Posts by Category: Body

Friday Group Ride #226

Friday Group Ride #226

I’m not allowed to grip a handlebar for 8-10 weeks. In fact, I’m typing this with my right hand and left thumb. The rest of that hand is close to useless after I severed two tendons ...

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The Rob English Fund

The Rob English Fund

Eugene, Oregon-based builder Rob English of English Cycles is known for being as fast as he is talented. He’s among the very fastest riders in the Willamette Valley and he took home the top ...

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The Sky Problem

The Sky Problem

For the first time since 1980 the reigning Tour de France champion has withdrawn from the race. In ’80, Bernard Hinault withdrew from the Grand Boucle, clearing the way for Joop Zoetemelk’s only ...

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Beyond the Forum

Beyond the Forum

Cycling, like any past time full of passionate adherents, has a number of forums devoted to it. There’s MTBR.com, Velocipede Salon, the former Serotta forum and one inhabited by ...

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Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

Mavic’s La Maison Jaune

It used to be you could go to a trade show, show some stuff and your rep force would write down orders. And then they’d visit the dealers that didn’t go to Interbike and write a bunch ...

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The Wiggins Dilemma

The Wiggins Dilemma

Bradley Wiggins has taken to the media to lament his omission from Sky’s Tour de France squad. Not yet mid-June and we have our first Tour de France drama. Oh thank heaven! So Wiggins gave ...

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Snake Oil

Snake Oil

The other night my wife decided to walk up to our corner convenience store to grab a drink—her latest favorite Vitamin Water. I asked her to bring back a Mexican Coke for me. What I didn’t ...

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New Socks!

New Socks!

Socks are like T-shirts in that the investment is minimal, they can allow you a bit of fun expression and you can never really have too many of them. So following a long hiatus on socks ...

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Friday Group Ride #221

Friday Group Ride #221

I didn’t ride with Jonathan on Sunday morning, as I normally might, so I wasn’t with him at 6:30am, flying down a hill out in Lincoln, the Garmin showing 30mph, when the deer grazing ...

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