2008: Highlights and lowlights
My, what strong chompers you have!
The Montreal-made custom carbon Guru Geneo was my 2008 Bike of the Year.
Specialized’s design chief Robert Egger with his new toy.
Overnight bike camping with the Rivendell gang on Mt Diablo in Walnut Creek, CA.
This past year was one of the more exciting and dynamic I’ve had in the past 40 or so (can’t seem to remember the first two), so I thought it best to share the highlights and lowlights from my perch in (nearly) always sunny Mountain View, California. Apologies to anyone offended by that last comment – come visit if you’d like!
So much happened in the bike
world, and it seems time flies by faster the older we get. I’ve had my share of excitement both on and off the bike, so I’ve broken out in the year in a few different categories, starting with general highlights and lowlights, followed by the products I liked best and interviews I enjoyed most.
Thanks as always for making BikeRadar.com your place to read, learn, laugh and sometimes cry. Happy New Year’s!
Overnight bike camping with the rivendell gang on mt diablo in walnut creek, ca.: overnight bike camping with the rivendell gang on mt diablo in walnut creek, ca.
Bike camping with the Rivendell gang
Road riding with Greg LeMond
Reading son Henri’s first blog
Watching Tom Boonen win his second Paris-Roubaix
Establishing an after-school Earn-A-Bike program in East Palo Alto
Helping an 11-year-old find the ideal bike
Riding with my kids and their friends
My, what strong chompers you have!: my, what strong chompers you have!
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Dealing with dentists
Getting my first moving violation ticket for rolling through a stop sign
Trek and Greg LeMond duking it out in the courts
Tom Boonen’s cocaine bust
Riccardo Riccò’s Tour de France CERA/EPO bust
The passing of Sheldon Brown
Occasional saddle discomfort
http://www.bikeradar.com/blogs/article/level-that-saddle-son-18897 Best Products
The montreal-made custom carbon guru geneo was my 2008 bike of the year.: the montreal-made custom carbon guru geneo was my 2008 bike of the year.
Guru Geneo road bike
Swobo Novak commuter bike
Cannondale SuperSix road bike
Look 986 carbon hardtail mountain bike
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/986-32323 Best Interviews
Specialized’s design chief robert egger with his new toy.: specialized’s design chief robert egger with his new toy.
Robert Egger, Specialized
Jim Felt, Felt Bikes
Gary Erickson, ClifBar
Matt Fritzinger, NorCal High School Racing League