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It wasn’t so long ago that the majority of bicycles were made by hand, from raw materials, in places that aren’t China or Taiwan. While some of these artisans are still around, their wares are increasingly harder to come by, and to procure an example of their work means an outlay of time and money which is more than most are willing to...

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  1. Some triathlete in town has a Merckx SC.  It’s really wasted on him.  Thoughts have danced in my head about liberating it, before it’s too late… »

My trouble isn’t with being a good descender; it is with cornering and stopping – and sometimes both. Or, as G’rilla puts it, “Descending is like sex; how good I am at it has nothing to do with how much I enjoy it.”Descending is demanding and requires great skill. It is not a time for resting or taking it easy; getting...

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  1. Descents are for the rouleurs to chase their guts out, and bring it back together before the end.  It’s what I do… »

Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

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  1. RIP Jon.  Didn’t know you, but if you rode a bike, you were my friend. »

Aside from wheels staying in one piece and the frame holding together, the thing we take most for granted when riding a bike is how our bodies instinctively respond to and absorb bumps. The human body is, in fact, an incredible shock-absorber; our arms and legs are capable of flexing and shifting in ways that no mechanical suspension is capable of...

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  1. Riding at night does several things.  If commuting, it makes you strong like bull.  If for training benefit, it surely beats the hell out of the infernal trainer/rollers.  Plus, if your loop is hilly, the darkness hides what’s coming next.  If you canno… »