Tag Archives: Skratch Labs

Interbike 2016, Part VII

Interbike 2016, Part VII

Vic Armijo is a buddy from the media world going back 20 years or so. His byline has appeared most everywhere at some point in time. These days he may be best known as an event promotor (The Tour ...

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Baby Food

Baby Food

Since Clif introduced its Organic Energy series, the energy-food-buying public has compared them to baby food. The comparison is as unavoidable as laughter during a Monty Python film. ...

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Odds, Ends

Odds, Ends

There have been a few items bumping around in my fleeting attention for a few weeks now, things that don’t necessarily merit a full review, but have been cool enough to warrant some ...

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The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The Hot Drink for Cold Days

The first time my water bottle froze on a bike ride, I’d been cycling for fewer than five years. I’d say that I was enthusiastic, but not yet serious. This detail will help explain ...

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The Feed

The Feed

The hot new thing in retailing is box service. You can now buy shoes, sweaters, ties—hell, whole outfits—by what is essentially mail order. That doesn’t seem to lose a big hurdle with ties, ...

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The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The expo at Sea Otter was a me-too event, started to riff off the success of the expos at the Big Bear Lake and Mammoth Mountain NORBA National stops on the mountain bike circuit. It’s not ...

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Friday Group Ride #251

Friday Group Ride #251

Don’t worry. This isn’t about the weather. I just happened to be standing on the roof, outside the kids’ bedroom window, raking snow to keep the ice dams at bay, when my wife, ...

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Learning How to Drink

Learning How to Drink

I spent most of last week in Phoenix, Arizona, at an event organized for members of the media by Skratch Labs. The lectures and Q&A sessions resulted in the closest I’ve come to feeling ...

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Fallout

 The tribute to Armstrong’s ’99 Tour win at Trek Headquarters When I was a boy, I had a thing for Porsche. I thought their cars were sexy in ways almost nothing other than lingerie ...

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