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The Force Who Rides

Originally posted on Silicon Valley Cyclist:
Laurence Malone hustles during a cyclocross race in Santa Cruz in December 1985. (Ray Hosler photo) It was only fitting: Back in May 1980, Laurence Malone wrote the definitive article about Jobst Brandt for…

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Still Alive 2014

Although considerably worse for wear than last time we went to Sedona…

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Still Alive

Even if the blog isn’t. CX Season is over. MTBs are fun. But I’ve gotta play roadie this weekend to see if I remember how to sit on one of those things for longer than an hour… Oh, and my … Continue reading

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Farewell, Captain.

Last night, Captain said goodbye… And then, minutes after these tweets, he was gone… Twitter and Tumblr alike. Until we meet again, Captain. I’ll be hoisting a Tecate and riding 2.4’s.


2012 Annadel XC Race Report

Two weeks after Downieville (in a post yet to come), I made my way to Santa Rosa for the Annadel XC race (a Bikemonkey joint). I figured that it’d be easy after Downieville, right? Dave Watt and I rolled to … Continue reading

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Subaru BRZ Post on Jalopnik

Jalopnik asked me if they could syndicate my BRZ Manual post. And just as with Norcal Cycling News, I said hey,why not?” It’s the same post, except that 13,00032,000 people (and counting) have seen it, and there’s a lot of good … Continue reading

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I decode the Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 Owner’s Manual

Recently, it came to my attention that the Subaru BRZ owner’s manual has made its way online. There are several complicated diagrams and lots of technical information inside, so I thought I’d provide my readers with a guide to some … Continue reading

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Today’s Search Terms

Proof that this blog isn’t only about bicycles.

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Cyclocross 2011: The Bitter End (Race Report Roundup #4)

I intended to do just one more Race Report Roundup for the season, but the Coyote Point report ran long, so I figure I’d separate the “peak season” into its own post. Except that for me, it was anything but … Continue reading

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Cyclocross 2011: Coyote Point Special (Race Report Roundup #3)

When we last left off, I was regaling you with the tale of my failure to actually race SSCXWC (which was followed by Team Rapha‘s failure to respect the only rule the race has). Oh well. The day after, I hopped on … Continue reading

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