About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born editorial director Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and pedaling for Mtbr, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


Video: How the sun is thrashing your face

Video: New edit shows how damaging riding your bike in the sunshine can be to your skin as well as what you can do about it.

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2014 Tour de France: Martin takes penultimate TT stage as Nibali confirms overall

German Tony Martin bested the field in stage 20’s 54km rolling individual time trial from Bergerac to Périgueux on the penultimate day of the 2014 Tour while overall leader Vincenzo Nibali solidified his first-ever Tour title with a fourth place result.

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Karma Police: Cop comes to the defense of tailgated cyclist

Video: In a switch from all the swirling conflict between bikes, cars and cops, we find a ray of hope in Skokie, Ill.

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Tour de France 2014: Jimmy Fallon chimes in with a few new TdF Jerseys

Video: Jimmy Fallon took a lighthearted jab at the Tour de France on last night’s episode of the Tonight Show, using some rider photos as his comedic foil.

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Tour de France 2014: Jaguar unveils Team Sky TT concept car

Video: Team Sky won’t win their third consecutive Tour de France title, but their new Jaguar F-Type TT concept car might already be on the top step of the podium. Check out this sweet custom build from the UK carmaker here.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 8 Photo Gallery

The weather for the 2014 Tour has been far more challenging than it’s been for the past several Spring Classics seasons and todays wet and wild stage was no exception. Nothing about it seemed to bother Frenchman Blel Kadri who took the stage win.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 8 Results

AG2R-Mondiale’s Blel Kadri notches the first win for a Frenchman in the 2014 Tour on another challenging day for the riders that saw challenging weather and a tough, mountainous course profile.

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Mavic celebrates 125th anniversary with custom bike project

Check our massive photo gallery of bikes Mavic commissioned from Lynskey, Ritte, Argonaut, Independent Fabrications, Mosaic, and Seven to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This bevy of black and yellow beauties will have you salivating.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 2 Photo Gallery

We’ve just posted our Stage 2 Graham Watson gallery–click through and see what his lens found today.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 1 Photo Gallery

German sprinter Marcel Kittel of Team Giant-Shimano took the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France as well as the yellow jersey in a stage marked by the aggressive riding of Team Trek as well as a nasty crash in the sprint that may have knocked British favorite Mark Cavendish out of the race.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Team Presentation Gallery

Only hours from the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, the teams gather for the Team Presentation–a final press conference before the starter’s pistol fires tomorrow morning. Here’s how it looked through Graham Watson’s lens.

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Videos: It’s corn dogs vs. rice cakes in an epic bike nutrition throw down

It’s corn dogs vs. rice cakes, Ornut vs. Rapha, high schoolers vs. Team Sky in good-spirited food fight.

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Video: Taiwanese Animators lampoon Alec Baldwin for wrong way biking arrest

Alec Baldwin’s wrong-way bike arrest has inspired a hilarious Taiwanese animation of the event.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey carbonates Break-Away travel bike

Ritchey has been building their luggage-checkable Break-Away travel bikes in steel and titanium for years. This year company adds a three-pound carbon frame option.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey rolls a fattie into NAHBS with launch of new Commando fatbike

Ritchey goes back to the future with new Commando fatbike. Orgainic farmers rejoice.

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Handmade Preview: Ritchey unveils Swiss Cross Disc CX bike at NAHBS

Ritchey gives us a sneak peak at what they’ll be showing at this weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, starting with the new Swiss Cross Disc.

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Diamondback steps up road presence with Optum Team sponsorship

Diamondback—a brand more known for BMX leathers than skinsuits—steps up their road game announcing sponsorship of the Optum Pro Cycling team.

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Accessory Maker Takes the Road Less Travelled with ‘Blackburn Ranger’ Ambassador Program

With no rain in sight for the foreseeable future, 2014 just might be the perfect year to ride the Pacific Coast, and the folks at Blackburn want to help.

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RoofScope Helps You Keep an Eye on Precious Roof-Mounted Cargo

Ever driven your roof-rack mounted bike into a low overhang? Ouch. RoofScope might just be the ounce-of-prevention you need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Video: Transition Offers Unique Take on Cyclocross and Training

While some might be surprised to see them doing a cyclocross bike, their promo video for the bike –the Rapture CX–seems like a fitting introduction.

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Toolmaker Paul Morningstar Found Dead in Booby-Trapped California Home

‏Morningstar, whose tools like the Freehub Buddy–a tool for injecting grease in freehub bodies–and the Rim ‘Rench–a tool for straightening bent rim beads, enjoy a cult-like following of professional and home mechanics alike.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Presents for the Urban Jungle

Dodging potholes and navigating the mean streets gets a little more palatable with these great gifts for the urban rider.

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The Best Bike Tools You’ve Never Heard Of: A Profile of Brett Flemming and Efficient Velo Tools

Despite localized fame and industry notice, EVT flies under the radar with the bike buying public, somewhat by design. While Park Tool happily sells to consumers as well as shops, Flemming prefers to focus on the professional market.

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Feature: Former Trek Exec Seeking New Ride as Wisconsin Governor

Touting job growth, economic development, and a spirit of pragmatic cooperation, former Trek Bicycle Corporation executive Mary Burke officially threw her helmet in the ring for the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race.

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Chrome Industries Wows Interbike with Experiential Trade Show Booth

UPDATE: We have added new photos and a video with Chrome Industries President Steve McCallion explaining three initiatives from Chrome including forged rubber, knurled welding and Chrome Motor for moto riders.

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