Wow, this is good news…

As reported in today’s Marin IJ, Marin’s residents log more that 131,000 miles by bike and foot every day. That’s every day! Actually, that should read 131,000.8 miles because they forgot to ask me how many miles I ride during my round trip commute. Additionally, Marinites make and estimated 13.6% of their daily trips by […]

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Oo-Oo That Smell…

That smell of death’s around you. Not in the drug induced sense that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song lamented about, but that whiff you get outdoors when there is a decomposing mammal upwind from you. So it was on my ride this morning when I got “that smell.” Just wouldn’t seem to go away as the breeze […]

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Things that make you go huh?…

A couple of tidbits were posted today in industry news websites. Tucked in a statement about Kenda introducing 650B sized Nevegals was a note about Kenda also introducing a line of tubular tires at Sea Otter. Very intriguing. A “line” generally also means more than one. That sounds like a pretty big commitment to a […]

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Spring has sprung…

Well, at least for yesterday, today, and, hopefully, tomorrow. Hit the road this morning for a ride up Highway 1 to Marshall – about a 20 mile round trip. Even though I still needed knee warmers, long sleeve base layer with long sleeve jersey, it was a perfect day. Still air. Temperate temperature. Mid-morning, minimal […]

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Chain, chain, chain: Observations on the bicycle chain…

I spend a fair amount of time reading cycling related websites like Cyclingnews, VeloNews, and Bike Radar. It’s my need to want to know what is going on in the world of cycling outside my slice of the 1800’s with cars out here in West Marin. I also want to be able to converse with […]

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I need something better than my brother…

A guy came into the shop earlier today looking for a mountain bike. He didn’t find what he was looking for here – and it’s unlikely he’ll ever find it here, but that’s another story. He said his brother just bought a new mountain bike and he needed to buy one now. Evidently, his brother […]

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More on the Tour of California…

Without having (or wanting to) access to media from other areas that the Tour of California bike race travels through, to know what local folks in other areas think of the bike race coming through their town, I found it very interesting that the bike race is fairly polarizing out here in West Marin. There […]

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The circus comes to town…

The Tour of California made its way through Point Reyes Station yesterday. Folks from far and wide converged on town to watch the race wend its way north on Highway 1. Lots of cyclists rode took the day off (or had the day off due to the President’s Day holiday) to ride out to town […]

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When 28 – 23 does not equal 5…

I rode my 38c tired cross bike earlier in the week followed by a ride on one of my road bikes with 23c tires. I have to say that the 23c bike felt much faster (could have been the sweet tail wind). I came back with a plan to put on a set of 28c […]

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Well, guess that dilemma is solved…

The French high cycling authority has, controversially, solved my dilemma of whether to upgrade my basic cable subscription for the month of July. Bikeradar reports that the barring of the Astana team continues with their exclusion from the Tour day France after they were denied entry into Italy’s tour. What are they thinking? For sure […]

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What a great day to be closed…

We’ve had spectacular weather here the past 4 or 5 days. Beautiful clear skies. Temps approaching and into the 70s (depending how close to the water you are). Not much wind… So when my wife says yesterday “why don’t you go for a ride.” I know enough to not argue and I’m on my way. […]

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This rocks!…

Just got the latest copy of Bicycle Retailer and saw that my friends at B&L Bike and Sports garnered a T0p 100 bicycle retailer nod. Good job guys. I’m telling myself my 5 months there had to be a major factor in making the list ;-). I’m shootin’ for next year’s list…

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