Balance
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Balance

The waning light of the crisp autumn day is beginning to sink beyond the horizon. I’m undeterred. My pulse quickens as I scurry to change from khakis to spandex while tucked in a corner of the trailhead parking lot. Mentally astute, I run the checklist of essentials, as I do the bib short dance and … Continue reading

BOCOMO Build
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BOCOMO Build

A local CX racer (whom you probably know) approached me a few months ago about a build idea that caught my attention. Basically, the charge was to build a high-performance steel cyclocross weapon that would be equally suited for long gravel adventures—something relatively light, stiff, and responsive but still providing that magical steel ride quality … Continue reading

Sedona
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Sedona

I love to play the “Where’s the best place to live?” game. For my wife and I, it happens quite frequently and usually begins in earnest on our way home from a vacation destination. It’s a fun game for sure, revolving around that perfect cocktail of climate, outdoor recreational opportunities, commuting friendliness, and cost of … Continue reading

BTEpic 2012
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BTEpic 2012

Deep in the quiet confines of southern Missouri, on the North Trace section of the Ozark Trail, I find myself entrenched in a battle of wits, as I dance in the shadows of early morning rays in the old-growth national forest. Knowing my position lies just outside the top 10, where the money stops and … Continue reading