Posts by Category: Body

Allan Holdsworth: an Homage

Allan Holdsworth: an Homage

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth has left the stage. As this is a cycling publication, it may seem odd that such a passing would be of note here. Why memorialize a guitarist who wasn’t even a ...

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The Little Island That Wouldn’t

The Little Island That Wouldn’t

I was laughing as I rolled to a stop for the map check. No, I wasn’t just laughing, I had lost it. I was on a jag. Cackling. But of the four other riders present, not one of them had any ...

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Pulling Through

Pulling Through

When I first began riding in groups the guys who taught me had a habit of slapping their thighs as a means to call out debris in the road. Slap your left thigh for something on the left, slap ...

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NAHBS 2017: People

NAHBS 2017: People

For all the shots I take of bicycles, and as much as I love bicycles, I need to be honest and say my favorite part of NAHBS is the people. Between exhibitors and attendees, I see plenty of ...

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Who Is He?

Who Is He?

When I crashed on Tuna Canyon a few years back, once the first-responders arrived they started asking me a battery of questions. One of the questions was whether or not I had lost consciousness. ...

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The Value of Experience

The Value of Experience

I hear about new bike brands a couple of times a year. Nine times out of ten they are too undercapitalized to amount to much. I’ve got mad sympathy for them because I’ve spent enough ...

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That Day

That Day

I still think about that day. I get to use such an inspecific term as “that” to refer to the day that I nearly killed myself because it has taken on that kind of significance in my ...

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How To Be a Hero

How To Be a Hero

Back in 2013, a contact of mine with Blackburn told me about this program they had, a bunch of empowered riders who were taking in some of the iconic touring routes, like riding the Pacific ...

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A Zwift Use of Time

A Zwift Use of Time

This winter I’ve been riding a Wahoo Kickr and using Zwift to inspire my rides. I was at the launch for Zwift a couple of years ago and found the promise of the system to be compelling. And ...

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Trapped: a Story of Winter

Trapped: a Story of Winter

During the winter of 1995 I got a VHS cassette in the mail. You, our readers, are, generally speaking, old enough not to need explanations of “VHS” or “cassette,” I hope. ...

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