Bicycle Quarterly – Number 76: Summer 2021
A magazine about the culture, history and technology of cycling.
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In the Summer 2021 Bicycle Quarterly, we explore the broad range of cycling philosophies from all-out racing to leisurely touring. Ted King talks about Unbound 2021, and how he raced for 200 miles across the Flint Hills of Kansas just weeks after breaking his collarbone. At the other end of the spectrum, Natsuko explains why she loves mountain passes, even though she has no interest in riding hard or getting her heart rate up. Lael Wilcox shows that there’s no need to choose one approach over another. She toured the Ruby Road in southern Arizona first, then rode it as a time trial in one day.
We test one of Fern’s dreamy creations, a pure adventure bike equipped to handle everything from fast road riding (with aerobars) to ultra-steep technical terrain (with a dropper seatpost).