Cycling

Half the Road: A Documentary about The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women’s Professional Cycling

Comments Off 16 May 2013

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this project. I found Kathryn Bertine’s writing about her ultimately unsuccessful campaign to make the 2012 Olympic team both poignant and riveting – a true glimpse into what drives us as athletes. This documentary is important on many levels and as the conversation about equality – in cycling [...]

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Photos

PhotoGlimmer: Saturdaze

3 Comments 14 May 2013

City bikes with friends. Brewery after brewery, pint after pint. 87 degrees and a little muggy. Portland explodes with people. In the park, white bodies sprawl across the grass, sail through the air after frisbees. Dogs and humanity. Babies and bums. Bodies moist with sweat, hearts saturated with sunshine. At the bottle shop, a Pliny [...]

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Photos

Photoglimmer: Rippers Undressed

Comments Off 13 May 2013

Nate Ripperton. Known to some as “Rippers”. Efficient, detail-oriented, clever, charming and hard-working; all the characteristics you would look for in a guide. He knows what you want before you want it, remembers how you like your bottles, drives a mean support van and tells jokes, some of which are actually funny. Big gold heart, [...]

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Cycling, Featured

Photoglimmer: Dudda, Allegria and the Best Thing Ever

2 Comments 07 May 2013

It all comes together in Dudda. Five relative strangers in front of a coffee shop, grinning. Five women with five versions of the most amazing coffee you’ve ever had. Five pastries. One long climb ahead. It’s hard to say why it happened in that moment. Maybe it was the bench, our proximity to one another [...]

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Cycling

Coach Talk: Getting Nerdy About Cadence

4 Comments 22 April 2013

Last week, I spoke with Julie Krasniak about the benefits of working to increase cadence. She gave some interesting insights about how it has helped her along the way and how/if it can benefit normal schmucks like me. This week, we dig a little into the nerdy scientific side of cadence with Russell Cree, a Physical Therapist [...]

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Gear

Time Tested (and dirt cheap): DeFeet Wool Gloves

2 Comments 18 April 2013

I’ve been wearing these DeFeet Wool Duragloves for nearly 5 years now. Because they’re very affordable and very popular in this house (and because gloves have a way of disappearing) I bought three pairs in the first year. The collection has dwindled back down to a single, lonely pair and Sal and I continue to [...]

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