer the plan, honestly, was to create an outlet for work that magazines weren’t interested in, and another source of income that I might enjoy a bit more control ...

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PressCamp ’14: Part V

PressCamp ’14: Part V

I need to be honest and say that the first Ridleys I saw didn’t impress me. They seemed to be long on stylish industrial design and short on engineering. It wasn’t uncommon to ...

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The Cervelo R3 and S3

The Cervelo R3 and S3

Trust and manufacturing are two terms that aren’t used together often enough. On the occasions when they are used together, it usually comes as dispositive, as in, “I don’t ...

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Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

Aero product marketing has a tendency to focus on savings, as in, you’ll save X watts. In theory, it makes sense. In actual practice, the only people I know who save energy are those with ...

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