Giro d’Italia Stage 3 Preview

A sprint stage as the race heads for Cagliari and the ferry port to Sicily but with the air of a sailing race as a strong wind is forecast which could make things nervous. Stage 2 Wrap: five riders went clear ...

Pozzato

Over the coming weeks this blog will be taking a closer look at Italian cycling and cycling in Italy. To start, a quick piece on Filippo Pozzato. Why? Because he seems to be a media darling despite few results ...

Giro d’Italia Stage 2 Preview

Day 2 and the mountains already. The race climbs to 1,000 metres above sea level. These are gentle climbs though and we’ll see which of the sprinters want to fight for the stage. The big factor could be the ...

Fuoripista Bike

The Italian-made Fuoripista exercise bike adds a touch of flair to an otherwise drab segment of the exercise world. It's designed to look like a fighting bull, and is made from tempered glass, wood, ...

Friday Group Ride #360

Rest and recovery are important parts of fitness. Smart people tell me that. It says that in books. I believe it’s true. The problem is that I don’t rest well. First, I depend on the chemical reactions that ...

Giro Stage 1 Preview

The race begins. Ahead is scenic stage with the coveted maglia rosa waiting at the finish line for the day’s winner. The Route: the race arcs around the north coast of Sardinia and if you tune in for the full ...

PG Bugatti Bike

Bugatti makes the world's fastest production car: the Chiron. More recently, they've also started making what could be the world's fastest singlespeed bike ($39,000), which weighs less than 11 pounds and is ...

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #11

For the most part, Northern California seems to have skipped spring and gone straight to summer. May is national Bike to Work Month. The San Francisco Bike Coalition as well as the Sonoma County Bike Coalition ...

Paceline Podcast #66

In this week’s episode we discuss bike commuting because our man Hottie is now working for a radio station and his duties require him to be up at 3:00 a.m. to be able to make his eight-mile ride into work. We ...

Who Will Win The Giro?

Nairo Quintana is the obvious pick. The depth of field is better than ever so whatever Quintana may do the next three weeks look promising given so many other candidates want to win or stand on the podium in ...

Titan BMW K100 Xaver Motorcycle

Titan Motorcycles had a customer who wanted a new bike. His then-current ride, a 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King, wasn't cut out for narrow European city streets and steep climbs to getaway cabins in the Alps. ...

The Deuce Rides

One of the more amazing experiences of being a parent, for me, has been watching when the light goes on in a kid’s—my kid’s—head. Something suddenly clicks and they grok something that they didn’t just the day ...

Ales and Trails 2017

Ales and TrailsMay 20, 2017 •  China Camp State Park This popular celebration of craft beer and mountain biking fun for the whole family returns to China Camp State Park near San Rafael on May 20, 2017. Ales ...

The Giro’s Best Descender Prize

As tweeted earlier today the Giro rulebook includes a novelty for 2017: the best descender prize. Some on social media thought it was a joke but it’s black and white in the race rulebook. Here’s a quick ...

The Fastest Rubber Yet?

Last fall I began riding two new tires from Vittoria. The venerable tire maker is now using graphene in their top-of-the-line Corsa tires. I’ve been riding the tubeless-ready 23mm Corsa Speed TLR, which the ...

Giro Coverage

The site’s Giro guide is now online at inrng.com/giro. Once the race is on there will be daily stage previews and a variety of other pieces looking at Italian cycling culture and more. If you’re browsing the ...