Posts by Category: Machine

Friday Group Ride #243

Friday Group Ride #243

December is a funny month in the bike industry. Everyone knows cycling is a seasonal endeavor, and as goes the riding, so go the sales. Years ago, December was a welcome winter respite for weary ...

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Assos Campionissimo Bibs

Assos Campionissimo Bibs

I once had a relationship with a woman who had a particular theory about gift giving. In her view, a proper gift should be something vaguely extravagant, something you’d be unlikely to buy ...

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Smith PivLock Eyewear

Smith PivLock Eyewear

A suggestion for Smith Optics. The PivLock line of optics should be called Periphery. I know, PivLock describes how the arms are removed to swap lenses. No offense to your marketing department, ...

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Giordana Silverline Kit

Giordana Silverline Kit

The first time I put on something from Giordana was 1998. A pair of knee warmers my sister gave me. A birthday present, I think. 16 years later, I still have them and I still wear them. On the ...

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Friday Group Ride #241

Friday Group Ride #241

I know guys who break things. What I mean is, I know guys who, by virtue of their size, strength or hell-for-leather riding style, go through parts like a college bar through cheap, American ...

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Previewing Scott’s 2015 Line

Previewing Scott’s 2015 Line

Back in July I got a chance to spend three days riding bikes from Scott’s 2015 lineup. I began writing up my observations while there, and then in one of those intersections of ...

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Friday Group Ride #240

Friday Group Ride #240

I am, despite whatever lingering swash-buckling notions of myself I still might harbor, a serial monogamist. I had two high school girlfriends. I had three in college. The last became my wife. ...

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Friday Group Ride #239

Friday Group Ride #239

I used to think that all my bikes, forever, would have white bar tape and white saddles. It’s PRO, right? It’s what you’re supposed to do. Except that, over time, it became more ...

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