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Table of Contents

ON THE COVER: Photo by Ezra Caldwell -

CONTENTS: Matt's Sneakers @ The "How Fast Would Jesus Ride?" alleycat, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Brad Quartuccio

6 - Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

8 - Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

10 - I Love Riding in the City
Readers share their tales of urban cycling.

28 The Dirty Dozen
Ted King-Smith
Our resident road racer suits up in late November for a hillclimb contest—including the steepest street in the world.

36 Gallery
Reader-submitted photography from China, England New York City and more.

42 Residue
Roger Lootine

44 Pedicabs After Dark
Johnny Tarr
Pedaling a rickshaw around Collegetown USA is not just a job—it’s an adventure.

50 American Bike Punks in Tokyo
Daniel McCloskey
Two young Americans set out to explore Japanese bike culture, and try not to get their bikes impounded.

56 Techno Crashing
David Hoffman
Computing bicycle safety in the 21st century.

60 Hell of a Good Time—Melburn-Roobaix
Andy White
An Australian twist on the Queen of the Classics.

62 Faber’s Cyclery is Closed
Brad Quartuccio
After 86 years, a California cycling institution closes its doors.

64 - Technical Gubbins
Brad Quartuccio
How to adjust your rear derailleur and install that all-important front brake.

70 - No Exit
Andy Singer