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Friday Group Ride #345

Friday Group Ride #345

This Group Ride is about Lance Armstrong, sort of. I’m telling you now, so you can unplug, log-off, go rider your bike if that topic turns you off. I’m writing about Lance, because an ...

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An End to Clammy

An End to Clammy

I used to think I objected to anything that affected my touch or grip, at least as I worked on bikes, though it’s emblematic of my learner need not for control but for input, for my need to ...

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Just Plain Fun

Just Plain Fun

I’ve got friends for whom cyclocross is serious business. UCI races, points, call-ups, spare bikes, they take cyclocross as seriously as a coronary event. I can’t blame them. To race ...

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Friday Group Ride #330

Friday Group Ride #330

I don’t remember the first time I pulled my bike over and parked it in the rack in front of Fern’s Country Store. It was some time in the ’90s. How many times I’ve been ...

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Friday Group Ride #313

Friday Group Ride #313

We have gotten away from doing race prediction Group Rides, mainly because many of us have gotten away from watching races. And normally when we do a race prediction post, we do it before the ...

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Friday Group Ride #305

Friday Group Ride #305

On Sunday, the men of the pro peloton will be racing over the cobbles of Flanders, hoping not to crash or flat. With both Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen closing on retirement (though still ...

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Friday Group Ride #292

Friday Group Ride #292

I don’t always get what I need from the bike. I know that’s probably a little sacrilegious to say, but I’m not much for religion. The truth is that a lot of my riding is ...

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Piles of Parts

Piles of Parts

One of the more surreal features of our factory visits in Taiwan was the sheer scale of production. Visually, seeing all those products at various stages of assembly gave us a fresh perspective ...

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