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Ian Dewar
cycling event and pro team logistics manager
Interests: cycling, coffee, watching old tv shoes, riding old bikes, chasing dreams, doing triathlons i'm out of shape for, bowling, photography, ultimate frisbee, drinking red wine, hard long rides and sea otters.
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Single speeders sometimes act like their bikes are part of a religion. That riding with one gear somehow makes the act of cycling more authentic. It’s a pure form of riding. Especially when you ride fixed – one gear, no brakes, up, down, all under the same leg power. Maybe... Continue reading
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“Of course you need at least five bikes”, I heard myself saying those exact words about a month ago and followed up with a quick list and some obvious justification. Road bike – of course everyone needs a road bike. Mountain bike – too much fun to ride to not... Continue reading
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OVERVIEW Spend four days in the Sonoma Wine Country – training ground of pro cyclists and home of Levi’s King’s Ridge Gran Fondo. Ride some of the key routes of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California and the Kings Ridge loop all while enjoying the food, wine and relaxed culture... Continue reading
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The 2013 Cyclocross season started with a bang on Sunday - and by bang I mean more like BOOM which is how my legs felt about 30 minutes into race number one of two that I did back to back. Continue reading
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10 Bikes down in the #20bikesinjuly challenge. And as the Tour heads to stage 11 the second half of the bike race is ready to go. Any major time gaps tomorrow will help to set up the future podium and will either solidy Froome as the future winner or set... Continue reading
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Chris Froome decimated the peloton yesterday - so much that the overall sentiment on Twitter last night was that the race was over. Froome just had to defend to Paris and take a few seconds at each of the remaining mountain top finishes and keep his team on the front... Continue reading
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Time to get everyone caught up on the 20 Bikes in July program. Tonight I rode my Globe Daily to the pool to get a little non-cycling exercise - not sure when swimming back and forth in a short pool became a better form of exercise then riding in the... Continue reading
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Yesterday was July 4th - yup Independence Day in America - and we went to a very spirited local parade here in Alameda. You know the kind - where every local business has a float - and usually it's just 3 or 4 employees in the wrapped car waving out... Continue reading
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Every Cat 4 race I've ever done (and I've done a lot since I'm too lazy, fat, inconsistent) to ever both upgradeing my road license I've heard a cascade of close the gap, hold you line, close the gap... It's like basically the only thing new cyclists know - don't... Continue reading
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Bike ride one in the #20ridesinjuly program seemed like a good idea. I watched the first stage of the Tour on Saturday, went to San Francisco to the farmers market, had a yummy breakfast / lunch, came home and started to get kitted up. Oh yea - it was 90... Continue reading
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You may not believe me - but I have too many bikes - I know, I know - how can anyone say they have too many. But I've finally had to admit that I might have a bike problem. Not a bike riding problem mind you. More like a bike... Continue reading
Did you miss my posts about the Tim Johnson Ride on Washington? Well here's an awesome video overview of what we did. Next up the 2013 ride in April? we'll see... Continue reading
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Cyclocross World Championship 2013 – Dutch and Belgian Domination Louisville CX’13 was more than two years in the making. This event was the culmination of more than 10 years of development in the United States from racing, results, events and a commitment to cyclocross. The slow build to where we... Continue reading
If you missed last night's live show on UStream and www.thenorthface.com about the Retrun to Meru climb you can watch the whole show right here! Video streaming by Ustream Continue reading
My friends at The North Face are presenting the Speaker Series Live on Oct 10th with a live showing on UStream of Return to Meru - the Shark's Fin story by Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk. Video streaming by Ustream Continue reading
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OK - so this blog is a long time in coming... look for more back dated updates over the next week... but overall the support I received for the Bikes Belong TJROW was incredible - with tons of help help I was able to reach my fund raising goal of... Continue reading
This is an awesome pic! the plume off everest looks great today.
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I modified my bike route map in advance of the construction! The power of public opinion is often lost in this world of talking heads, congressional committee meetings, online news, presidential candidate debates and the omni-present flow of information to every possible device. It is with this backdrop that I... Continue reading
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I love this video - it's simple, straight forward and with no pretention (ok a little pretention since it's a fixie bike shop)... I especially like the way they lay all the parts out before the build begins. I want that. everytime. this is the way a bike should get... Continue reading
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Friday Phase 1 of the Transportation Bill is approved in the House http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/bill-forces-decision-on-pipeline-expands-drilling-to-pay-for-transportation-projects/2012/02/16/gIQAP23WIR_story.html The Republican-controlled House endorsed a plan Thursday to vastly expand oil and gas drilling off the nation’s coasts to help pay for a $260 billion transportation bill. This bill contains provisions on opening up drilling in ANWR,... Continue reading
Ian Dewar is now following The North Face
Feb 10, 2012
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Chairman Mica doesn't want the Feds to pay to include cycling or walking in Transportation projects Last week the House Transportation Bill - H.R. 7 The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act – made it’s way out of committee after only four days of discussion. The proposed legislation strips all... Continue reading
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Today the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee starting discussion on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, the new Transportation Bill designed to cover all federal transportation funding for the next five year. You can read it HERE if you have time for 847 pages… or you can read the... Continue reading
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On Thursday Feb 2nd the House Transportation committee will take the first vote on the new Transportation bill called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill shockingly eliminates all federal funding for biking and walking. This is a $260 billion bill that will support all federally funded transportation... Continue reading