Posts by Category: Race

Friday Group Ride #258

Friday Group Ride #258

Paris-Roubaix has somehow engendered this awed reverence, a sepia-toned preciousness that doesn’t, to me, feel completely congruent with its reality. To me, Paris-Roubaix is more like the ...

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Friday Group Ride #257

Friday Group Ride #257

We named our first son Owen, as solid a Welsh boy’s name as we could imagine, and our second Ian (rejecting the favorite, Jasper, within seconds of his arrival) because it was easier to ...

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The Rock Cobbler

The Rock Cobbler

Moments after riding up from the trail and rejoining the pavement, I could see the pop-up tent at the edge of the biker bar’s parking lot. The cool wind of relief washed over me. Checkpoint ...

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The Old Caz Grasshopper

The Old Caz Grasshopper

I stopped racing bikes in 2003 for two reasons. The first and most deciding factor was that I couldn’t afford it; I was starting Asphalt Magazine and I needed every cent I could lay my ...

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Friday Group Ride #246

Friday Group Ride #246

I don’t ride the trainer much, hardly ever really, because I lack discipline and seriousness and the ability to pretend I’m riding a bike when I’m not, which is funny really ...

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What Should Roll

What Should Roll

What should have been the winter highlight for cyclists in the U.S. turned out to be the biggest debacle for USA Cycling since … the USADA Reasoned Decision. Okay, so not very long since their ...

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Taiwan KOM Challenge

Taiwan KOM Challenge

The following account of the Taiwan KOM Challenge was written by Brett Lindstrom, who is the sales and marketing manager for the shoe manufacturer Lake. He’s a veteran racer and a gifted ...

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