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Meet Your Maker Petaluma

Meet Your Maker Petaluma

(Above: Sean Walling, Cam Falconer and Steve Rex) The always entertaining Bruce Gordon hosted the most recent edition of Meet Your Maker. Unlike other editions, this one included a swap meet ...

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A Blow-Hard With Pedigree

A Blow-Hard With Pedigree

When former Zipp resident brainiac Josh Poertner purchased Silca in 2013 and begin leading that famed ship out of the shoals and into navigable waters, I wondered to what port he’d set ...

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Masi Celebrates 90 Years

Masi Celebrates 90 Years

One of the most celebrated and coveted brands in cycling is celebrating its nonagitennial—90 years since Faliero Masi first began making bikes. It’s not a sexy word, but it’s an ...

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When Fun Is the Goal

When Fun Is the Goal

Suppose for an instant that you were to let go of every bias, every preconceived notion, every macho attitude and each indelibly stamped image of pro cool that you’ve worked so hard to ...

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Rethinking Excellence

Rethinking Excellence

How do you top yourself? How do you look at the best work you’ve ever delivered and then begin improving upon it? It’s a question most professionals have faced at one time or another. ...

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Homework

Homework

I do a lot of work on bikes. My neighbors sometimes ask me if I run a bike shop. They also occasionally ask if I might work on their bikes. My new definition of diplomacy is finding a way to say ...

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Getting Around

Getting Around

It is alleged Mahatma Gandhi implored those who followed him to “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Its implication is obvious: set an example. There are times when I fear ...

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