Posts by Category: Machine

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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CrankTank, Part I

CrankTank, Part I

I’m in Ketchum, Idaho, for a new event called CrankTank. It’s a successor of sorts to PressCamp which was shut down after last summer. The format is a bit different, with fewer ...

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The Chassis: Bont Vaypor+ Shoes

The Chassis: Bont Vaypor+ Shoes

Some years back I was on a bike tour and a rider who knew my background began quizzing me about bottom bracket and crank arm stiffness. I was happy to engage the conversation about how those ...

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