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The Dirt on Riding:  Bike Cleaning 101

By Mark Burke….Those that know me know that I’m a bit of a clean freak.  Jeff Coup kept reminding me yesterday that my bike was getting dirty.  Thinking about the finer details of bike washing may put me in the slightly crazy bucket, but I can live with that.  Thinking about the small details is part of the enjoyment of

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Clubs Help with Rider and Riding Diversity

Katherine Fuller

By Mark Burke: I found this story (Opinion: Plenty of Pie for All) on Facebook, posted by “Bicycle Times.”  In it, author Anna Schwinn writes how our own close-mindedness around forms of riding, riders from different molds and evolutionary technologies create barriers to the growth of our sport.  Like most riders, I’ve found myself from time to time so focused

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Specialized introduces new line of youth mountain bikes with plus-sized tires

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is introducing a new line of plus-sized youth mountain bikes, called Riprock, with four models with 24 x 2.8-inch or 20 x 2.8-inch Specialized Big Roller tires, aluminum frames and disc brakes.“The Riprock is designed for the sons and daughters of mountain bike parents whose primary goals are to get out, have fun, and

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Map: Poe Daddy/Penns Creek Gravel Ride, Curtosy of Keystone Rouleurs

  There’s been some talk among a few of us about getting out on the gravel roads for a ride.  I linked up with the Keystone Roulers on Facebook and asked if anyone could share a few maps.  I asked for rides of around 20-30 miles.  This ones looks really nice.  Length – 30 miles, 2200 ft of climbing. If

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