Cycling, Gear

With Love to My Rapha Cross Bibs

2 Comments 13 February 2009

Even in this crazy cycling world of constant upgrades and never-ending eye-candy, Rapha seemed completely out of my league. Besides, what was the point? They don't even make women's gear. Then I got my hands on a pair of Rapha Cross 3/4 length bibs. I put them on and stood in front of the mirror and did not feel faster. Nor did I look faster. I was extremely skeptical.

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Cycling, Gear, Photos, Racing

The 2009 Veloforma F1R: Hot White Sex on Wheels

9 Comments 01 February 2009

Forgive me, Sante Pogliaghi, for I have sinned. I know.  I know that steel is real.  I know that you spent all those many years in your shop making the most beautiful bikes known to man.  I know that you are infinite and great.  I still love you.  I still bow my head.  I still [...]

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Gear

Give Cycling Caps This Holiday (and BikeCraft 2008 Rocked!)

2 Comments 12 December 2008

Here in Portland, we are blessed with a bunch of cool, local cycling cap-makers.  I’m sure everyone has a favorite.  Where to start? Shawn Deller and Little Package are just dreamy when it comes to the cap department.  Sal looks good in them, so I make sure he has a few to throw on the [...]

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Cycling, Gear

iPhone Software for Gear Calculations (I’m not kidding)

4 Comments 13 August 2008

This is just about one of the geekiest things to hit the Bike Nerd Kingdom in a long time – and I’m impressed. About 6 weeks ago, I crossed a line that I swore I’d never go near.  I started geeking out on gear inches.  Two reasons: I was in the throes of spec-ing out [...]

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Cycling, Gear

Damocles Lust: Ok, I Admit It Was Me

4 Comments 05 July 2008

About a month ago, Kenji posted a picture of his bike with hearts photoshopped all around it (I can’t find the entry, because he posts so freaking much, or I’d put it here). Anyway, along with the picture he noted: “Someone is lusting after my bike” I admit it. It was me. That bike is [...]

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Gear

NiteRider Delivers: Classy Service From the Leader in Bike Lighting

4 Comments 10 June 2008

With the year’s longest days upon us, most people aren’t thinking about their bike lights, but the ample daylight provided the perfect opportunity to fix my ailing NiteRider MiNewt. I don’t actually need it, so I can bear the thought of sending it away for the RMA process. The MiNewt died a peaceful death in [...]

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