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’CROSS IS FIXED • The love child of #messlife and cyclocross racing, trackiocross features mud, more beer, sweet skids, and just enough chaos.
THE DEAL • In 2001, two racers were in position to win the under-23 national championship. What happened next haunted them for 15 years.
THE FIRST BIKE I REALLY LOVED
The New Truths of Cycling • HOW TO LIVE IN AN AGE OF “STRAVA OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN” AND HARNESS THE POWER OF RIDE APPS—WITHOUT TOTALLY LOSING YOUR CHILL
JULIEN HOWARD BRINGS THE CUT TO YOU • As a teenager, he started trimming his classmates’ hair for fast-food money. Today, at age 26, he’s the Vélo Barber—he brings a full-service barber shop experience to his clients in New York City, by bike. Howard’s on-demand service starts at $100 for a cut, and he’s styled the likes of singer Andy Grammer and actor Darren Criss. Here’s how this self-taught craftsman is using his bike to turn his dreams into reality.
ALISON TETRICK DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS • The former pro road racer exploded onto the gravel scene when she won last year’s Dirty Kanza 200, smashing the women’s course record. Now, Alison Tetrick has a sponsorship from Specialized, the freedom to race any off-road events she wants, and a thriving career as a communications consultant. Gravel’s newest star is in a good place. What most people don’t know is the hell she had to go through to get there.
Bikes • NOURISHING YOUR BASIC NEEDS AND IRRATIONAL FIXATIONS
Rock the Road • 7 STYLISH CITY-RIDING ESSENTIALS THAT MAKE EVERY TRIP EASIER, SAFER, AND FASTER
The Giro Aether Will Blow Your Mind • AND MAYBE EVEN SAVE YOUR BRAIN
THE THING THAT CHANGED IT ALL • THE DELUGE