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About cyclesportive

Shawn Stevenson is a bicycle frame builder from Olympia, WA. He and his father blog about cycle sportive riding, bicycles, and lifestyle.

Preparing for STP

Some of you may have heard that my son Shawn and I have committed to riding Seattle to Portland this year on our tandem. We started upping our mileage the first Sunday in February. A natural question might be why? … Continue reading

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Dan Henry

Ever wonder how the Dan Henry arrows we use to mark courses got their name?You can get the lowdown here- http://www.bikescor.com/dedication.html Thanks to Alan Woods for pointing us at this article!

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The Same Mistakes All Over Again

One of the most painful things about getting older is watching a new crop of riders making the same mistakes that you watched one or more previous generations stumble through. Case in point, recently I was out on an evening … Continue reading

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An Interview with Shawn Stevenson

Recently we sat down with frame builder Shawn Stevenson.  He’s one of the primary writers for Cycle Sportive, so we were interested in seeing what makes him tick.   CS- If we read your sales material we know your father … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Rene Herse by Jan Heine and Rebour by Frank Berto and Rob Van Der Plas

If I had thought about it at all, which I hadn’t, I’m sure that I would have concluded that my book reporting days were over. Since it had been over forty years since I wrote the last one, you could … Continue reading

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The Joy of Pace Line Riding

Yesterday I had the wonderful experience of running into a couple of my riding buddies about fifteen miles from home at an espresso stand in the beautiful little town of Littlerock Washington. The espresso stand is called Hillbilly Beans and … Continue reading

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Kidback Tandeming

When my first child was born I was only twenty-two years old. I had no intention of waiting for him to grow up before I continued with my life. Modify, certainly, but quit riding my bike? I don’t think so. … Continue reading

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Tom Miller’s Kevin Sayles Built Woodrup

Reader Tom Miller is the first respondent to our ‘Send Us Your Pictures’ call out. He’s sent us a nice photo of his Kevin Sayles built Woodrup frame. Tom describes the bike as, “British built frame, French geometry, mixed vintage … Continue reading

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Who Should Ride a Cycle Sportive Style Road Bicycle?

Who should be riding a cycle sportive style road bicycle? “Almost everyone,” isn’t a very satisfying answer, so I’ll try to dig into the question a bit for you. There are a wide variety of categories we can put riders … Continue reading

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Send Us Photos of Your Bikes

If you have a nice cycle sportive style bike we’d love to see photos. Just e-mail them to cyclesportive@gmail.com

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