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The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

The Pull: David Wages of Ellis Cycles

My guest today is frame builder David Wages of Ellis Cycles. There was a time when the most common career path for a frame builder was to put in solid years building bikes for a brand that sold ...

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Stronger

Stronger

It’s a simple question: How strong can I be? When I began racing, that was the question. How fast would I be able to pedal a bicycle? With discipline, proper diet and rest and plenty of ...

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High Water Mark

High Water Mark

I’ve been asked about my proudest moment on the bike. It’s an interesting question for me. As I was never a PRO, I’ve measured my successes on the bike within their relative merit—which was ...

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Paceline Podcast 170

Paceline Podcast 170

We’ve gone from “‘cross is coming,” to “‘cross is here.” In a fair number of locations around the country, the season’s first cyclocross races were ...

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Understanding Trail

Understanding Trail

I get questions periodically about trail and what it really means in terms of a bicycle’s handling. There are a number of factors that go into determining how a bike handles and trail is ...

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Paceline Podcast 169

Paceline Podcast 169

This week Selene takes on the subject of finding a coach specifically for mountain biking. What should you look for? Coaches aren’t all the same and it’s important to find the right ...

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The Clearing

The Clearing

Because I’m a cyclist, I’ve had my share of animal encounters. I’ve been chased by enough dogs to fill a pound. I’ve been stung by enough bees—not all on the same ride—to send a good-sized deer ...

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Centering

Centering

Three days into a three-week tour I had my first moment of reckoning. I was on a Western Montana highway with mountains to my right and little other than blacktop before me. This was my first big ...

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