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Doing Good Work: Tom Ritchey in Africa

November 29, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

A lot of people don’t realize what a rennaissance man Tom Ritchey is. He’s one of the original mountain bike inventors of Marin County, he’s the founder of Ritchey designs, and he’s likely the guy

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Commuter bikes: Turn it to up to 11!

November 28, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Rather than enjoying the dubious deals of Black Friday, I had a nice ride on the crossbike miles from the nearest shopping mall. But while I was dodging fat squirrels, it occurred to me that

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2008 Fuel EX9: Size Matters!

November 23, 2007 Karl Rosengarth 0
In my previous post I talked about the fact that Trek offers the Fuel EX lineup two different "medium" sizes, and how I’ve always been a bit of a tweener—able to ride either a medium or a large bike, but often feeling that neither size fit me perfectly. The more I ride this (18.5") bike, the happier I am that larger Trek offer it in "multiple medium" sizing. The 18.5" bike fits me like a dream.

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Bike Park Coming to Chicagoland

November 23, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Back in September, I told you about Bikes Belong awarding a $10,000 grant to help the western chapter of the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr West) construct the Plainfield Bike Park. Recently, the CAMBr website,

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Lock ’em up

November 21, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We dirt riders don’t worry too much about parking the bike — that’s why we carry no locks nor kickstands, right? Just more junk rattling around on the brake bumps, and attracting those rutting bucks.

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More dirt coming to the Olympics

November 18, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

It’s hard to believe, but next year’s Olympics in Beijing will be the first time BMX racing will be a medal event. I mean, it’s been almost 30 years since the movie RAD came out.

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Brain Fart: I Hate Road Biking

November 17, 2007 Karen Brooks 0

I have a confession to make: I hate road biking. It’s strange to say it, that I hate any form of riding a bike. And to be clear, “hate” is too strong a word… “dislike”

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Shimano Takes a Flyer

November 17, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Shimano is reporting that sales are way up — primarily due to Europeancustomers buying up Deore XT components — and as a result their stock, which trades on the Osaka Securities Exchange, got a big

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Bikes vs. Cars vs. Trains vs. Speedboats!

November 16, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

In recent months, there’s been a proliferation of a certain type of media stunt that pits bike commuters against car drivers and public transit straphangers. In most larger urban settings, the winner is invariably the

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Get Out the Vote

November 16, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Trips for Kids Founding Director, Marilyn Price, has been named a national finalist for the Volvo for Life Awards. The winner will be determined by online voting, with the winner receiving $100,000 for the non-profit

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VROOOOOOOM!

November 14, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

A few weeks ago, Wired magazine ran a story about “hacker bikes” — basically, heavily modified bikes and bike-like objects. Among these was a “rocketbike,” that turned out to be a bit of a hoax

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Big Air: Kid-tested, Mother-approved

November 11, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Whitefish, Montana may be the first city in the nation to build a city-sponsored bike jumping facility. About 850 cubic yards of dirt — 70-plus dump truck loads — was brought to the site of