Posts by Category: Body

Bonk Breaker Energy Chews

Bonk Breaker Energy Chews

Of the many jokes I make at my expense, one of those is how aging just isn’t working out for me. Of course, I’m not alone in this. We are walking, talking, tweeting examples of the ...

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Speedvagen on Tour

Speedvagen on Tour

The biggest problem any frame builder faces is trying to connect with prospective clients. Being an individual toiling in a small workshop precludes the sort of glad-handing for which politicians ...

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Jobst Brandt: an Appreciation

Jobst Brandt: an Appreciation

The bike world has lost one of its legends. Jobst Brandt died on Tuesday following a long illness; he was 80. Thanks to his legendary book, “The Bicycle Wheel,” we thought of him as ...

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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

I was a cockroach. We were all cockroaches, which is probably why we didn’t notice. We all looked alike, terrible, scurrying between snow banks and subsisting on postage stamp glue, our ...

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Cooperation

Cooperation

When I went off the front of the field coming into the start/finish I did so with no clear plan. It wasn’t a move meant to win a prime, the race itself or the hearts of the podium girls. ...

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Eroica California

Eroica California

I have traction. I am keeping the front wheel down. Amazingly, I’m turning over a gear so monster I think of it as something I’d use for flat ground, not any sort of hill. And then it ...

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The Mother Ship

The Mother Ship

I expected the front suspension to compress and the front wheel to roll over the root as I eased around the tree and down the eroded stair-step terrain. What happened next was that I found myself ...

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In Praise of Pavement

In Praise of Pavement

I love riding gravel roads on my road bike. I love the energy and focus it takes to navigate the ruts and grooves with skinny tires. I love the effort required to climb stupidly steep grades ...

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