Tag Archives: Gran Fondo

Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Carbon for the Non-Race Set

Look Cycles deserves credit for being one of the first European manufacturers to see the promise of carbon fiber and do more than dabble in it with a model or two. Their first carbon frame was ...

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The Oregon Gran Fondo

The Oregon Gran Fondo

Every now and then a good idea gets washed out. The New Romantic movement of New Wave music in the ’80s started off great and then went post-apocalyptic Road Warrior-style. Everyone started ...

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The Sea Otter Gran Fondo

Clif founder Gary Erickson and Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia organizer Brian Ignatin. Just days before heading to the Monterey Peninsula for my annual pilgrimage to the world’s most ...

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The SLO Gran Fondo

Two of cycling’s heavy hitters: Bob Stapleton of High Road (l) and Andrew Messick of AEG Sports, (r) The gran fondo concept is in its infancy here in the United States. Most cyclists I ...

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The Breathless Agony

In Europe there are a number of famous gran fondos, such as the Maratona dles Dolomites and La Marmotte. They feature courses made famous by cycling gods and then flooded annually by the devout. ...

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The Gran Fondo Concept

Levi Leipheimer interviewed just before the start of his eponymous Gran Fondo. Since my post on Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge Gran Fondo, there have been a number of comments about how the timed ...

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