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 In 2010 a group of friends in Gilroy riding bikes in dirt, having fun, and drinking biers started Wheel Talk. Lately I've been getting back to my roots and it feels great. #wheeltalk #outsideisfree #wheeltalkroad #roadbikesoffroad  It's nice getting out with no agenda of intervals, hill repeats, PRs, or epic Strava Conquests. Getting back to the roots. #wheeltalk #wheeltalkroad #outsideisfree

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Back to the Roots

08/04/2014

In 2010, a group of friends in Gilroy started Wheel Talk. We believed in riding bikes in dirt, having fun, and drinking beers. Lately, I’ve been getting back to those roots and it feels great; there is no chasing strava PR’s or KOMs, no intervals, just bikes and fun.

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Rapha Rising: Defeated

07/28/2014

The Rapha Rising challenge on Strava is something I have had fun doing every year but this year, much like many of the Tour de France hopefuls, it was not in the books for me.

Day 1 started off with me bonking hard. Getting married and then going on vacation didn’t do too much for my fitness, but I somewhat expected this and wasn’t that worried.

Day 2 was dedicated to recovering from the bonk. Climbing BoFax and Seven Sisters had done more to my vacation legs than I thought.

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Jaguar + Team Sky

07/21/2014

The riders doing the TT on saturday during the Tour de France won’t be the only fast things on the course. Jaguar built a special F-Type for Team Sky that they will be using during the stage. It features a carbon fiber bike rack that can carry two TT bikes, and a separate electric supply in the trunk powering the radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns and televisions. Of course it has also has a custom painted exterior and interior to match the Team Sky branding. I’m not sure the car will help them get a win that day, but it is cool to see sponsors doing something out of the norm for their teams. 

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Wheel Talk 4 Year Anniversary

06/17/2014

I can’t believe Wheel Talk is 4 years old. It seems like only yesterday we were just some street rats rolling around Gilroy, riding dirt, and getting in trouble.  If you’re curious, check out the video that started it all. Four years later and we are still around winning trick comps and sponsoring a road cycling team. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our family, friends, and all you who visit the site and like our stuff on social media. Thank you!  Read More

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Hybrids: Illustrations by John Maniquis

06/09/2014

On Friday Cykel opened a new art exhibit in their shop, by none other than local favorite John Maniquis. Hybrids celebrates cycling history with a sprinkle of pop culture for funsies.  The event was jam-packed, and John being on keg duty keeping everyone hydrated made him a busy man that night. Making the rounds and finally getting to chat with him took a while.

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Keymoment

06/06/2014

Ever needed a little reminder to ride your bike rather than drive? How much easier would it be if your key holder would just nudge you in the right direction on those lazy mornings? Keymoment aims to resolve all that, while being a little annoying at the same time. Never has a key holder been so astehitically pleasing while at the same time serving the function to get you on your bike more up until now.

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God & Famous SS14 Release

06/04/2014

God & Famous is at it again! Just had a quick email chat with Kenny and he sent me over info about their new Spring/Summer product releases. Taking a look at their soon to be released line makes me realize he doesn’t stop designing, and the passion that goes into God & Famous is something to be admired.

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