Tag Archives: Rapha

The Fit Model

  I spent my formative years struggling between wearing clothes that were unfashionable but fit me and those that were fashionable, but didn’t remotely fit me. Not only did I not ...

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Rapha Grand Tour Shoes

  When I heard (through a somewhat cryptic email) that Rapha was going to offer cycling shoes, I need to be honest and admit that I was more excited than intrigued. My duty as a reviewer ...

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2012 Sea Otter Classic

The iconic, innovative and elusive Chris Chance. In telling members of my family that I was headed to Monterey for a week—without my wife or son—there were, inevitably, questions about just what ...

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Assos Uno Bibs

The knock against Assos is always their cost. The Swiss manufacturer is famous for nothing so much as their pricing that makes Mercedes seem as affordable as Kia. Sure, they are known for their ...

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Rapha Winter Embrocation

Okay, let’s get something out there between us right away: Los Angeles and winter are as well acquainted Pat McQuaid and common sense. It’s not that one is hostile to the other, ...

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We Have a Winner!

When I was a kid and I’d go grocery shopping with my mom, she’d drop me off in the cereal aisle. Just leave me there. I’d begin inventorying just which cereals had prizes that ...

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Risk vs. Danger

A slice of Tuna Canyon only a mile or so from Las Flores Canyon Saturday morning on Rapha’s Gentleman’s ride in Santa Monica rider Robert Hyndman died. Robert was descending Las Flores Canyon ...

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The Studio

One of my favorite studios is Velosmith in Wilmette, Illinois. I’ve always been a nut for great retail operations. In junior high it was hobby shops. High school and college was music ...

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Ride Studio Cafe

Rob Vandermark and Dave Chiu behind the RSC bar On Saturday night I kissed the wife and kids and rode off on my freshly tuned bicycle to a launch party for the Ride Studio Cafe Club. Ride Studio ...

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