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2018 NAHBS: Best Mountain Bike

2018 NAHBS: Best Mountain Bike

When NAHBS organizer Don Walker tapped me to be chief judge, I relaxed a great number of rules. I stressed to builders that our job is to recognize great work rather than find out who follows ...

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Chileno Valley Grasshopper

Chileno Valley Grasshopper

In Sonoma County’s Grasshopper Adventure Series, riders who do the full series are treated subjected to a variety of different requirements to succeed. Sure, you’ve got to have the ...

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Old Caz From the Back

Old Caz From the Back

Even after seeing a third tandem my competitive urges stayed firmly in check. There was no tandem category and I wasn’t there to race anyone on any level. Put another way, my heart rate and ...

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One Good Dude

One Good Dude

Part of being a pro cyclist is spending the off season meeting with sponsors and glad-handing fans. I’ve attended a number of “get to ride with Rider X” events over the years. ...

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In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

When I lined up for Levi’s GranFondo this year, I was doing so for reasons that had more to do with community and budding tradition than for my own personal riding. I’d been traveling ...

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The Dino Ride

The Dino Ride

In the 1970s, a point when American cycling was unforgivably provincial, a group of mostly Northern California-based riders began making trips to Europe to race. You know some of those names: ...

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