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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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,… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more