Journal

The Coast Ride Day Three: Add It Up

January 16th, 2018 - Ted King

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Let’s be honest, The Coast Ride isn’t entirely accurate unless your bicycle shares characteristics with that of a hovercraft. We discussed yesterday that the freshly felled section of California coast makes it impossible to complete the Monterey to Morro Bay route entirely within a seven iron’s distance of the Pacific, so we took a short detour upward and inland. Today’s final section is anything but a ultimate day’s parade stage — rather, 128 miles of California heartland was on the docket.

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Coasting down The Coast

January 14th, 2018 - Ted King

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If you take all three hundred cyclists and divide the work among the 128 miles required to pedal from San Francisco to Monterey on The Coast Ride’s opening day, that’s just 0.42 miles of pulling apiece. Of course, the biggest climbs come in the opening minutes of the seven-to-ten hour day, so that math doesn’t actually shake out. Within minutes the ambitious and well-caffeinated group is splintered throughout Golden Gate Park and San Francisco’s beautiful Presidio, and then strung out south all over Highway 1.

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A merino marvel from Giordana

December 14th, 2017 - Jim Merithew

Part “deconstructed, single-origin, almond-milk cappuccino,” and part “finishing straight, full-gas smash,” this sexy little number from Giordana is a modern take on the classic merino jersey, and it does something that few cycling products can manage – it looks good off the bike as well as on it.

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Francesinha – Porto’s favorite sandwich is not for the faint-hearted

November 30th, 2017 - Staff Writer

Travel does curious things to traditional cuisine. And we’re not just talking about Olive Garden abominations here, but universal favorites. Inspired by distant homelands and adapted for local tastes, the end product often bears no resemblance to what the relatives back in the old country would recognise.

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Music for miles: tunes on the road can be a good thing

November 3rd, 2017 - Staff Writer

Let’s put aside the question of whether you should or should not be listening to music while riding your bicycle, and focus on the fact that music adds a whole additional dimension of pleasure to what can, at times, be a slightly monotonous activity.

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The inGamba lust list – 10 things we really want

October 19th, 2017 - Staff Writer

We have some of the greatest partners in the the bike industry. From our Pinarello F10s to our Zipp Wheels and Giordana jerseys, we’re kitted out in some of the sweetest bicycle bling available. But even so, being the geeks we are, it doesn’t stop us from lusting after the stuff we don’t have, because the Velominati’s famous Rule #12 – The correct number of bikes to own is n+1 – doesn’t actually just apply to bikes. It applies across the board.

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