Pro Tips: Talking Cadence with Julie Krasniak

15 Comments 10 April 2013

A few weeks ago I noticed an Instagram conversation around cadence. It was a photo of Julie Krasniak scarfing a snack, but one commenter noted that she was riding in the small ring, which led another commenter to note that he had seen her ride 120 miles in the small ring, spinning 110 RPMs all [...]

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Racing somewhere hot? Heat acclimation and hydration tips

6 Comments 02 April 2013

On January 18th, I decided to race MTB Ayiti. The race started on January 30th. Besides being undertrained and overweight (which I like to think of as “rested and healthy”), I was really worried about the heat. It was 34 degrees and raining in Portland while I was training and the forecast told me it [...]

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Cyclocross, Full Width, Life

Photoglimmer: Good Dirt in Nobeyama, Japan

2 Comments 30 March 2013

2011. Tina Brubaker. My cyclocross spirit animal.  At each fork in the road in Nobeyama, Japan that day we took whichever road looked worse. Pavement to gravel to dirt to thick, tracked-out mud. We kept going. Finally, we turned up a road that looked suspiciously like it might not actually be a road. A few [...]

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Cycling, Gear

Time Tested: Indestructible SIDI Road Shoes

13 Comments 28 March 2013

Working in the cycling industry gives me a lot of access to test new product and while I’m as smitten with shiny stuff as the next gear-junkie, I’m most impressed by the pieces that just refuse to die. Unfortunately for Sal, who would very much love to have a reason to buy a new, sparkly [...]

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PhotoGlimmer: Camp N Ride

2 Comments 27 March 2013

Mile 19. You pointed to the left and said, “Look at that road.” It was the straight kind that goes into forever and then keeps going a little further. Farm road. Quiet. Looked suspiciously like it might turn into gravel. (It did.) We turned off the highway and pedaled out toward the horizon. We did [...]

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Last Call for InGamba Chianti Women’s Trip

2 Comments 25 March 2013

When I dream of 2012, I dream of Chianti. Never mind that long ride around France – I left my heart in the sweeping vineyards and charming restaurants and tiny streets of Tuscany. I count myself endlessly lucky to be able to go back and take a few food-bike-and-wine loving ladies with me. Lecchi will [...]

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