Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #323

Friday Group Ride #323

It says something about me (I’ll leave it to you to decide what), that I found myself this morning, sitting on the basement floor, with my new road shoes and a box filled with pedals and ...

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A Blow-Hard With Pedigree

A Blow-Hard With Pedigree

When former Zipp resident brainiac Josh Poertner purchased Silca in 2013 and begin leading that famed ship out of the shoals and into navigable waters, I wondered to what port he’d set ...

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When Fun Is the Goal

When Fun Is the Goal

Suppose for an instant that you were to let go of every bias, every preconceived notion, every macho attitude and each indelibly stamped image of pro cool that you’ve worked so hard to ...

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Rethinking Excellence

Rethinking Excellence

How do you top yourself? How do you look at the best work you’ve ever delivered and then begin improving upon it? It’s a question most professionals have faced at one time or another. ...

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Homework

Homework

I do a lot of work on bikes. My neighbors sometimes ask me if I run a bike shop. They also occasionally ask if I might work on their bikes. My new definition of diplomacy is finding a way to say ...

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Revenge Against the Ankle-Biter

Revenge Against the Ankle-Biter

For most of us (maybe even all?), mountain biking is a more dynamic sport than it used to be. When I first started riding off road, my skills were nonexistent and my gear couldn’t take much ...

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Carbon Calm

Carbon Calm

There can be too much of a good thing. As an American, I’m not supposed to believe that. I’m supposed to think that the answer to everything is more. The bigger house, the faster car, ...

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Rethinking the Possible

Rethinking the Possible

When I was in Sedona for Magura Camp, Intense was one of the brands on hand with product to check out. Of course, my focus was road, but fortunately, I was afforded three rides and there were ...

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Friday Group Ride #319

Friday Group Ride #319

I am interested in where people’s conception of what a “bike” is comes from. That is to say, when you think of the bikes you want to ride, where does the image come from? Having ...

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Moving in Stereo, Part II

Moving in Stereo, Part II

Driving the bus Not all tandem experiences are created equal. I once rode a tandem that felt like I was unintentionally courting disaster. (Shepard notes that when Co-Motion started in 1988 their ...

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