59: Pro Cycling Reality Show, Bike vs. Rust, Transgender Racing

Much of our conversation is spent on the topic of riding your bike of rust and other environmental damages, but we also briefly mention JRA Bikes & Brew Bike Shop, Tour de Celeb, Red Hook Crit Doping, and gender inclusion in cycling.

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JRA Bikes & Brew – We wrap up issue #137 with our visit to JRA Bikes & Brew after the Westlake Village Century in October. This bike shop is in Agoura Hills right off the 101 that has a full-service coffee bar along with full-service bike maintenance. You can check out owner Vince Gest’s Fat Chance frameset on display at the shop, built by the team that would later go on to form Independent Fabrications.
Coffee and Bicycles in Agoura Hills

UCI ASO, and some Anachronisms In Between – Major race organizers, ASO, RCS and Flanders Classics blasted a joint press release announcing that teams would be trimmed by one rider for the 2017 season. Less than 24 hours later the UCI released a statement rejecting the change.
Explainer: The team size debacle
Doping: Why Is Cycling Different From the NFL?

Tour de Celeb – The Tour de Celeb is a British reality show in which 8 celebrities train to compete in the L’etape du Tour. Who would we want to see in the American version of Tour de Celeb?
Eight celebrities tackle Etape du Tour for TV series ‘Tour de Celeb’
Ariana Grande Side to Side Music Video

Pedal Pushers Club/Survey #001 – We’re asking for your thoughts on 5 basic questions and in return, we will pick 7 winners to receive a free t-shirt from the Pedal Pushers Club.The philosophy of the Pedal Pushers Club is to make clothing that is fun to wear on and off the bike regardless of whether you are a hardcore roadie or an occasional commuter.
Survey #001 – Win a Pedal Pushers Club Tee in Time for the Holidays
The Pedal Pushers Club

Doping isn’t Limited to Just Roadies – USA Cycling randomly drug tested the Red Hook Crit participants in Milan, revealing that Colombian cyclist Mario Paz Duque tested postitive for EPO. Typically doping is associated with road cycling, unfortunately this proves that this issue reaches across disciplines. Per Red Hook Crit rules, Duque is now banned for life from racing this famous fixed gear criterium.
Colombian tests positive for EPO at Red Hook Crit

Carbon Doesn’t Rust, Bro –  This season can bring unwanted rust to your bike, which could lead to a failure of a weld depending on if it’s coming in from the inside. If you have rust in any of the joints of your bicycle make sure it hasn’t compromised the integrity of the bike. Listen for our tips on how to rid of rust and other environmental damages.
How to Remove Rust from a Bike Frame – SLO Cyclist

Races Segregated by Gender, Is It Necessary? – 36-year-old Jillian Bearden made headlines for her win at the El Tour du Tuscan while representing Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) to promote gender inclusion within cycling. This incited a conversation among the group about gender differences in racing and why we think races should or should not be segregated by gender, or if that could even be a possibility.
Transgender Cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson

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