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(Originally posted December 3, 2013) Today I visited our local Dick’s Sporting Goods store to see what exactly was “in store” for any unsuspecting customer. Clearly, I went in with a sinister purpose; to investigate my findings through the eyes of a seasoned bicycle industry veteran, then to write a scathing take-down editorial assailing one of[…]

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Mark you calendars: Because on Saturday, October 8th, the Hb Epic is coming back around! (We realize that it’s been a while.) This time around there will be river view canals, the gravel, painful climbs, and the scenic towns that make this area famous. We’ll leave from Cranford, passing through Round Valley Reservoir with our[…]

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This weekend, we took the Concierge Van up to Connecticut to cheer on members of Mapso Tri Club and HbCC. What started out foggy turned into a warm sunny day on Saturday but devolved into a rainy and dreary Sunday for the competitors, but they all seemed to be in great spirits and performed exceptionally[…]

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Beginning tomorrow, June 3rd, begins an invite only storewide sale. It will open to the general public June 4th. Everything. Read it again. Everything in the store is at least 20% off. Plus, we’re even GIVING stuff away for FREE! Seriously, every person can grab a pair of prototype Hb sock seconds. Exclusions do apply.[…]

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  Find your ride. We all ride for various reasons; to invigorate, to think, to challenge, to push, to explore, to escape. We ride to escape the everything and to be in the moment at that moment. To drift in and out of thoughts and concentrations. Losing the self to find ourselves. We believe cycling will change[…]

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