Cycling Word Play

REVIEW: Made In England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle

If you don’t already have this book, then you need to get this book. Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle Fantastic section/interview with legendary British framebuilder Ron Cooper, who sadly passed away in December 2012 at the age of 81, and includes lots of photos of his shop and frames, as well […]


Robin, Ron, and Richard

Robin Williams’ bicycle collection is up for auction, to benefit two different charities. One of the bikes up for auction is a Ron Cooper fancy-lugged fixed gear road bike.   Robin was one of our clients when I worked at A Bicycle Odyssey in Sausalito from 1994-2001, and I remember when that frame was built […]

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Review: The Breakaway, by Nicole Cooke

Originally published in the August 2016 edition of Cycling Utah. Few athlete memoirs are well-written, and fewer still are written by women athletes. That The Breakaway: my story, by retired Welsh cyclist Nicole Cooke, is both means that the time it takes to read it is definitely well-spent. Nicole Cooke is a strong-willed, outspoken iconoclast. […]

Cycling Word Play

Crusher in the Tushar 2016 Race Report

Originally published on the web by Cyclocross Magazine and in print in the August 2016 edition of Cycling Utah. BEAVER, UT (7/9/2016) – Nestled in the Tushar Mountains, above the idyllic agricultural town of Beaver, Utah, are the roads that make up one of the most brutal events now commonly called a “gravel grinder”. Each […]

Cycling Jeep Chronicles

2016 Ride #39

So a little over two weeks ago, I had the power steering pump and pressure hose replaced in my Jeep … everything seemed to going fine until the Ophir RR on Saturday. When I stopped at the top of Johnson Pass to do time splits for the field I was taking care of, the Jeep […]


2016 Ride #38 (Zoo/Bee Lolly)

It’s really rather warmish outside, which means that a) my legs felt good and loose, but b) I couldn’t breathe. Of course, if it were cooler outside, I’d be able to breathe better, but my legs would feel like shit … maybe someday I’ll hit the sweet spot again. Current weight: 232.0 lbs (105.2 kg). […]