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2017 Eroica California | Wandering The Starting Line

Eroica California is an annual event on the coast of California that culminates on Sunday morning at 6:30 AM in downtown Paso Robles. The weekend features a festival with various cycling art installations, vintage swap meet and bike show, but the rubber meets the road on Sunday when participants gather to venture on the days adventure throughout the valleys and hills of the central coast.

74: First American (From SoCal) Wins Flanders, the SweaterGate Debate, and Los Angeles 2016 Traffic Report Card

The entire team gets together and discusses upcoming SoCal events, EROICA California and the Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride. We review the winners of the Tour of Flanders, comment on the PBS documentary about local Bicycle Brigade, the Ovarian Psycos, and lament on the LA Times report card on pedestrian fatalities in Los Angeles during 2016. The post-show covers topics regarding April Fool's Day.

Antiperspirant: Bad to Worse?

Despite the popularity of antiperspirant deodorants today, most Americans didn’t use them until the early twentieth century. For the average person, the antidote to unpleasant smells was often heavy amounts of perfume and altered clothing, such as cotton sweat pads under the armpits.

Issue 140: Spring 2017

For this issue, we’re looking at our own backyard. specifically Santiago Mountain, the focal point for many SoCal riders. So far as the bike recommendations for this original SoCal amusement park, we bring you the Marin Nail Trail 6, a fantastic value for the roadie looking to get into MTB.
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Compact Bicycles for Air Travel Requirements

Whether for work or pleasure, air travel with a bicycle has never been an easy proposition even under the best of circumstances. We take a look at three innovative ‘travel’ bike designs that will help to avoid excess baggage fees and break down in 30-60 minutes. Most importantly, all perform like a ‘real’ bike and can easily serve as your main ride.