• Firecracker 50, Rob Quinn and His Family Tradition

    Submitted by Bill Plock on July 5th, 2019

    No records set. No podium position challenged. Just a dad and his daughter grinding out a lap each, returning to the truck with a T-shirt, a pair of sox and a used finishers pint glass with another rich deposit in the experience bank account Read more

    • The Pro’s Closet—Growing Way Beyond “Closet”

      Submitted by Bill Plock on July 2nd, 2019

      “To succeed at our vision at The Pro’s Closet, I have been on a mission to build a dream team, and Matt and Spencer are key members of that ideal team,” said Nick Martin — CEO and founder of The Pro’s Closet Read more

      • Why Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb Ranks With Alpe d’Huez–for This Cyclist

        Submitted by Bill Plock on June 29th, 2019

        The moment I heard about the ride I knew I had to find a way to take part, which when you live in rural Wales some 7400km away is not as easy it it sounds Read more

        • Elevenpine, Cool, Local Bike/Lifestye Short and Story

          Submitted by Bill Plock on June 27th, 2019

          “I thought cyclists wanted a better choice for “apres bike”! The brand was born out of the tremendous need that was not being addressed by any other brand – a high performance alternative to racing spandex tights for road bikers specifically that are technical and form-fit on the bike but relaxed and stylish off the bike. Read more

          • What is Too Fast on Trails? Ride Trails or Roads?

            Submitted by Bill Plock on June 27th, 2019

            With dogs not leashed well, kids, walkers and runners spontaneously zig zagging and other cyclists seemingly playing Mario Brothers and trying to pass at stupid times, I find myself in conflict on where to ride. Maybe you do too? Trails or roads???  Read more

            • Why Strava Is Getting More Social Than Ever

              Submitted by Bill Plock on June 25th, 2019

              The company is growing fast, adding roughly a million users a month, and it has lofty goals to expand far beyond its old identity as a platform for logging rides and runs. Can it succeed Read more

              • The “Bro Deal”: The Toxic Culture in Retail

                Submitted by Bill Plock on June 24th, 2019

                I’ve seen situations where having some local hotshots on my employer’s brand significantly improved the brand’s sales across the board, and that effect persisted for years. But I haven’t seen it work that way very darned often Read more