Let's Not Stay Inside

Sometimes we write about power meters. Other days, Emily writes about the maddening and complicated urgency we create inside our boxed-in perception of the world.

This one is a bit bendier, get ready.

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Jane

Her name is Jane. She shreds.

The first day I rode Jane, making absolutely no adjustments to the fit, I ripped up one of Boulder’s canyons, then swerved off into a notoriously steep and loose fire escape route. My two-hour base ride plan was dead and gone at this point, I was just getting started though.

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Stages Dash(ing through the snow)

Power data becomes a tangible number to measure how training and life is translating to speed and strength. And the most fun part is that our data from races continually reminds us the limits we set are bendier and less inhibiting than we give them credit for.

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Steel Steed

In this world of high-modulus monocoque carbon frames being printed out by the dozens, the idea of a true custom steel machine has always appealed to me. I was lucky enough to sync with Firefly Bicycles to create a one of a kind ride, light enough for the 18% slopes, the 50+ MPH descents, and the infinite amount of dirt riding in the Boulder area

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Bonds that (Apparently) can't be Broken

I was very curious to see how an ISP (integrated seat post) and carbon-titanium bonding could handle my very silly riding choices. Aside from its remarkable aesthetic appeal, how effective would it be on harsh terrain? Would it be difficult to pack? Does it handle differently compared to my other titanium CX steeds? Here’s a quick take-away.

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DKXL: 350 miles of Dirty Kanza

I’ve never cried tears of happiness during a bike race before. I’m not really the crying type. But after 350 long, beautiful, painful, lonely, wonderful miles in Kanza country, I rolled into Emporia on Saturday afternoon with a lump in my throat. Turning onto Commercial street and entering the buzz and excitement of the DK finish line, everything started to sink in and the tears started to flow.

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