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War with the Industry: Starting with the Bike Shops

I have many bones to pick with the industry I love, I’m calling it a war – a war to get more butts on bikes, to get kids safer to adventure and for the industry to get their head out of the ground. The first battle in this war is with the small guy on the totem poll with so much power… bicycle shops. Most…

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At War with the Industry I Love

It is no secret my history with the bike industry. Without coming from parents in the industry I am as close to growing up in the industry as you can. At 15 I was a shop rat, living my life in some way or another around bicycles since then. In two years when I am 30 I will have spent half my life revolving around…

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Arleigh Jenkins 2012 Burn 24

2012 Burn 24 Hour Race Recap

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself. -Alexander Paterson Every race you do, you must take away something from it. Learn, develop and strive to be that much better the next time. Often the fight you are picking is with yourself. To be a better rider, a better person. Pre-Ride Last Friday I went…

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Last Good Ride before Burn

2.5 hours were on tap. Not really tempo but harder than endurance. I did lose about 20 minutes of data as I stopped at Fisher Farms for a couple laps where Neal Boyd was setting up for tonight’s mountain bike race. Tomorrow is recovery, Friday is one last pre-ride and pit setup!

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Hydrapak Soft Flask

On long rides I use gels, every 30 minutes on rides over 3 hours. On races under 3 hours I use it as well to keep my legs turning over well. On the longer rides I carry a flask or two of gel instead of single packages. The single packages are wasteful and can get expensive. For the past 4 years I’ve used Hammer Gel’s…

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Goals for Burn 24

I warned you about my babbling of the upcoming 24 hour race this coming weekend in Wilkesboro, NC. I have warned you it may not make sense and the babbling will help me prepare and go brain numb of the madness I’ll be putting myself through. Ultimate Goals of the Burn 24 Hour Keep moving forward. Whatever that means, whenever it means, find the soul…

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Chrome Dolores Review

Preview: Chrome Dolores Shoes

For the past few years I have heard the spectrum of reviews on Chrome’s shoes. Chrome, known first for their made in the US bags that started in Colorado. Now the company is based out of San Francisco and has probably 3/4 of their line made over seas. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just putting some back story out there. Back to Chrome’s shoes…

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North American Cycle Courier Championships

If I wasn’t already beating myself up in the woods for Memorial Day I may be tempted to drag the wifey up to Richmond, VA to witness and photo the North American Cycle Courier Championships. If you are remotely in the area it is worth checking out, even if you aren’t a fixie friend, messengers (and their cult groups) are able to some crazy things…

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