Journal

Mr. King’s Domestic Duties return for The Coast Ride

January 13th, 2017 - Ted King

I spent the better part of my career riding in support of contemporary giants of the sport. They all passed what I call the first name test — if you know to whom I’m referring just by their first name, they’ve made it. Carlos, Thor, Vincenzo, Ivan, and most notably a friend of mine named Peter*, all pass this test.

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#givingtuesday 2016: do your part for an incredible cause

November 28th, 2016 - Joao Correia

It’s a busy time of year, and if you anything like me, you’ve got a lot going on. There’s so much happening close to home right now that it’s all too easy to forget the millions of people around the world who struggle every day with things we take for granted: Clean water, education, seeing a doctor, or making it to work each morning.

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@sweatplaylive: limber up with some yoga for cyclists!

November 21st, 2016 - Staff Writer

Having a strong core and increasing flexibility can have a dramatic affect on yourlife, on and off the bike. Not only will it make you a better, fitter athlete, but when you’respending hours in the saddle it will make youa more comfortable one, too.

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Winter is coming: enjoy it while it lasts!

November 7th, 2016 - Staff Writer

This year, we closed out our season with an awesome little weekender in our own backyard. We were excited to revisit Russian River, and to explore more of what this incredible corner of California has to offer, but apparently Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. Driving out of the Bay Area with a mind to do some serious riding, the forecast was for rain, rain, and more rain.

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Rocket espresso – fueling the adventure

October 17th, 2016 - Staff Writer

You might be a macchiato kind of person, or prefer the rich, intense hit of a ristretto. The cappuccino might be king – only in the morning, please – or there might be nothing like the warming promise and alluring aroma of a generous mug of americano. But however you choose to consume the bean, we can all agree that coffee is awesome. It’s also a big part of cycling culture. Fausto Coppi liked it so much that he stopped while in the lead of the 1946 Milano-Sanremo to grab a quick espresso at the Caffè Pasticceria Piccardo in Imperia, some 40 kilometers from the finish line. The legendary Italian heard on a fan’s radio that his lead was almost 10 minutes, and so he decided he had time for a quick hit of java before arriving solo and victorious in Sanremo to take the sixth of his nine one-day monument titles by a quarter of an hour.

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Like wine, l’Eroica gets better with age

October 5th, 2016 - Staff Writer

It’s been 20 years since the first edition of l’Eroica rolled out of the piazza in Gaiole, and a lot has changed. The first edition involved less than 100 riders, mainly locals who wanted to celebrate the cycling of yesteryear while also bringing some attention to the Tuscan countryside in order to protect it. Two decades on, and some 7,000 people descend on this sleepy corner of Chianti for what is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic and unmissable cycling festivals.

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Guest opinion: Why I chose inGamba

October 1st, 2016 - Staff Writer

“I first met inGamba when I toured the Pinarello factory in Treviso back in 2013. I remember all the riders were in stunning Giordana kit. Later that year I participated in L’Eroica for the first time. Soon after the 5am start, I was completing the first steep decent on gravel by candlelight. At the bottom I saw the inGamba van. As the race went on they were there again  – whenever I needed to remove a jacket or need bottle. Unfortunately, I was not one of their supported riders. On finishing, I said I have to ride with these guys!

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