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Race Mechanic Clinic at the Olympic Training Center

NOTE: The 2007 Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Clinic, will be January 11-14. For more information visit http://www.usacycling.org/mechanics/ Click on "Mechanics Clinic" at that link. I just returned from a trip to Colorado. Each year, I am a guest speaker at the Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Cl...

2001 World Championships

This article will discuss the 2001 Mountain Bike World Championships. September, 2001 was a difficult time for everyone, and it was difficult to post daily. See also related articles: 2003 Italy / 2004 France / 2005 Italy / 2007 Scotland / 2008 Italy / 2009 Australia / 2010 Canada ...

2003 World Championships

This article will discuss the 2003 Mountain Bike World Championships in Lugano, Switzerland. See also related articles: 2001 USA / 2004 France / 2005 Italy / 2007 Scotland / 2008 Italy / 2009 Australia / 2010 Canada   Each year, the best mountain bike riders of each co...

2004 World Championships

See also related articles: 2001 USA / 2003 Italy / 2005 Italy / 2007 Scotland / 2008 Italy / 2009 Australia / 2010 Canada   This article will discuss the 2004 Mountain Bike World Championships held in Les-Gets, France. America's best riders are sent each year to the Wor...

What I Learned Writing the Book

Writing of the Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair was learning experience like I've never had. The book was nearly two years in the making, with days that began at 4:00 AM to get photos, the only quiet time here at Park Tool. It seemed like the writing never stopped, and if you have access t...

Stolen!

STOLEN! Yep, my bike was stolen. It can happen to anyone, and in fact has happened to me more than once. I have been able to retrieve some. A stolen bike is sad thing, but not completely hopeless! The Victim Besides me, the victim was my "Andre Bertin." The bike was coming up to ...

Measuring Up

How we choose to measure things is important. Most of the world uses the metric system of measurement. While the metric system is based on a standard meter, for mechanical uses such as on bicycles, it is will help to understand metrics better if you consider the millimeter the basic unit. The...