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    F-Cali! Be Belgian: Immersion Cycling

    by  • January 17, 2012 • interviews, tech

    Rick Adams is a long time cycling fixture in Northern California.  Most recently led the revival of racing programs at Hellyer Velodrome and brought big time racing back to the track with the Testarossa Velodrome Challenge.  Adam’s has moved onto a new venture, Immersion Cycling, aimed at giving masters racers a taste of what...

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    Interbike Dispatch #10: Giro Footwear

    by  • September 20, 2011 • interviews, tech • 0 Comments

    I first saw the Giro shoes on the Vanderkitten team and immediately began a plot to get a pair for my girls. Women’s specific design, which is highlighted in this interview with Giro’s footwear designer Eric, is a fantastic segment in a crowded shoe market. The attention to detail for racing cylists, and crazy...

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    Internet Dispatch #8: Paul Component Engineering

    by  • September 20, 2011 • cx, tech • 2 Comments

    I was first introduced to Paul Components when i started riding cyclocross and realized that you needed to jerry-rig and change all the parts that come with an off the shelf bike.  Paul Components are some of the best engineered pieces out there and they develop a slew of great products for commuters and...

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    Interbike Dispatch #6: Ritchey Swiss Cross

    by  • September 19, 2011 • cx, tech • 1 Comment

    Ed Note: I have 5 more Interbike videos I’ll post the next day or two, and a report from Tanaka who took a quick trip to the Montreal UCI race.  In the mean time send us any race reports and info and I’ll get a weekend recap up later tonight. Nothing is more NorCal...

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    Interbike Dispatch #4: Garmin Vector

    by  • September 16, 2011 • tech • 0 Comments

    Not long ago Garmin acquired MetriGear, a bay area company, that was developing a power based pedal system. Garmin was showing off the goods at Interbike this year and the Garmin Vector, full power meter system, will be available for the consumer market in the spring of 2012. Product Manager Clark Foy was kind...

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    Interbike Dispatch #1: Secretdrinkmix.com

    by  • September 14, 2011 • review, tech • 0 Comments

    After interviewing Dr. Stacy Sims about her research and drink mix i dipped into my NorCal fund, and bought some. The package showed up in a non-descript package like a kilo of coke from Miami Vice.  Because the mix showed up in a normal package vs. a huge plastic container in a huge cardboard box,...

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