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    Inside California Giant Berry/Specialized’s Minicamp

    by  • December 22, 2012 • bio, interviews, norcal scene, teams, tech, too random

    Deep in the south of the Santa Clara Valley, in Morgan Hill, riders and staff for California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized development squad gathered beneath dissipating grey tule fog for their December 15th mini-camp.  The meeting place was located at Specialized Headquarters, where the riders would have their Squadra kits properly sized, get fitted to...

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    Project Sport Goes ‘Grand’ Fondo

    by  • December 6, 2012 • norcal scene, tech

    One of our favorite promoters, Project Sport, makers of races like the San Rafael Twilight Crit and the defunct Pitt Crit and SF Twilight Crit have acquired, another recent NorCal event promotion venture, the Echelon Gran Fondo Series.  Echelon gained popularity with some some in the US racing community due to their relationship, with...

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    Recycling Christmas: Gift Ideas from 2011

    by  • November 27, 2012 • review, tech

    We have a bunch of product reviews from this year that I will wrap up into some kind of gift guide retrospective later in the week. We also have a bunch of product review videos from 2012 Interbike, made with the help of Dan Smith of SportVelo, that will also go up over the next few weeks.   If you have any ideas or suggestions on great NorCal shopping spots or gift ideas please chime in via email or in the comments section. Until we get the new stuf together  here are some articles from last year to get you started on your Christmas list.


    Stolen Bikes? Jenny Oh Is Fighting Back

    by  • October 26, 2012 • tech, too random

    The following From the office of “Anti Bike Theft Crusader” Jenny Oh. Jenny has single-handedly recovered several bikes from thieves for herself and friends. Sign up for email notifications and become part of the solution. In the ongoing battle against bike thieves, I created the “Stolen Bicycles: Bay Area” Google group in the hopes...

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    Nation of Flandria: Hincapie Sports Knows Women

    by  • August 27, 2012 • review, tech

    It was announced early this week that George Hincapie is retiring from professional racing.  Wow, it’s finally happening.  George Hincapie, a legend with an incredible race porfolio that dates back from his early years.  My mom is a big fan of George Hincapie and who isn’t?  She’s got a picture of herself with George...

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    Nation of Flandria: Product Review

    by  • August 1, 2012 • tech, too random

    You can call me a “cycling kit snob.”  Or you can also call me a picky “cycling kit snob.”  I’ve been cycling for over ten years and the most important clothing in my closet is my cycling apparel.  It is a fetish in a way and I’ve seen all sorts of cycling apparel and...

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    Osmo Nutrition: Dr. Stacy Sims New Project

    by  • May 11, 2012 • tech

    Ed. Note: I’ve been a fan of Stacy Sims research ever since i saw her present some crazy data on heat acclimation at an Alto Velo club meeting a few years ago.  Since then she’s worked with a few pro teams, founded and left Secret Drink Mix, and now formed her own company, Osmo...

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