Book Review: The Death of Marco Pantani

Just over fifteen years ago, Marco Pantani committed suicide via a cocaine overdose.  Every year, there’s a news item about someone, usually from his family, calling for an investigation into his death.  His death was […]

The Long, Cold, Pleasant Ride

Once the mercury drops below freezing, I generally have little motivation to ride outside for an hour. Four hours: that’s another story. It’s probably part of cycling culture I’ve picked up over the years, on […]

Information Deluge. Expertise Drought.

In our current consumption environment, we’re deluged with information, but are simultaneously experiencing an expertise drought. The information is great for people who have the time and inclination to geek out on deep dives into […]

Reviewed: Finish Line Gear Floss

When I first heard of Gear Floss, I scoffed.  It seemed like a pointless high tech solution to a problem that had already been solved.  Rags do a great job cleaning between cogs and getting […]

The Scuba Jacket

When I started training in 1983, aka riding through the winter in bike clothing, it seemed like winter bike threads had barely gone past the 1950s, while summer bike clothing was starting to catch up […]

Reviewed: Finish Line Mechanic Grip Gloves

Dirty, greasy hands are the bane of the home mechanic. The problem is most acute for beginners. They can’t help but get their hands covered in grime on even the smallest, easiest bike repairs. Once […]

Book Review: To Make Riders Faster

If you’re crazy about Cervélo, you can stop reading right now and just buy the book. If you’re a bike geek who hoovers up all manner of bike lit, you can stop reading right now […]

Getting A Fit From Happy

Riding to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) with a backpack filled with spare clothing and sneakers to my first fit session in more than a decade, there was some trepidation, a little insecurity about my […]