Posts by Category: Machine

Winter PressCamp, Part III

Winter PressCamp, Part III

I like brands that go their own way. It’s possible that I feel an affinity for those companies that forge their own direction. And that’s just the case with KHS. They are perhaps best ...

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Friday Group Ride #248

Friday Group Ride #248

I said, “I’m looking for a three-way,” and my wife rolled her eyes, because that’s what she does when I make crass jokes. I picked up the 4-5-6, adjusted tightened the ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part II

Winter PressCamp, Part II

There’s a new entry into the world of e-bikes, and it’s not Raleigh; they’ve been offering a few models for a couple of seasons. No, the new player is Shimano. In 2014 they ...

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Winter PressCamp, Part I

Winter PressCamp, Part I

I love Interbike. Trade events are a chance to talk with smart people chasing their passions. Whether you’re speaking with pro athletes, number-crunching engineers or visionary branding ...

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Kitsbow Clothing

Kitsbow Clothing

The first time I saw dedicated mountain bike clothing, it looked like the bastard child of motocross gear and a ren faire costume. The cargo shorts lacked a pad, and the pockets, when loaded, ...

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Friday Group Ride #247

Friday Group Ride #247

I didn’t really recognize the words coming out of my mouth. I was saying, “I don’t really want to own a lot of bikes anymore. I just want to have a few really good ones.” ...

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Lake MXZ303 Winter Boots

Lake MXZ303 Winter Boots

I had resolved to ride straight through the winter, mostly because I had spent so much time off the bike, injured, at the end of the summer and into the fall. A mild weather start helped stoke my ...

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BMC TMR01, Part II

BMC TMR01, Part II

What’s in a name? BMC loves it’s jargon. Me, less so. I tend not to be a fan of fancy names, crazy acronyms or technology monickers that do nothing to explain the tech in objective ...

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BMC TMR01, Part I

BMC TMR01, Part I

We’re at a point with carbon fiber bicycles that most dedicated cyclists have had a chance to own one or two of them and get a feel for the material’s strengths and weaknesses. ...

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BIBBITS Number Magnets

BIBBITS Number Magnets

I’m a seven pin guy. Not bowling pins or rolling pins or pin up girls. Safety pins. I use seven safety pins every time I pin on a number for a race. Why seven pins? Because Chris Lotts said to ...

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