Le Tour de Crash: A Theory on Increased Carnage

The opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France was largely neutralized by the riders after a spate of crashes on the tiny, twisting, rain-slicked roads the route took around Nice. Looking at all the […]

The Inscrutability of Pro Equipment Choices

The Tour de France is the most important equipment rollout of the year. The importance is due to the stiffness of the competition, the importance of the stakes, and the worldwide attention focused on the […]

Radical Brake Design takes Everesting Record and Strade Bianche in One Week!

An earth-shattering rumble was heard in Europe last week, as the Everesting record was shattered by a relative unknown, taken by 23 minutes, and an up-and-coming star stormed to a comfortable solo victory at Strade […]

Bicycle Chain Waxing in the Kitchen (Video)

A great project to do if you want a clean chain, fast, and smooth chain. No grease marks, no mess, and longer chain life. And an old-school hack to boot.   tools needed: Chain tool–either […]

Wave (Video and Words)

Years ago, during the dark ages, known as the early days of the Internet, there was a popular discussion group called rec.bicycles.racing. Everything was discussed. Things could get heated, like with Facebook, but everyone is […]

Wave (now with video & words)

Years ago, during the dark ages, known as the early days of the Internet, there was a popular discussion group called rec.bicycles.racing. Everything was discussed. Things could get heated, like with Facebook, but everyone is […]

Tubbing Your Bike (Now with words & video)

I used to be the kind of cyclist who would leave his bikes dirty. It got dirty today? Well, the road conditions probably won’t change between now and tomorrow.  Therefore, the roads will be dirty […]

Bike Helmet Laws are Stupid

A bicycle helmet might protect your head. But it doesn’t make you safer. This isn’t news to cyclists. We live the reality that no matter how perfectly we comport themselves, no matter how well we […]