Posts by Category: Body

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part II

Jeff Zell, on the left, heads up operations for Panaracer and Minoura here in the U.S. I got to know him after I wrote Peloton’s eighth issue. He charmed me in his note and it was easy to ...

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Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part I

Interbike 2018, the Faces, Part I

Every industry is built on people and relationships. I work in the bike industry because I like and trust people in the bike industry in a way that never occurred in other industries. The fact ...

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Connecting

Connecting

Earlier this summer, I stood under the sweltering Tulsa sun, bathed in a mixture of salty sweat and stale beer and the dampness of the Oklahoma air. My shirt was clinging to my body, and I could ...

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What Happened?

What Happened?

Of the many events I’ve signed up for in my life, the array isn’t all that vast. They are mostly one-day rides. That’s all the typical event promoter wants to do, for any number ...

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Bucket List Rockies

Bucket List Rockies

We are puny. Nothing on earth so thoroughly drives home that message to me than being in big mountains, such as the Alps, Pyrenees … or the Rockies. Looking out on the expanse below helps ...

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A Visit to the Alchemist

A Visit to the Alchemist

As a bike geek, there’s almost no place I can go that is cooler than visiting a bike company, especially one that actually manufactures on-site. I like seeing where the sausage is made, ...

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The Trouble With 1x

The Trouble With 1x

As an operating system, human beings have a terrible range of performance. If it’s much colder than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, we need clothing to keep warm. If it’s much warmer than 85 ...

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The Red Kite Ronde et Vous

The Red Kite Ronde et Vous

The Red Kite Ronde et Vous is our fist-ever event. It is a gravel event with a custom bike party. We will do two days of gravel rides in Sonoma County, the first tracing the Old Caz route from ...

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Nine

Nine

Red Kite Prayer turns nine today. I started this site to do something different, an alternative to the other sites out there. Much as I loved the big cycling web sites, there was something I ...

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