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“A bicycle is my vehicle and coffee is my fuel”- Honoré de Balzac Traveling around-the-world with my bicycle, I've had the pleasure of experiencing many different coffee cultures, farmers, brands & roasts. Arriving back home, I've searched for the aromas and experiences that I've enjoyed on my travels. After decades of cycling, travel and coffee, I've created special roasts that remind me of my favorite experiences, and I think you will enjoy them. I invite you to experience the aroma, the flavor, and of course, the fuel of my very special freshly roasted coffee. You'll immediately notice the difference between typical premium...

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I go for a bike ride on The Strip... The entire Strip. You may have seen images of big cities with empty streets, empty shops, and empty parks as a result of Coronavirus, or perhaps you have experienced this in the city where you live. Although the National Parks are closed, Las Vegas, and Clark County (the area outside of Las Vegas, but not in the city proper) are open for residents to move around freely. That doesn’t mean there is any place to go; most businesses are closed, and the Las Vegas Strip is deserted. The deserted Strip presented an...

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When most cyclists think of Park City, Utah, USA, they conjure up images of big mountain epic MTB climbs, and full-suspension, light-your-hair-on-fire downhill.  I decided to write this particular article about a Park City road climb (Park City MTB articles to come).  Park City is also a road cyclists dream-come-true with uncluttered roadways, and 10,000-foot paved mountain passes with 60+ MPH descents everywhere you look.  I’ve chosen to highlight the Pine Canyon Road climb because out of all of the climbs I’ve done in my life, and there have been thousands, around the world, this climb ranks as one of...

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Preparing for alternative fitness routines to health clubs and outdoor cycling may be a consideration for cyclists to maintain their fitness through the Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, if there is the possibility of a second-wave, planning ahead can ease the stress of a possible risk to your health. Most cyclists have had to consider changes in their cycling behavior in the midst of the pandemic. One of the overarching considerations is whether to cycle on a road or trail or move to a stationary indoor venue. In some regions of the world cycling on a road or trail has become restricted....

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Photo: Nico Roche and Aurélien Clerc at AG2R La Mondiale Spring Training Camp, Provence Region, France reflecting on a wonderful experience sharing cycling, suffering, newly designed team wheels (mathematics), and friendship. My passion for cycling, suffering, mathematics, and a life that is bigger than mine has awarded me with more than 30 years of experience and global travel to meet and interact with extraordinary people. This is my first article in my ongoing blog where I will share stories and perspectives of my lifetime in the cycling industry. I’ll share insight from personal experiences and experiences of my colleagues, evaluate...

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