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Thinking about Lubes, with Ric Hjertberg

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By Ric Hjertberg, PBMA Board Member grease monkey noun [ C ] /ˈɡriːs ˌmʌŋ.ki/ A mechanic. It’s a fact of life. Lubricants are everywhere in our work and there’s a flood of maker-generated info available. Fortunately, common sense prevails and prices are relatively competitive. Still, less experienced mechanics may wonder what they need to know. Here are some general musings for ...

NICA GRiT program gets more butts on bikes!

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After spending a few years as “Adult Supervision” with the El Cerrito, California NICA high school mountain bike team, I am a true believer in their work. Currently, girls represent 20% of the NICA national student-athlete participation. This is great compared to participation in other segments of our sport, but could always be better, right? On ...

Tern GSD compact longtail review part Two: Stewart’s ride

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By Stewart Port I’m a 64-year-old guy with heart disease. I ride for everyday transportation and errands when I can, and occasional 10-20 mi. jaunts for exercise and recreation. I’m otherwise in good shape, but I have a hard limit for sustained exertion– the arteries to my heart are narrowed and propped open with hi-tech ...

Two-Wheeled Musings with Paul de Valera

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By Paul de Valera My bicycle is my best friend, my only true ally in this world. My bicycle will never betray me, well it may break and throw me off of into a bush or go flat and make me push it now and again but it will never work towards my undoing, not ...

Swrve Keiu Rainjacket Review

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Keiu (Say Kay-u) means “welcome rain” in Japanese. I welcomed rain while wearing the Keiu jacket from Swrve. First to see if it was actually waterproof, and secondly because it is actually waterproof. But more on that later. The first thing I noticed about the Keiu was the number of compliments on how it looks on ...

Tern GSD compact longtail review Part 1

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The longtail cargo bike, with its stretched rear end, has been my go-to whip of late due to its ultimate versatility, utility, and fun. And with an electric motor for extended range, there are no worries about what (or who) you might pick up during your travels, or how far you might go in a ...

Smuggle Documents Like a Tour de France Champion

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By Scott B. Wilson Italy’s greatest cycling superstar, Gino Bartali, is best known for winning the 1938 Tour de France, then huffing cigarettes and downing chianti for ten years before winning again in 1948. It’s considered one of the most unprecedented comebacks in sports history, but recently historians and journalists discovered Bartali’s involvement in a ...

Event: Strider Cup World Championship July 21 in Boulder, Colorado

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Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers from around the globe – some still in diapers, will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the  Strider Cup World Championship,  July 20-21, at Central Park & Civic Area in Boulder, Colorado. For parents and spectators alike, the event will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to take captivating photos and videos. Each year Strider ...

Event: Tour de Pink is a fully supported, multi-day charity bike ride that raises money for young woman facing breast cancer

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Tour de Pink is an amazing, fully-supported 3-day charity ride to support Young Survival Coalition’s mission that no young woman face breast cancer alone. Read more about the rides and register at www.ysctourdepink.org.  Make sure to watch the invite video below with cyclist Frankie Andreu, a 9x Tour de France finisher who supports and rides this amazing event, September ...

Music in the Mountains

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By: Adam Perry As I set my Long Haul Trucker down at a Ride the Rockies aid station this spring atop Ute Pass, approximately 9,500 feet above sea level in central Colorado, a scruffy young man in an all-black kit still wearing his helmet and cleats eagerly waddled over to me. “Dude, were you playing ...

Win a pair of XPEDO TRVS DUO Pedals

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Enter to win a pair of XPEDO TRVS DU Pedals ! You can earn 20+ entries below! TRVS DUO offers the best of both worlds with our proven Posi-Lock retention system on one side and a grippy 4 pin platform on the other.  Whether you’re in your riding shoes or your dock shoes, the TRVS DUO will get you ...

Pedal Fest Coming to Oakland, California

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PedalFest, a one-day outdoor festival of all things cycling, is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 28th. And it’s free! People from all walks of life make Pedalfest great. People who are totally new to cycling walk in off the street and we bike nuts share the love with them. More butts ...

Portland might allow bicycles at drive-thru windows

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We’ve all been there. You stayed out later than you planned and the party you were just at’s idea of food doesn’t match the buffet you had in your head. You’re riding home, it’s 1 a.m., most places are closed except a local fast food chain, the light is on but the door is locked. So you ...

Tern Bicycles Upgrades their Vektron Folding e-Bike Line

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Urban transportation and folding bike company Tern announced an upgrade to its Vektron folding e-bike lineup, with three new models. The new Vektron is equipped with the latest Bosch drive system, received a re-worked frame and riding geometry, and is equipped with a robust rack. The bikes are equipped with new Bosch Active Line and Active Line ...

Project Bike Tech educating students for a bike mechanic career

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Project Bike Tech (PBT) is a non-profit specializing in educating high school students on bike mechanic skills and provide career preparation training. As they move forward into their 10-year anniversary they are expanding their educational program to Colorado. Currently, Project Bike Tech is operating in multiple California schools and this move to Colorado expands PBT to a national level and sets ...

Biking around the world and getting married along the way.

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Driving along “The Loneliest Highway In America” as determined by LIFE magazine back in the 80’s, Nancy and I came across a couple of characters riding their bicycles down the road. Out of curiousity, and my need to fill this space on the interwebs, we stopped and asked if we could ask a question. I ...

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