Tag Archives: Grasshopper Adventure Series

A Smarter Man

A Smarter Man

That we reserve math for numbers is a mistake, I say. There are many other kinds of math: educated guesses, emotional calculations, risk assessments made at the tops of trails. These ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #7

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #7

Just as we thought the rain was past tense, it comes roaring back for another good soaking. We discuss conditions at last weekend’s Super Sweetwater Grasshopper, which is to say wet the way ...

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On the Nature of Ambition

On the Nature of Ambition

My car is an explosion of sand-encrusted cycling clothing and wet. The one place devoid of these castoffs is … my gear bag. I could blame it on my fatigue. Or I could blame it on the ...

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Give it Your Worst

Give it Your Worst

My first impressions of Litespeed are a lot like titanium: strong and lasting. I had just started riding in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, just before the carbon fiber boom, and would ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #4

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #4

In this week’s show we talk about all the rain Northern California has been experiencing and how that’s creating problems not just for those who want to ride off road but even for ...

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Old Caz 2017

Old Caz 2017

As we rounded the turn my tires slid on the combination of soft soil and fallen leaves. I steered into the slide, held my breath for a moment and then got on the pedals. The rush that sent ...

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Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Welcome to a new podcast we are launching, called the Redwood Empire Pedalcast. The Pedalcast is a regional podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California. We figured that the area is rich ...

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The Paceline Podcast #46

The Paceline Podcast #46

Santa has come early to Padraig’s chimney and he has left behind the new Dura-Ace. We go over the bright and shiny parts. We also take a look at the vast array of gruppos making a run for ...

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Less than Perfect

Less than Perfect

One of the books I read as a golfer was called “Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect.” There are plenty of books on the swing; this taught the mental approach to the game. The main lesson was how to ...

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Silly Fun

Silly Fun

The bike industry’s annual spring trade show just ended. The Sea Otter Classic may have started as a celebration of bike racing, but it’s a good deal more than that now. The racing ...

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