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2018 NAHBS: Best Gravel

2018 NAHBS: Best Gravel

I created the best gravel category because a few years ago we had more gravel bikes in the cyclocross category than we had actual ‘cross bikes.The thing is, what makes a ‘cross bike ...

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Friday Group Ride #399

Friday Group Ride #399

I’ve never thought of myself as one of those people who races to train, which is to say, that I need an event in order to be motivated to ride. I love to ride. I ride all the time. But the ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Cyclocross

2018 NAHBS: Best Cyclocross

Judging the bicycle type categories of cyclocross, track, etc., comes with a subjectivity with which I’m not entirely at peace. Of course, one alternative is to adopt a points system that ...

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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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