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℞: Racing the Almanzo 100 with Shimano’s Gravel Alliance

Words by Parker Bloom. Images by Eric Wynn ℞: Racing the Almanzo 100 with Shimano’s Gravel Alliance Spring Valley, Minnesota. Add another tally to my listing of improbable spots I’ve been to for bike racing. This weekend pastime– of packing up a bag to bursting with spandex, shoes and a helmet and departing for somewhere …

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Cyclocross Reportage: Parker in America – Rounds 1 & 2

Parker’s been spending his weekends this fall roaming around America’s left coast, hitting all the UCI cross races he can. Starting with the big show, CrossVegas UCI C1 event, and following that with the West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix UCI C2 event, here’s his best recollection of how those races went down: Words & Photos: …

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SSCXWCPDX16: Mud, Pizza and Beers

SSCXPDX16: Words From the PIZZA BOY HOUSE By embedded journalist Parker “Ham & Pineapple” Bloom      Portland played host to the 10th iteration of the world’s best party-disguised-as-a-bike-race  last weekend, and a wave of jean vests, flannel & a smattering of Gore-Tex flooded the Pacific Northwest. Having led the festivities last year, Victoria was well …

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