Tag Archives: Sonoma County

In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

In the Wake of: Levi’s GranFondo

When I lined up for Levi’s GranFondo this year, I was doing so for reasons that had more to do with community and budding tradition than for my own personal riding. I’d been traveling ...

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Community

Community

Years ago, I lived on a little cul-de-sac in Northampton, Massachusetts. In the winter, the plows would come through and the walls of snow the blade created would make driveways impassable. Most ...

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Friday Group Ride #382

Friday Group Ride #382

When I woke early Monday morning I had my doubts that the fire would affect my life. My wife had gone straight to DefCon 5 and was packing and waking the boys. She was pissed when Mini-Shred, who ...

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On Moving

On Moving

I spent nearly 20 years in Los Angeles, with some 17 of those in Redondo Beach. During that time, two themes dominated my life: writing and bicycles. They were the constants, the cornerstones on ...

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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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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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