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- On the blog today: How long do #compasstires last? How do you know when they’re worn? (Link in bio.)Last stop for the night at the Longmire lodge on Mount Rainier. Ahead: four mountain passes before the sun rises. Night rides in the mountains are a unique experience. We sense the immensity of the landscape without seeing it. We feel the climbs unfiltered, only in our legs. Our focus on the curves of the descents is absolute. And we’ve got the mountains all to ourselves. #allroadbike #bqtestbikesChinook Pass separates western and eastern Washington. Little did we know that meant a drop in temperature from 42 to 22 degrees F (+5 to -5 C) just minutes into the hour-long descent. We were happy when we turned uphill again to climb Naches Pass. The moon-lit landscape was beautiful, but rarely have we welcomed the raising sun with such gratitude! 📷@wherethepavementends #allroadbike
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Monthly Archives: September 2013
Suspension losses cause a significant resistance when riding your bike. We knew this from our testing, but it was illustrated in a powerful way during a 300 km brevet a few years ago. My friend Ryan and I rode in … Continue reading
Compass Bicycles now offers the Grand Bois freewheel hubs for 120 mm rear spacing, with 5- and 6-speed cassettes. That’s good news for those of you with older bikes that you want to ride more often. There are many wonderful … Continue reading
Returning to Paris after a trip to the Alps, there was an e-mail from Olivier Csuka of Cycles Alex Singer: “We will meet tomorrow at 7 at the boutique. About 150 km.” I set my alarm, and in the first … Continue reading
Whew! The Autumn 2013 Bicycle Quarterly is at the printer. The team hears me complain about how much work it can take to publish a magazine, but they seem to cheer up when I have my moment of “This really … Continue reading