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TRAVIS BROWN – AS SWEET AND ALL-AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE

The Durango local has made a career out of being fast, friendly and smart

After bursting onto the racing scene with a 10th-place finish at the 1990 World Championships, Travis turned an early passion into a full-time job, helping develop bikes for long-time sponsor Trek Bicycles.
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ZAP’S COLUMN: LONG LIVE TINKER

One of the greats

"I still get invited to races, and it ain’t because of my looks or speech-making; it’s because people recognize that, even at 60 years old, I still race to do well."
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ZAP’S COLUMN: THE FRENCH CONNECTION

All was not as it seemed

To be sure, over the years, the Europeans have brought more positives to the sport than negatives, and for that, I will always relish the pioneers who mixed courage with a sense of adventure to make the trek over in the early days.
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WHY YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE MOUNTAIN BIKE PIONEER VICTOR VINCENTE

A road champion who understood the value of dirt riding for the planet

By Zap What originally began as a Michael Beckwith Hiltner, in many later years to come became Victor Vincente of America .  That was of course after "VVA" (formerly known as MBH) had made record efforts riding his road bike across…
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BACK TO THE FUTURE

By: Zap You can probably visualize the stark horror of enduring such an episode. Imagine (if you possibly can) driving up to the window at your local Starbucks, ordering an iced peach green-tea lemonade and being told that due to a…
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