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When you are part of RedMonkey Sports, its all about caring for the broader cycling community and setting a good example. Over the past couple of years, there have been a few big crashes that have rocked the Orange County cycling community. One resulted in injuries but could have been way more serious and the other [...]

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let go, racing -

As racers and cyclists we hold on tight to many things, both literally and figuratively. We hold tight to our handlebars so as not to lose control. We hold tight to our training plans and goals for probably the same reason. I’ve spent many seasons racing my bike and hoping it would look a certain way: [...]

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paceline -

Ahhhhh the paceline! A paceline is the most efficient way for a group to move at speed through the wind and is achieved by having one line of fast riders 'pulling' through and another adjacent line of slow riders 'drifting' back to rejoin the faster line. This rotation effectively allows the slower group to rest while [...]

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avocados, eat more fat, ketogenic, ketosis -

Yes, I said it. I’ve grown so tired of hearing people claim that “fat makes you fat” and “non-fat is the way to go”. I get it, as I too was raised in a home where low fat ranch dressing and nonfat milk resided on the shelves of our fridge. It was the ‘80s and the “low fat [...]

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rock cobbler -

The Rock Cobbler in Bakersfield is quickly becoming one of my favorite events and is something I have looked forward to since last February. It’s more than a typical gravel grinder thanks to the big climbs, challenging downhills, and Bakersfield “scenery” along the side of the trail (ok, trash). There’s even a lot [...]

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