Category Archives: Rides

Cyclocross Mud Contest: the Answer

Last week, I asked readers to guess how much mud my cyclocross bike carried at the end of a recent race. The answers varied greatly. Clearly, the mud around the bottom bracket and chainstays looked impressive, and some thought it … Continue reading

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Why I love Cyclocross

For me, cyclocross is the most fun you can on a bike in less than an hour! I don’t care much for racing any longer, but ‘cross is a different matter. Cyclocross is a very technical sport, where leg power … Continue reading

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Japan in Autumn

I just returned from Japan. It was an amazing trip of talking to Compass Bicycles’ suppliers and of collecting material for future Bicycle Quarterly stories. Most of all, it was great fun! We got to see old friends and acquaintances, … Continue reading

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The 4 Seasons of Mountain Roads

In Seattle, we don’t really have four seasons. The joke that we get a three months of summer and nine months of rain is fairly true. Yet I love to see the landscape change with the seasons and the weather. … Continue reading

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Riding to the Concours d’Elegance

When my friend David Cooper from Chicago mentioned that he was a judge at the Pacific Northwest Concours d’El├ęgance in Tacoma, I decided to go and join him there. I don’t get to see him often, and attending the Concours … Continue reading

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A great time was had by all!

Last weekend was the first Bicycle Quarterly “Un-Meeting”. The weather was perfect, about 25-30 riders showed up, and everybody had a great time. Aside from handing out copies of route maps, I was just another participant and was able to … Continue reading

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Packwood “Un-Meeting” Route Sheets

Next weekend is the Bicycle Quarterly “Un-Meeting” in Packwood. The weather forecast is great: warm during the days, a little cooler at night, sunshine. Bring sunscreen! Here are a few things about logistics: Getting there: Here is a route from … Continue reading

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