My Favorite: 2000 Bianchi M Alloy Pro

Who says you’re not supposed to have a favorite? With three road bikes to choose from, I do try to rotate them (weather permitting) for several reasons: to remind myself why I keep that bike; to remind myself how good (or bad) it is, especially compared to the others; to ensure everything is still working.

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Too Good To Pass Up: Klein Pulse

When you’re not looking for one, sometimes a great bike just finds you. I must’ve been aimlessly browsing through the new posts in the “bikes” section on the local seller’s website, and saw this beauty. After figuring out that 1) I liked the Bianchi Sprint 76 too much to use it as a city commuter,

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Cannondale For Katherina

If Katherina was to ever get out on a bike and do some recreational riding in France, I decided a great way to get her started would be to build her a bike in Dublin and start getting her acquainted with being on two wheels. Having done pretty much all I wanted to the Colnago

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Enjoy It While You Can

  BÉDARIEUX, FRANCE — A quick beer won’t help you go uphill faster, but it really tastes nice in the late afternoon after a long ride. Simon “Crusher” Coulshaw, complaining of allergies and not being out on the bike for two weeks, dutifully led me up and down the hills west of Faugères. With more

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31 Beziers And Windy

FAUGÈRES, FRANCE — Having been on the Bianchi only one time since arriving – and that one time getting walloped by the new-to-me heat of southern France on a “gentle” 42km spin (as described by Simon “Crusher” Coulshaw of Domaine des Trinites) – I decided to inflict just a small amount of pain upon myself

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Putting The Bianchi Back On The Road

Part of being in France for an extended period meant putting the old Bianchi back into service. It’s such a beautiful piece of cycling equipment, it’s a crying shame for it to be stuck in the cave collecting dust. I’ve had this bike for quite some time, brought from the US when I moved to

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1999 Suzuki SV650S

After sitting idle for too long, I was looking forward to getting a full service and any other work done so that I could enjoy the SV again on the beautiful roads of the south of France. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out exactly as hoped. A scheduled six weeks seemed like an eternity, but of

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