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Nalini New Pad Grandfondo Road Test

At Interbike this year, Nalini let us sneak preview their new chamois inserts for next year.   Nalini MOA is taking what they learned from the Astana Tour De France Championship team and focusing on three main pads.   We decided to test ride one this year at the Levi's Grandfondo our favorite ride.    We rode the Nalini [...]

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Tough Nut to Crack

First of all I would like to confess to not being a skilled bike mechanic.  I can do the basics but I trust my bikes to the pros usually for serious work.   Recently my old Pinerello started acting up.  This might be useful to you one day.   As I was out of the saddle on [...]

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Amazing New Nalini Gear at Interbike

Every year the big industry comes together for the big Interbike trade show held in Las Vegas.   This year I met with the Nalini R&D team to discuss the new fabrics and technologies they will have 2015.   I can't show you pictures yet but Nalini is using the co-development they did with Astana to launch [...]

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Support Trips For Kids! Helping Underpriveliged Kids Experience the World Of Bikes.

We would like to remind everyone of the great work of Trips for Kids.   The great Robin Williams was a big supporter of this organization before his recent tragic passing.   I remember the first road bike my father bought me.  It was a used Bianchi Record I received when I was a teenager.   I [...]

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Is On!

Check out the great Pro Teams as they battle is out in the beautiful Colorado mountains.   This years race will be broadcast on NBC Sports network so set your DVRs.   You can find the TV listings at:http://usaprocyclingchallenge.com under the TV Listing Tab.   Our favorite teams this year are Garmin Sharp, Cannondale Pro [...]

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Tommy D of Garmin Sharp Wins Tour Of Utah! Again!

Feeling great form this year,  veteran Garmin Sharp rider Tom Danielson leveraged his stage four win up Powder Mountain to his second straight Tour Of Utah win.   Tom has spent many a tour race doing the work for his teammates so it is great to see him shine on his own.  Congrats to Tom [...]

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Tour Of Utah - Belkin Wins Stage One!

Dutch Sprinter Moreno Hofland but on a great show with his win on stage one of the Tour De Utah. The 113.5 mile opening stage featured 120 riders finishing in Cedar City Utah.   Hofland came back from severe injury this year for a great come back win.  You can follow the Tour live at:http://www.tourofutah.com/race/live-coverage/

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The Shark collects his trophy.

What a great victory by Vincenzo Nibali!   Four stage wins.   Dominant in the Mountains.  A great climber and bike handler.   The Shark of Sicily,  Nibali was supported by the Astana team.   This is his third grand tour and it was a very impressive victory.    We have been big Nibili fans [...]

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Making the grade!

Did you ever have a hill the taunts you?   One that has beat you a few times.   Had you turning back before your goal.I took on my hill this morning.  1600 feet of climbing with 15% grade.   It is no Alpe D Huez but for me it has always been a challenge. [...]

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Vermarc has big day at the Tour De France. Lotto and Omega Podium!

Stage nine saw two big wins for the boys from Belgium.  World Time trial champion, Danny Martin,  rode his own personal time trial to a solo win at Stage 9 for the Omega Pharma Quickstep team. Lotto Belisol rider Danny Gallopin took the yellow jersey by sneaking off in breakaway and driving hard to make up a 6 [...]

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