The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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Raise the Torch

I suggest that we adopt the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of patriotic support for a free, open, diverse country. For the next few years, and possibly beyond, Americans are going to need a symbol of dissent and opposition to

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Raise the Torch

I suggest that we adopt the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of patriotic support for a free, open, diverse country. For the next few years, and possibly beyond, Americans are going to need a symbol of dissent and opposition to

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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What Strava and Foreflight can learn from each other

As an avid cyclist and novice pilot, I’ve struck by the similarities and differences between Strava and Foreflight.  Both are GPS-based subscription services that were launched less than a decade ago and have become pervasive and powerful. Both have been

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What Strava and Foreflight can learn from each other

As an avid cyclist and novice pilot, I’ve struck by the similarities and differences between Strava and Foreflight.  Both are GPS-based subscription services that were launched less than a decade ago and have become pervasive and powerful. Both have been

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How Fast is Strava Growing?

I’ve written before about Strava, the ride sharing app that’s become the most important social network in cycling.  Previously I sampled Strava’s member numbers to estimate the number of active and premium members and to survey Strava’s global reach. In

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How Fast is Strava Growing?

I’ve written before about Strava, the ride sharing app that’s become the most important social network in cycling.  Previously I sampled Strava’s member numbers to estimate the number of active and premium members and to survey Strava’s global reach. In

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Flying the new Icon A5

I’m a new pilot with 100 hours of flying time in a Cessna 172, a Cessna 162 LSA, and Tecnam Sierra LSA.  Last week I had the opportunity to get my seaplane rating in the new ICON A5, the light

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Flying the new Icon A5

I’m a new pilot with 100 hours of flying time in a Cessna 172, a Cessna 162 LSA, and Tecnam Sierra LSA.  Last week I had the opportunity to get my seaplane rating in the new ICON A5, the light

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Strava and the Olympics

As the Olympic Games approach I want to investigate an interesting question – can athletes post their Olympic cycling performances on Strava?  Will they? Strava posts from top cycling races have become a new and fascinating way for fans to follow and

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Strava and the Olympics

As the Olympic Games approach I want to investigate an interesting question – can athletes post their Olympic cycling performances on Strava?  Will they? Strava posts from top cycling races have become a new and fascinating way for fans to follow and

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Drinking fountains of Florence and Tuscany

One of the surprises about Italian cycling is that most riders carry only one water bottle, even on the hottest days.  In Tuscany you are never far from the next village, and in virtually every village there’s a public water fountain.

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Drinking fountains of Florence and Tuscany

One of the surprises about Italian cycling is that most riders carry only one water bottle, even on the hottest days.  In Tuscany you are never far from the next village, and in virtually every village there’s a public water fountain.

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Summer Solstice at the Duomo Gnomon in Florence

If you’ve even been to a European cathedral, your guidebook may have mentioned some spot on the floor or window on the dome that was supposed to mark special solar and calendar events.  Usually these are indecipherable and after a

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Summer Solstice at the Duomo Gnomon in Florence

If you’ve even been to a European cathedral, your guidebook may have mentioned some spot on the floor or window on the dome that was supposed to mark special solar and calendar events.  Usually these are indecipherable and after a

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A bike build for Adam Savage

I admire Adam Savage, one of the hosts of Mythbusters.  Adam and I are about the same age and share some of the same interests – for instance, we both took up juggling as teens. Now that Mythbusters is off

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A bike build for Adam Savage

I admire Adam Savage, one of the hosts of Mythbusters.  Adam and I are about the same age and share some of the same interests – for instance, we both took up juggling as teens. Now that Mythbusters is off

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