Posts by Category: Body

The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The first time my water bottle froze on a bike ride, I’d been cycling for fewer than five years. I’d say that I was enthusiastic, but not yet serious. This detail will help explain ...

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Factory Work

Factory Work

Growing up, my idea of factory work was largely influenced by the opening montage from the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley. Hopefully, you’re old enough to remember that endless progression of ...

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Dislocation, Part II

Dislocation, Part II

My next ride was with two of GT’s product managers, Todd Seplavy and Cait Dooley. I met Cait at this year’s Press Camp and found her to be a truly knowledgeable and invested bike ...

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Dislocation, Part I

Dislocation, Part I

“Wunn peepaw?” “Wunn peepaw? Hmm.” “Yoo wunn peepaw?” “Oh! Peepaw! People! Yes, I’m one people—one person.” So glad to clear that up with the ...

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Feng Chia Night Market

Feng Chia Night Market

The factory visits the formed the basis for my trip overlapped with Taichung Bike Week, which gave me a chance to catch up with several product managers I know. I managed to get rides in with ...

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Taiwan

Taiwan

I’m headed to Taiwan for my first visit there. I’m traveling on behalf of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News and will be doing some factory tours in addition to some riding. ...

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Friday Group Ride #285

Friday Group Ride #285

The fastest I have traveled on a bicycle is somewhere between 51 and 52mph. That’s somewhere north of 80kph for our metric friends. It was on Ed Clark Road during D2R2 five years ago. Ed ...

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Grinduro!

Grinduro!

I was standing on top of Grizzly Ridge, waiting for some sort of internal cue to materialize when one of the race volunteers told the rider next to me, “You’re going to roll into the ...

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Friday Group Ride #284

Friday Group Ride #284

The leaves are late here, mostly green and still in their trees. The birds haven’t been fooled. They are moving south in their flocks. Youth hockey has started. The apples are ripe and the ...

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