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I'm lucky to be both a rider and a writer. I have to be careful about enunciation, but the two pursuits feed each other. I didn't take up cycling to win bike races, I took up cycling to take up

Outspoken Cyclist 554

Guests: Alan Murchison; Bruce Hagen Last week, I had probably one of the most interesting conversations ever about food and cycling. To say that Alan Murchison, who is a Scottish

Stoking the Fire

We've all been there. We look at the bike and see this thing that has occupied enough of our time to have resulted in a college degree. And no matter how much we love riding, there are those days

TCI Friday

If you've been listening to our Paceline podcasts, you've heard me talk about some older bike gear, a Walz wool hat and a pair of SIDI mountain shoes, that I love, not only for how well they work,

Paceline Podcast 241

This week John talks about beginning to put together a calendar of events that he will enter. He'll be fully vaccinated soon and the upshot is that he may actually have to get in shape. Patrick

Non-Zero Sum Gains

I have been thinking an awful lot about cycling advocacy and inclusivity. Why? Because I dream of a self-powered world, one in which all citizens glide around on a bicycle of one flavor or another. I

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Non-Zero Sum Gains

I have been thinking an awful lot about cycling advocacy and inclusivity. Why? Because I dream of a self-powered world, one in which all citizens glide around on a bicycle of one flavor or another. I

A Year of Shelter

Life changed for us 365 days ago. I doubt you or anyone you know would have been willing to guess that the life you're living today was even possible. It was certainly beyond my imagination, and I

What We Would Say

I chose cycling because it's the only time I don't feel like a klutz.I chose cycling because I can't stick the ball. I chose cycling because I didn't play team sports.I chose cycling because I'm

We Need You On This Ride

I'll be brief. Our primary goal at The Cycling Independent is to make our community as large as we possibly can. Part of that is selfish. We can't continue without your financial support. This is

Editor’s Letter

Right now you might be thinking, "How can this be an editor’s letter on a website? This isn't print!" You very well should be thinking that because we’re not just another website with a bunch of

New York to Provincetown

A single day can feel like a month. Processing a massive ride afterwards is like staring at a Salvador Dali painting. Fifty miles dissolves into a blurry moment. Turns out it took a village

Outspoken Cyclist 554

Guests: Alan Murchison; Bruce Hagen Last week, I had probably one of the most interesting conversations ever about food and cycling. To say that Alan Murchison, who is a Scottish

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Non-Zero Sum Gains

I have been thinking an awful lot about cycling advocacy and inclusivity. Why? Because I dream of a self-powered world, one in which all citizens glide around on a bicycle of one flavor or another. I

Vertically Compliant

In your head you just followed the title of this post with, "and torsionally stiff," I'm betting. You may have rolled your eyes as you did it. If there is one more cliched phrase used in bike

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The Practice

I'm lucky to be both a rider and a writer. I have to be careful about enunciation, but the two pursuits feed each other. I didn't take up cycling to win bike races, I took up cycling to take up

Stoking the Fire

We've all been there. We look at the bike and see this thing that has occupied enough of our time to have resulted in a college degree. And no matter how much we love riding, there are those days

TCI Friday

If you've been listening to our Paceline podcasts, you've heard me talk about some older bike gear, a Walz wool hat and a pair of SIDI mountain shoes, that I love, not only for how well they work,

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Kickstarters We Dig

In the time I've spent spelunking the depths of Kickstarter (as well as Indiegogo) I've found that I can categorize a majority of the products I've encountered in two broad categories. Whether they

Talk

Outspoken Cyclist 554

Guests: Alan Murchison; Bruce Hagen Last week, I had probably one of the most interesting conversations ever about food and cycling. To say that Alan Murchison, who is a Scottish

Paceline Podcast 241

This week John talks about beginning to put together a calendar of events that he will enter. He'll be fully vaccinated soon and the upshot is that he may actually have to get in shape. Patrick

Outspoken Cyclist 553

Guests: Jon Biemer; Javier Sanchez; Dennis Markatos_Soriano You might remember that, two weeks ago, we spoke with members of the Business Climate Leaders organization about the

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