About the author: Kurt Gensheimer

Kurt Gensheimer thinks the bicycle is man’s most perfect invention. He firmly believes ‘singlespeed’ is a compound word. He sometimes wears a disco ball helmet. He is also known as Genshammer. He is a Gemini and sleeps outside in a hammock.


Travelogue Oregon: Riding Crater Lake’s stunning Rim Loop

From the National Park’s southern boundary to loop of the famed lake, this is a true bucket list ride.

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Travelogue Oregon: Beach biking bliss on the coast

Scenic ocean vistas, rolling dunes, shoreline waterfalls, and one truly amazing trail highlight this cycling adventure along the majestic Oregon coast.

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Travelogue Oregon: Cycling the Columbia River Gorge

Smooth, traffic free roads, stunning views, varied terrain — and of course, a little wind — make a trip through this Oregon Wonder a truly singular cycling experience.

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Travelogue Oregon: Finding bicycling bliss in the Wallowas

Majestic mountain range offers endless opportunities for adventurous cyclists — or just about any other type of outdoors enthusiast.

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Travelogue Oregon: The challenge of the Painted Hills

A pair of stiff climbs, extended time on lonely roads, and breathtaking (and colorful) geologic wonders punctuate the ride through the Painted Hills.

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Travelogue Oregon: Sweet singletrack at Smith Rock

Come along for a ride at Oregon’s famed (and formidable) Smith Rock State Park, where Mother Nature has crafted a true mountain biking utopia.

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Travelogue Oregon: Laughing outloud at Sandy Ridge

Combine beautifully built mountain bike specific trails with an easy to tackle return-to-the-top climb, and you have the perfect recipe for dirty two-wheeled fun.

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Gravel Grinding: Top events and race day tips

The Angry Singlespeeder takes a closer look at one of the fastest growing disciplines of bike racing (and riding).

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Interview: Dirty Kanza winner Yuri Hauswald

Vicious conditions make for an epic tale of perseverance and eventually victory at the 10th edition of the world’s most famous (and infamous) gravel grinder.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The ASS’s Craigslist gift finds

Our columnist the Angry Singlespeeder is one thrifty dude. And if you’re on his Christmas list brace yourself–it ain’t gonna be pretty.

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Review: Lake CX402 customizable carbon road shoes

Heat moldable soles deliver custom fit for outstanding power delivery. But are these high end shoes worth the high end price?

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Ride Report: Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo

Spectacular scenery, world-class roads, and an adventurous dirt-road option highlight event that attracts 7,000 cycling enthusiasts to Northern California.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Foaming at the mouth about CrossVegas

Beer and foaming in Las Vegas: The Angry Singlespeeder throws down on over-the-line fan behavior at CrossVegas/

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Bike Review: Tommaso Superleggera Dura Ace 9000

Tommaso’s Superleggera combines top-end Shimano componentry with a swanky carbon for a relative pittance. Is it the bargain bike of the century or too good to be true? Find out here.

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Ride Report: Motherlode Century showcases Northern California road riding

There are few better ways to see an area’s cycling terrain than to sign up for an organized century ride. Northern California’s Motherlode Century is one of the best.

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Feature: Ride along with Skratch Labs Neutral Human Support

Go for a ride with Skratch Labs Neutral Human Support program at stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California.

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Gear Review: Ritchey Vector Evo Streem saddle and Trail seatpost

Ritchey’s lightweight Vector Evo monorail saddle and seatpost system suspends rider for exceptional comfort.

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Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches

Is that a reflector in your pants or are you just happy to see me? See what our resident Angry Singlespeeder thinks of Betabrand’s new Bike to Work Britches.

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Tested: 2014 Specialized CruX Elite EVO Rival Disc

If you could have one – and only one – bike, the CruX Elite EVO might just be the choice.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Repurposed Gifts for the Green Cyclist

Got a cyclist in your life who is big on recycling? Then check out these cool and innovative gifts made from old repurposed bike parts.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Cyclocross – The Suck Science

It’s that time of year again. Where mud-caked mayhem and masochism come together in a sport we all lovingly refer to as cyclocross.

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Cross, Gravel or Road Bikes: Which Is Best For Riding Dirt?

With gravel bikes and gravel’centric events like Dirty Kanzaa and Crushar in the Tushar rapidly growing in popularity, which type of bike is best for getting off pavement?

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Is Las Vegas the Best Interbike Can Do?

Why must such an incredible event representing one of mankind’s greatest creations be contained in one of mankind’s worst creations?

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Breck Bike Week – Fun for the Entire Family

Slated right in between the Breck Epic and the Pro Cycling Challenge, Breck Bike Week has a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere perfect for families.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Sudden Loss of a Dear Friend

Celebrating the life of a remarkable human being and a loving father. Thank you, Udo. Words can’t even give justice to how much you will be missed.

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