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    Review: Pure Clean Powder Beet Juice

    by  • February 12, 2014 • tech

    First things first—I grew up in New Jersey thinking pizza sauce and fried onion’s on a cheesesteak counted as my daily serving of veggies. Only after long time-residence and a long term girlfriend in California have I broadened my vegetable horizons.  As someone who finds boiling, chopping and or grating of beets a deterrent...

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    Rain Gear Review: S1-J Riding Jacket

    by  • February 10, 2014 • tech

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    By Matt Beebe Author: Matt Beebe is a former IDEO designer and has been working with mobile devices for several years. Before becoming an insanely proud father, Matt was an avid racer, and specialized in time trials. These days Matt races cyclocross and is a founding team member of several start ups. Matt was...

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    NorCal Rain Gear Reminders

    by  • February 6, 2014 • tech

    So it is finally going to rain. This is a good thing, but it has been so long since we’ve felt the soft touch of water on its roads, I feel the good people of NorCal need a refresher. Plus I’m sure you have better tips and tricks than anything I’ve cataloged here so...

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    NCCN Not So Secular Gift Guide

    by  • December 12, 2013 • review, tech

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    A few ideas for your cycling shopping list this holiday season. Don’t use our links, support your LBS where ever that might be! NCCN Jakroo Kit – we put together this kit with Jakroo, and did a review back in the summer. If you are team-less, which is totally the pro-way to go in...

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    Jakroo Kit Review: #NCCN Kit Unveiling

    by  • August 13, 2013 • review, tech

    My partner in crime, BB, groaned when I informed him I thought we should switch our clothing manufacturer to Jakroo this year. I like to tinker, and being a good partner in crime means BB will often follow my lead when I have suggestions or ideas. BB and I have gone through several manufacturers, which...

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    Coaches Corner: The Tour, Alpe d’Huez, and Getting Faster With Strava

    by  • July 10, 2013 • tech, trainin and tactics

    About Coach Nate Dunn: Nate Dunn has always been passionate about understanding human performance.  What started as a fascination with heart rate monitors in high school led to the completion of his Masters Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from CSUS and the founding of his cycling coaching business Data Driven Athlete.  He can typically be found...

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    Coaches Corner: Lactate Threshold – Science and Data Wonkery

    by  • June 6, 2013 • tech

    About Coach Nate Dunn: Nate Dunn has always been passionate about understanding human performance.  What started as a fascination with heart rate monitors in high school led to the completion of his Masters Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from CSUS and the founding of his cycling coaching business Data Driven Athlete.  He can typically be found...

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    NorCal Entrepreneurs: New Kit Day

    by  • May 8, 2013 • interviews, tech

    I was intrigued when I saw a Kickstarter request from some names I knew from the Hellyer Velodrome community.  I’m always interested in NorCal/American made clothing so I quickly followed up with one of the principals in the venture, and Hellyer-ite, Anthony Borba.  During the interview I started to get the feeling this was...

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