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Santa Cruz, November 2012

Santa Cruz is a GREAT place for a cycling vacation. This past weekend, I packed up the Element and made my way into Santa Cruz, arriving on Saturday afternoon. ‘Twas a splendid weekend, with temperatures in the upper 70s and … Continue reading

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Team Swift – Cycle With Champions

Yesterday, the 29th of October, was the annual Cycle With Champions, which is the Team Swift primary fundraising event. If you haven’t heard of Team Swift, they are an excellent organization, committed to the development of junior cyclists. They have … Continue reading

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Check out small_realm’s beautiful bianchi

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Chaingang. Out in the hills by Sebastopol

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Cyril’s Beautiful Bianchi Infinito

Many thanks to Cyril for letting me post this pic of his beautiful Bianchi Infinito  

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Wine Country Cyclery and great ride from Sonoma

My ride today started and ended at Wine Country Cyclery in the town of Sonoma. Jeffrey and Matthew played the roles of gracious host and uber-mensch, allowing me to park in their lot, use their changing room, fill my bottles … Continue reading

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A Visit to West County Cycle Service

Sebastopol, California is the thriving hub of an area known as West County and home to a small, yet truly legit shop known as West County Cycle Service. Visitors to the shop are greeted by a Patrick Amiot sculpture, a … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s Bike Shop

While I was in town for Levi’s Gran Fondo, I visited a relatively new shop in Santa Rosa, CA, a Bianchi dealer by the name of Jonathan’s Bike Shop. I’ve known Jonathan for years, having worked with him at Dave’s … Continue reading

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Levi’s Gran Fondo 2012

What an AMAZING day. What an epic ride. While this may have been a casual day of cycling for Levi, most of the 7000 plus cyclists in attendance were going to find the courses a bit more challenging. The topography … Continue reading

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Bianchi Infinito

Several months ago, I purchased a Bianchi Infinito. The one I got was the 105 equipped model. As the astute among you will soon discover, I am something of a Campy guy. It’s just a preference. I removed the Shimano … Continue reading

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