Posts by Category: Body

Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part II

Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, this year’s Sea Otter Classic seemed more actively, deliberately friendly to children. I’ll grant that some of my perception my be skewed by my own ...

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Rethinking Objectives

Rethinking Objectives

So I and a motley band of journalists spent three days riding with Giro staffers and a few other special guests. Normally, when I attend an event of this sort, a company states what their ...

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Riding in Giro

Riding in Giro

I’m in Santa Cruz for a couple of days of rides ahead of the Sea Otter Classic. The event is being hosted by Giro and while I know the thrust of it concerns their New Road apparel, beyond ...

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Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

I was minutes from an all-hands staff meeting when an editorial assistant asked me if I could take a reader call. People were heading to the conference room and shooting me stern looks that ...

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The Community of the Future

The Community of the Future

Remember Utopia? You know, where everyone is equal, needs have been dispatched with all the relentless force used to stamp out smallpox, and disease and suffering are as alien as Ugandan at the ...

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Readying Ourselves for Spring

Readying Ourselves for Spring

The dirty water turned opaque hours ago, a contrast to the hotel bathtub’s bright white. The rider grimaces as he swirls the water, as if recognizing a particular grain of grit for its direct ...

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Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

Well this is one post that’s as overdue as a 10-month pregnancy. Honestly, I thought this post was going to happen back in January. Ah, cruel fortune. The good news is that the day has ...

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NAHBS #10

NAHBS #10

Cherubim Strange but true. The North American Handmade Bicycle Show will celebrate its tenth anniversary with next week’s gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina. Has it really been ten ...

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Considering Levi’s GranFondo

Considering Levi’s GranFondo

Since USADA released its Reasoned Decision in October of 2012, cycling fans have turned on riders it once revered. Most hardcore riders I know had tired of Lance Armstrong long before Travis ...

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Learning How to Drink

Learning How to Drink

I spent most of last week in Phoenix, Arizona, at an event organized for members of the media by Skratch Labs. The lectures and Q&A sessions resulted in the closest I’ve come to feeling ...

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