Category Archives: General

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! Advertisements

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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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“What is it with you Northwest guys and fenders?”

Not too long ago I was on the phone with Zapata Espinoza, an old friend, who is currently a writer and editor at Road Bike Action magazine. He lives and works in L.A. The first thing he said to me … Continue reading

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What I Say, Not What I Do: Creating My Own Example of the Limitations of the Production Road Bicycle

It’s no fun to be your own negative example. I had that experience recently and I’m happy to share because it reinforces one of the main thrusts of this blog- that many of us should be riding more appropriate road … Continue reading

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Seven Characteristics of a Well-Designed Cycle Sportive Bicycle

Before we start delving into historical and contemporary examples and minutae such as specific component spec, it is worth making an initial attempt to quantify the defining characteristics of a well designed cycle sportive bicycle. Off the top of my … Continue reading

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The Right Tool for the Job: Are We Riding the Most Appropriate Road Bicycles?

I spent this weekend doing tech support for the Seattle-To-Portland double century at the halfway point in Centralia. For those of you not familiar with STP, it is one of the largest organized bike rides in the United States with … Continue reading

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