Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #418

Friday Group Ride #418

Normally I’m the one asking the questions, but I had a note from my friend Karl this week that got me thinking extra hard about bikes. Given that I spend most of my days thinking about ...

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Happy Hands: Lizard Skins Gloves

Happy Hands: Lizard Skins Gloves

In my personal use, long-finger gloves were something I wore in cold weather and at cyclocross races. At least, that was my practice for a good 20 years.  I didn’t wear them for mountain ...

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The Lightweight Urgestalt

The Lightweight Urgestalt

The act of creation is selfish. It’s a chance to see what’s inside that urge, to find out where that creativity will take you. It’s nothing short of an adventure. And so while ...

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Blowhard: the MilKit Booster

Blowhard: the MilKit Booster

I’ve been a vocal proponent of floor pumps with a secondary chamber for seating tubeless tires. It’s a great way to avoid buying a compressor. It’s also a great way to find ...

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Orbea Orca

Orbea Orca

In the last couple of years I’ve ridden a number of bikes that aimed to be the best at something. The stiffest, the lightest, the most comfortable, the most custom. Many of those ...

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Friday Group Ride #415

Friday Group Ride #415

I have a bad habit of valuing anecdotal evidence more than I value data. Maybe it’s that I hew more verbal than mathematical. Maybe it’s that it’s easier to support opinions ...

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CrankTank, Part II

CrankTank, Part II

Gravel riding is like mountain bike riding in a really interesting way. While at some level all roads bear something in common—a flat, straight road in Alabama is not all that different from a ...

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