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Behind the Curtain, BICYCLIST Wandering The CABDA Exposition, In Search Of Value, Innovation and Quality

The inaugural west coast version of the industry bike show took place at the Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego, California on January 16 and 17th of 2019. Besides the opportunity to get an overall ‘feel’ for the industry, the show offers a chance to learn about products that otherwise may get lost in the fire-hose of bike-related product launches. Here are some of the goods that caught our eye. Subscribe to the BICYCLIST Experience podcast for additional information on this field trip
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135: Fixmas in Fullerton, Controversy Surrounding Race Radios in the Peloton, and Virtual Group Rides Becoming More Popular

Issue 155 is released! In this episode we discuss our exploration of the bike friendly areas of Fullerton, followed by a discussion of race radios’ place in the peloton and Romain Bardet’s desire to see them banned. We also touch on the popularity of virtual group rides, how the landscape of bike industry expositions is changing, and another reason not to use Uber.
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134: The Pete Rose of Pro Cycling, Team Abuse Allegations, Electric Bikes Better Than Walking, Clif Embracing A Solar Destiny

We discuss some professional cycling ‘icons’ (Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas disagree on one person), and some cyclists from team Cervelo-Bigla team reveal serious incidents under reign of manager. We also touch on how Clif Bar company plans to do their part in lowering CO2 emissions, and the studies that prove that ebike riding requires more physical activity than walking.
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REI Launches Camping Project

REI Co-op launched Camping Project, a new product that enables users to search for bookable campsites and outdoor properties by location and nearby activities. REI members and customers can now search REI.com for more than 3,400 bookable campgrounds, cabins, and lookouts and thousands of other outdoor properties using Recreation.gov data.
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130: The BICYCLIST Take On ‘Best Cities’ Rankings, Not Getting Doored Rehashed, Bikes Get A Shout-out in the IPCC Report, VW and Harley-Davidson Making Bikes

We cover how some bicyclists are responding to the Best Cities for Biking ranking and the justifications for why Los Angeles is one of the worst cities to bike in. Bicycles make an appearance in the IPCC climate change report, and a woman rides around the world in 125 days.
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129: Nix the Outdoor Selfie, Covering Your Tracks in the Wilderness, Times Up for Sexist Announcer, and Floyd Landis Starts a Cycling Team

We talk an announcer that made unbelievably sexist remarks towards some of the women cyclists in the UCI’s Jingle Cross race, Floyd Landis is building a domestic cycling team, preparation for bathroom emergencies in the wilderness, and the pursuit of extreme selfies is causing untimely deaths.
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119 | INTERVIEW | Jamie Smith, Author of ‘American Pro: The True Story of Bike Racing in America’

We talk to the Jamie Smith on his latest book, American Pro. With great insight into the industry and a witty writing style, Smith uncovers what’s wrong—and what’s right—with America’s broken bike racing system. American Pro will transform how you think of domestic pro racing through a five-season exposé of the sport we love.
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114: A Muddy and Exciting Strade Bianche, Keeping ‘Podium Girls’ in the Giro d’Italia is Not Sexist, and the Urgent Need for Safe Streets

Strade Bianche 2018, Wout van Aert posts extraordinary Strade Bianche ride to Strava, Photo Gallery: A Mud-Splattered 2018 Men’s Strade Bianche, Former Sky coach Sutton to Wiggins: ‘Come forward and tell the truth’, Lappartient wants CADF to investigate Team Sky, Giro d’Italia defies trend, keeps podium girls; The Incredibly Cheap Street Fix That Saves Lives, and America’s Pedestrian Safety Crisis Isn’t Getting Any Better ProViz Reflective Cycling
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