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ARTICLES BY Richard Pestes
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  • Friday January 16, 2015

  • Friday January 16, 2015

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    Here's one of the best travel / cycling / travel for cyclists videos I've seen - and I'm not just saying that because Nicola & Alberto at Garda Bike Hotel are good guys and great hosts. Take a look and see for yourself.

  • Tuesday January 13, 2015

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    As part of our stay with Garda Bike Hotel for the Pez 10th Anniversary, we signed up to ride the GF Damiano Cunego in nearby Verona. Our hosts Nicola & Alberto know the region, the people, and handled all the details for our stay in Lake Garda, which left nothing for us to do except enjoy the ride.

  • Sunday January 11, 2015

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    The Alpha jacket is Castelli's new take on an old problem - cold weather protection for cycling. It features a design philosophy I've not seen before, but could very well be the way to the future - here's the PEZ review.

  • Thursday January 1, 2015

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    The PEZ Welcomes 2015 with an inspired look ahead, and some helpful insight from his 8 year-old daughter.

  • Wednesday December 17, 2014

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    The Scott Solace 10 road bike offers in impressive mix of performance and comfort - two traits that used to be impossible to find together in one bike. But mix in some technology and smart thinking, and they're no longer mutually exclusive. Pez discovers the Solace 10 is a distinct addition to the brand's line-up alongside its FOIL, Addict, and CR-1.

  • Friday December 12, 2014

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    Every negroni has a story - some begin the moment the orange elixer touches my lips, others connect me to another point in time. And while mixing and drinking at home affords the luxury to adjust the recipe to perfection, sometimes it's the location that pins a memory to my mental cork board. A recent trip to Italy set the ideal backdrop for my best negronis of 2014.

  • Friday December 5, 2014

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    Now’s the time to treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new gear and we have all bases covered with some wheels from American Classic, clothing from Bellwether, unique gift ideas from The Handmade Cyclist and Reynolds, a training camp from CCSD, shoes from Giro, XQISIT Portable Speakers, CRAFT Gloves, Sportcrafters Trainer, Nalini Winter jersey, Campagnolo gear and a Selle SMP saddle.

  • Monday December 1, 2014

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    It’s December 1st - the Holidays are on the horizon so PEZ is here to help with some great gift ideas for friends/family/loved ones/ yourself. Let’s jump in with some cool gear from Castelli, Velobody, CompuTrainer, Saris, Ale BikeWear, Cinelli, Silca, Power2Max, Osmo, Easton, Bogs, & Ride HiFi.

  • Sunday November 30, 2014

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    PEZ-FANS! SAVE 15% OFF EVERYTHING in the PEZShop now - including the small number of Thermal Winter Vests & Thermal Winter Jackets, in our ultra-cool PEZ SUPER 80's design that have just arrived.

  • Sunday November 30, 2014

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    In 2015 the Milan-San Remo Classic will go back to its traditions to set up a spectacular finale on the classic Via Roma finish line, which has played a key role in the history of this monumental race. So what better time to take a look back at 'The Pez' trip to 'La Primavera'.

  • Thursday November 27, 2014

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    Nov 27, 2014 - A special guest editor today for this Thanksgiving Edition of EuroTrash - the PEZ himself has been charged with a condensed version of ET, noting the sad passing of Steve Hed, the birth of the Velon Project, and the return of the Tour to German TV and San Remo's finish on Via Roma.

  • Sunday November 23, 2014

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    CONGRATULATIONS: To long time PEZ-Fan Hannu Heikkilä of Finland - the winner of our cycling week holiday in Lake Garda. This could be the best week of his life - superb riding in Italy's famous lakes district, local guides who know the best roads, amazing Italian food & drink, and a luxurious stay at a newly renovated family-run boutique hotel with the guys at Garda Bike Hotels.

  • Saturday November 15, 2014

  • Tuesday November 11, 2014

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    On the 100 year anniversary of World War I, the 2014 Tour de France paid its respects by visiting many of the historic regions and battlefields of the war. For me, chasing the race through regions where so many people had died was unlike anything I'd expected.

  • Monday November 10, 2014

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    Pro cycling seems to be losing a lot of big names this year to retirement and to that long list we can add Didi Senft - better known as the Devil, the man who almost single-handedly created the roadside craze of dressing up in costume to cheer on the race. Here's a very PEZ-look back at our own encounters with the man who started it all.

  • Friday October 24, 2014

    I'm always inspired when a new Grand Tour route is presented to dig into the vast PEZ archives looking for lost gems of content. In 1990, I went to my first Tour de France, and stumbled upon the grand master of pro cycling commentators - Phil Liggett - filming his recap for delayed broadcast in the USA on the lower slopes Mt. Blanc.

  • Saturday October 18, 2014

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    Go ahead...make my Saturday. Or in this case it was Thursday - when I reached the winner of the Elite Hydro-Mag Trainer - Matt Whetton of Clovis California - another long time PEZ-Fan, and a darn happy one when I told him the news.

  • Friday October 17, 2014

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    Stage 20 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia serves up the 2148m high Colle della Finestre as its final battle ground. I logged one of my all time Top Rides here in 2005 as Il Falco swooped to a 28 second GC victory from Gilberto Simoni. Here's how the day played out...

  • Tuesday October 14, 2014

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    The 2015 Giro d'Italia starts in Liguria - one of my favorite regions of la bell'Italia. I've spent some quality time here and can attest the area is filled with excellent rides along the coast and into the mountains that define it. This ride from Levanto to Sestri Levante is a classic.

ARTICLES BY Richard Pestes
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