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Just Plain Fun

Just Plain Fun

I’ve got friends for whom cyclocross is serious business. UCI races, points, call-ups, spare bikes, they take cyclocross as seriously as a coronary event. I can’t blame them. To race ...

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Recognizing Our Past

Recognizing Our Past

I went to the 2016 induction ceremony for the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Saturday night. Once located in Somerville, New Jersey, a few years back the hall moved to Davis, which has been ...

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The Go-To: Zipp 303 NSW

The Go-To: Zipp 303 NSW

I like quality. I dig greatness. When I sit down to read fiction, I want an author who’ll reach with mad ambition, which is to say I’ll read Thomas Pynchon rather than 50 Shades of ...

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The Changing Landscape

The Changing Landscape

Since the introduction of the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act (S.3205), the cycling community has been, rather surprisingly, facing a heated internal squabble about whether or not ...

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

We’ve been talking dream bikes on The Paceline. One of the hallmarks of any dream bike is its gorgeous appearance. Nobody sinks three, four, five (or more) thousand dollars into a bike ...

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Lessons of the Peloton

Lessons of the Peloton

Of the many recreational pursuits human beings enjoy, I know of nothing that requires the level of skill and fitness required to ride in a peloton. It’s a complicated algorithm of aerobic ...

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The Bucket List

The Bucket List

One of the hallmarks of first-world life is the bucket list. Only people living in the first world can contemplate a list of great accomplishments that their lives will somehow be incomplete ...

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The Hammer Road Rally

The Hammer Road Rally

Bike Monkey introduced a new event this fall, The Hammer Road Rally. Unfortunately, none of our contributors were able to attend the event, but when we saw the statement that Bike Monkey founder ...

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A Departure: for Jeff Dykzeul

A Departure: for Jeff Dykzeul

Several nights ago I received an email from a friend informing me that a mutual friend had passed away. Our friend Jeff been battling lymphoma for years, but I, mistakenly, thought he’d won the ...

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Fresh Thoughts, Familiar Source

Fresh Thoughts, Familiar Source

Last night I went to an event at Sausalito’s Above Category in which Zipp Speed Weaponry presented a new wheel, called the 454. Well, not just a new wheel, but a new generation of wheel. It ...

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