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A brief sampling of various global official Toyota Twitter accounts

A Co-Production with Uri. Let’s start off with the ever-reliable Toyota UK corporate account… Group B was awesome, but Group A was pretty cool too. Toyota Celica GT4 ST165 – with pure engine sounds: — Scott Brownlee (@ToyotaPR) February … Continue reading

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A “Time Capsule” of a post

After a long hiatus, I recently fell back into the watch hobby. Those who know, know how dangerous this could be… In any case, I rediscovered a post I wrote eight years ago about my small collection. There’s been some additions since then (and … Continue reading

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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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Proof that this blog isn’t only about bicycles.

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