Issue 142: Early Summer 2017
Another way to change your experience is by including a different type of cycling in your routine. Are you a commuter? Maybe now is the time to start training for a weekend race. Are you dedicated to dirt? Consider giving commuting a spin. Even just for a cup of coffee.
2017 Eroica California | Cycling Art On Display in Paso Robles
Eroica California has always had an eye towards the culture and art of cycling. The event welcomed artist Miguel Soro Garcia, who discussed the inspiration and methods for his paintings. Eroica also featured collector Elizabeth Norris, displaying her collection of vintage posters.
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.
A Peek Inside One Of The Most Innovative Cycling Manufacturing Facilities In The World: ENVE Composites
ENVE Composites, maker of carbon wheel sets and frame components finished work on a massive 73,000 square foot factory and opened it up to the public for the first time this week. The wheel maker has been making wheels in Ogden, Utah with 168 employees for more than 10 years and the new mothership allows for a 4x increase in production. Ready to see inside?
The Coastal Challenge Century Climb: HWY 39
Highway 39 is one of the ‘merit badge’ climbs of Southern California. It is an iconic climb that makes its way into the San Gabriel Wilderness, providing sweeping views as it makes its way around the San Gabriel Reservoir.
In Search Of Old Creek Road: Climbing Highway 46 During The SLO Gran Fondo
This classic climb in the central coast takes highway 46 from the coast, south of Cambria, and sends riders over an enlightening grade, connecting cayucos to the south, and Paso Robles to the north.
The Only Bike Rack You’ll Need For Group Rides
A hitch rack capable of carrying 4 bikes really changes the dynamics of the weekend group ride. With secure transport for bikes up to 35 pounds, the Saris SuperClamp 4 bike rack provides a platform that folds up when not in use.
By Design: SANS Seat Stay
Changes to the rules of the international sanctioning body of cycling (UCI) now allow designs to eschew rear seat stays (frame component connecting rear fork and seat tube) -in search of added gains to the aerodynamics and increased internal storage of race-day food and tools.
At-Home Chain Cleaning With The Muc-Off x3 Dirty Chain Machine
Living in apartments and condo’s made a task like drivetrain cleaning challenging, but with the Muc-Off Dirty Chain Machine, the task can be contained, keeping the nasty bits off your floor, ceiling, dog etc.
The Los Alamos Mission Loop
Take a trip back in time with a 35-mile loop beginning in Los Alamos and set around a visit to La Purisima mission, a state park and historical site. Beginning in Los Alamos, directly off HWY 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the 35-mile route takes you up notable climbs, Harris Grade Road and Drum Canyon Road.
Issue 137: Late Fall 2016
Prologue For the 137 issue of the BICYCLIST experience, we’ve continued our charting of the routes and climbs with a fresh report from Los Alamos, California. The small town is located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and is a perfect backdrop for any…
First Ride: Garneau STEEPLE-XC Performance
The Garneau Steeple-XC Cyclocross bike is a well thought-out balance of components and design that come together offering the performance and frame innovations of a flagship bike, but with minor weight compromises that serve to keep the price manageable.
Modern Cycling and the Museum Experience
Setting aside the obvious ‘building’ vs.’vehicle’ distinction, the experience of modern cycling is very similar to the museum experience. The combination of physicality, mental challenge, and a factor of enjoyment are shared by both.
Issue 136: Early Fall 2016
The fall is a special time for bicyclists on the west coast and especially in Southern California. With endless sunshine and events through to New Years, it truly is the land of 4 seasons riding. For fall, the category is cyclocross, and this year schedule is packed with events for both participants and spectators alike.
The American in Search of Swiss Gold
A conversation with ASSOS CEO Philip Duff. ASSOS has committed to providing uniforms for the USA Olympic team through 2020. We were interested in finding out how this all came about so we put in a call to Lugano, Switzerland to speak with Philip Duff directly – here’s what we found out.
The 1984 Men’s Olympic Road Race: The Breakaway Of Alexi Grewal
The Men’s Road Race report from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics from Issue 135 in socal BICYCLIST Magazine. The race took place on a 9.8 mile circuit course in Mission Viejo, CA.
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