Tag Archives: Sonoma County

A Bike Shop We’ve Always Needed

A Bike Shop We’ve Always Needed

If there’s a single truth to bicycle retailing that everyone involved can agree upon, it’s that the nature of being a bike shop and how you provide value and service is changing, and ...

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The Idea of Order in Russian River

The Idea of Order in Russian River

As I crest the rise, the smell of eucalyptus trees fills the air, blotting every other scent from my sinuses. The rain ended mere hours ago and the trees come alive in the humid air. I breathe ...

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Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

Undeterred: Levi’s Gran Fondo

The reason King Ridge Road is King Ridge and not, say King Mountain, is that after making the arduous climb out of Cazadero you arrive not on top of a mountain, but at the crest of a ridgeline, ...

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Big Course, Big Fun

Big Course, Big Fun

I saw the trail of wet drops before I noticed the rider bent over his bike. They culminated in a multicolored puddle between his legs that caused me to think, “I wish throwing up could make ...

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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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Bootie-licious

Bootie-licious

The bootie is a piece of gear so essential to winter riding that my inability to locate a pair in my dresser has caused me to skip a ride on more than one occasion. Trying to explain to my wife ...

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The Point

The Point

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental health—Abraham Maslow During my final season of racing, there was a weekend in which my ambition got the better of me. I ...

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The Paceline Podcast #1

The Paceline Podcast #1

The Paceline gets going by putting on the brakes. We talk disc brakes on road bikes. 2016 will be the year we see more disc brakes on bikes in the pro peloton. Our panel breaks, or should we say ...

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Community

Community

Yesterday I did a recon ride for a gravel event I wrote about last year—Old Cazadero. It’s part of the Grasshopper Series here in Sonoma County. Old Caz, as it’s called, is a roughly ...

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Place

Place

The bicycle is amazing for as many reasons as we have fingers. There’s the fact that when we’re young, it multiplies our effort into a version of our own energy, perfected. ...

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