Posts by Category: Travel

Kaena Point

Kaena Point

After rounding the bend, the last apartment building on the Waianae Coast shrinking behind me, the wind drove the spray from a breaking wave into the air, across the road. The cool washed over ...

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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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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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Memphis

Memphis

Riverside Drive runs along the Mississippi River and gives riders an expansive view. One of the more expressly American experiences is the need to leave home and find fortune elsewhere. We took ...

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A Coyote

A Coyote

The ready image is of a coyote, end-of-summer fat, halfway up the roadside embankment. I came around the corner, swiveling in my pedals against the grade to find a couple in a pickup truck cooing ...

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Riding New York City

Riding New York City

When I travel, my favorite way to explore the place I’m visiting is by bike. Yes, that opening statement is obvious to the point of absurdity. At a site devoted to cycling, saying you like ...

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The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

The Gem, Not Quite Hidden

Long before I moved to California, it stood as a mythic destination for me. My first attraction to California arose out of skateboarding in the 1970s. Dogtown, a locale hidden somewhere within ...

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Levi’s GranFondo, ’14

Levi’s GranFondo, ’14

I took up cycling so that I could go places, see things. Even without having thought through my urge, I had an instinctive understanding that seeing the world from the saddle of the bike was a ...

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