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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

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Oh, the Literature Contest

February 23, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

It’s about that time of year… the time to announce the next year’s Literature Contest. It all started during my first full year as editor. Fresh out of college, I was excited about giving the

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Suicidal Marketing

February 12, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Marketing.Whether or not you agree with me, it’s true that marketing is a necessary aspect of the world. While the word “marketing” puts a taste in some mouths just like “lawyer” or “plastic suergeon,” the

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Touché, BMX.

January 29, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Back in the day when I was slingin wrenches at Country Roads Bicycles in Plymouth, Indiana, we had to deal with a bunch of BMX brats. These kids would come in and say one of

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Establishing Cred

January 26, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Out here in internet land, it frustrates me to see so many recommendations and endorsements for things that aren’t great. What’s even more frustrating as a journalist who gets paid to evaluate these same things

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Wheel Building

January 24, 2007 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

Why is it that every time I build a wheel without the book by my side, I mess up and have to rebuild it? My theory is that I read one book and stuck by