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Look Ma, No Gasoline

July 11, 2007 Jeff Lockwood 0

“Peter Mulvey will be biking to work this September.” Peter Mulvey is a musician. Thus, Peter Mulvey will be going from gig to gig (which is known as touring) on his bicycle. “Most of the

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2008 Kona Press Launch

July 11, 2007 Justin Steiner 0

When Mo asked if I would be interested in attending the 2008 Kona Press camp, held in conjunction with Crankworks Colorado, it didn’t take me long to jump all over the opportunity. Thursday morning, I’m

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Fixed, and geared?

July 5, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

I was paging through one of the many cycling publications we get here at Dirt Rag HQ. It could be someone’s full time job to go through all of them, as we not only get

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The Cheese Has Been Found

July 5, 2007 Jeff Lockwood 0

I challenged our readers to identify a very obscure reference in a Blog posting title: “Where’d the Links Go At?” Joe McManus of Pittsburgh was the only person to figure it out. The reference was

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Giant 2008 Press Camp

July 4, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I just returned from Giant Bicycle press camp, which took place on June 28th – 30th, 2007 at the Northstar at Tahoe resort in sunny California. Although Giant unveiled a new full-suspension model and significant

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So Long, Punk Planet

June 29, 2007 Jeff Lockwood 0

Karen’s post yesterday about periodical postage rate increases reminded me of a Bulletin I wrote on my MySpace page last week. It went something like this: And so it goes… I just got an email

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Trek Camp Day 2

June 27, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

If you missed my Day 1 Report, you’ll want to read it first to get a little background. Day 2 and we’re back to the Adams Gulch area, which is convenient for multiple bike testing

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Trek Camp Day 1

June 26, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I’m in Sun Valley, ID, and it’s day one of the media launch for the 2008 Trek and Gary Fisher mountain bikes (and Bontrager tires and wheelsets). The morning is spent in a classroom absorbing

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Flats

June 23, 2007 Eric McKeegan 0

I used to brag about my miles of flat free riding, but lately my good luck seems to be running out. I think it started with last years Wilderness 101 where I pinch-flatted my rear

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2008 Trek Fuel EX Sneak Peek

June 20, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

This Saturday I’m leaving on a jet plane, headed to Sun Valley, ID to attend the official 2008 Trek/Gary Fisher mountain bike press camp. That’s where yours truly, and a cadre of cycling journos, will

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Here we go!

June 19, 2007 Jeff Lockwood 0

Hi there, kids! Welcome to the new Dirt Rag Blog. Us staff people have been talking about doing a blog for a couple of years now. And finally….here we are. As you can see by

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Fresh Threads

June 16, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Ladies first. Vanderkitten, Clothing for Women Who Kick Ass, is a cycling-inspired clothing company, established in March 2005 by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Verrecchia and Jennie Vanderlaag. The company recently unveiled a new website

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Burst Balloon

June 2, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

A while back I posted about my off season strategy and stated that: “I could easily deceive myself into thinking that I did a pretty good job of keeping myself in shape, over the off-season.

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Off-Season Strategy

March 30, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

It’s late March of 2007, and the weather has finally taken a turn for the better. Cranking out my first 40-mile road ride in 5 months felt surprisingly good. My pace was not all that

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Tire Pressure Guide

March 7, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Michael from Pittsburgh, PA wrote me (coincidentally I’m also Michael from Pittsburgh—soon to be Michael from Madison), to ask about tire pressure. Normally, I don’t feel all that comfortable giving people such specific advice since

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#126 Controversy

March 7, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

As an author, you know you’ve hit a home run with an article when people email copies of your article to each other, contact you to say “great job,” or “I can’t believe you printed

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Irony at the Tour of California

February 28, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Does anyone else find it ironic that the Tour of California‘s title sponsor is Amgen? Amgen, makers of this drug (Aranesp), otherwise known as EPO, is sponsoring North America’s premier road race. Does anyone else

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Be a Smart Human

February 27, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

I was helping a friend build up his new bike in my basement this weekend. It was quite a nice bike, and he’s excited to use something that’s lighter, faster, stronger and cooler than what