Posts by Category: Mind

Vision

Vision

The latest outrage in bike industry sexism is the Maxxis Tires “Babes” calendar. I’m not going to go into it, other than to say that Adele Mitchell, in a piece for Singletrack, ...

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The Campy Toy Ride

The Campy Toy Ride

None other than Nelson Vails, with Julie Kelly of SOAR Communications I’m a person of enormous good fortune. And here, I’m not talking about the fact that I work in the bike industry, ...

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Redemption

Redemption

My wife works in human resources. A big part of her career has been reviewing resumes and interviewing people. Until relatively recently, most of her searches were for people working in the ...

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The Dark

The Dark

Leaves shown like splotches of white paint on the asphalt. Until they crackled under tire, there was no way to distinguish just what they were. The failing light had two effects, to make all ...

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Old School #271: Cog Board

Old School #271: Cog Board

You’re an OldSchoolCyclist when you know what a cog board is. Back in the day when men were men, shorts were wool, and both were itchy; before indexed shifting or clip-in pedals, there were ...

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Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction

The Union Cycliste Internationale has just greenlighted the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton for the 2016 season. This is arguably the single biggest technological change in the pro peloton ...

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Where the Sausage Is Made

Where the Sausage Is Made

I’ve led a very middle-class existence. Since graduating from college (and graduate school), the closest I’ve come to working in a factory has been building and repairing bicycles in ...

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Friday Group Ride #288

Friday Group Ride #288

To ride my best, I need to be both willing and able. Able is a function of physical condition and time. Like you, I have a lot of commitments to work and family that mean longer rides, anything ...

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