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Your Feedback at Work – Critical Mass

Your Feedback at Work – Critical Mass

By localcrew   |   May 7, 2008 May 7, 2008

Product Feedback. Boy do we get a lot of it . . . From fit to function to fashion, from price to purpose to product names, customer feedback is one thing we’ve grown to rely on. We believe our customers are more passionate and outspoken than the norm. And while… Read More

The Voodoo Bike: A Raleigh Relic

The Voodoo Bike: A Raleigh Relic

By Craig Holloway   |   Jul 7, 2009 July 7, 2009

Sometime in the late ’80s, my bike mechanic friend John finally agreed to sell me his 1972 British-made Raleigh bicycle. I handed him $150 dollars in cash and a cold, six-pack of beer. He cracked open two brews, handed one back to me, and we… Read More

Above: Awe and reverence. Arriving after the thousand-mile approach. Zion Canyon, Utah. All photos: Tim Rogers

Lines in the Sand: A Long-Distance Southwest Bike Trip

By Tim Rogers   |   Sep 14, 2015 September 14, 2015

It’s right in front of me now, directly in my face. For weeks it had been little more than a vague concept we kept alive solely by reassurance and persistence, every day moving forward, every day pedaling closer to our fate, waiting to discover if it looked anything like… Read More

Photo: Holger Bisman collection

One Man’s Road to Patagonia

By greenewsurfer   |   Mar 22, 2010 March 22, 2010

Most of our employees have interesting stories to tell, but few have spent 15 months in an East German jail after abandoning a plan to somersault the Berlin Wall from a trampoline before trying to escape the country on foot. Holger Bismann, managing director of Patagonia Europe, was generous enough… Read More

Eric Pollard picks a nice spot to chill. Virginia Lakes, California. Photo: Andrew Miller

“The Last Hill:” A Film About Getting There Slowly

By Max Hammer   |   Dec 20, 2017 December 20, 2017

We were off-the-couch bikers, versed in miles per hour, not miles per day. After seven days of biking to ski, we needed a rest day. Hot springs mandatory. We remembered a shortcut to the Green Church pools, which was 9 miles shorter than the highway route. Shortcuts—with deeply rutted, washboard… Read More

Photo: Broudy/Donohue Photography

United in Suffering at Grinduro Scotland

By Berne Broudy   |   Aug 11, 2017 August 11, 2017

It’s drizzling and a bag piper is piping—cliché but cute—as I roll through the steep, salty streets of Lamlash, on Scotland’s Isle of Arran, into a rooty, ferny slick single track, with 149 other bikers. Within the first quarter mile of the Grinduro Scotland, about half… Read More

Mountain biking

Hiding Road Rash at My Wedding

By Diane French   |   Mar 18, 2016 March 18, 2016

Fifteen minutes before my wedding, I’m standing in front of my sister in my dress. “Can you see it?” She scans me, tilting her head to each side. “No. Can’t see it. But here, take this anyway.” Two hours from now, when the hailstorm rolls in and turns my lips purple… Read More

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