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PEZ Rides L’Eroica on the Strade Bianche!

Italy, land of vino, pasta, Fausto Coppi and home of the ultimate retro-ride. L’Eroica, “the Heroic,” runs every October, but it has been canceled for 2020. PEZman Leslie Reissner looks back to when he was lucky enough to join the participants enjoying some fine weather, great food and some truly terrible roads on heavy bicycles with inappropriate gearing and lousy brakes.

Roadside PEZ: Ale’s Sanremo ’17 Chase!

Roadside PEZ Milano-Sanremo: Every year Ale Federico 'chases' Milano-Sanremo and apart from the Giro d'Italia, it's the high point of his year. As we know World champion Peter Sagan was the man of the day and Ale was 'Roadside' to see the rainbow make its passage.

Sanremo Reload: A Classic Beauty

The Spring Classic from Milan to Sanremo has a long history. Following the race over 3 decades, the PEZ attempts to explain how the romance and beauty of this race captures the hearts of tifosi like no other.

PEZ Bookshelf: Bicycles: Past, Present and Future

Italian book “Bicycles: Past, Present and Future” by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages. PEZ literary editor, Leslie Reissner, gives us his thoughts on this wonderful bike book.

Days of Future Past: The Rise and Fall of the Spine Bike

Once upon a time bicycles were pretty much built out of steel. Sure, there had been forays into wood, aluminum and even carbon fibre, but steel was real pretty much into the 1990s. A shift began that saw oversize aluminum tubing, titanium impressed, while carbon bikes made a splash with triathletes. Greg LeMond, an early adopter, rode a carbon bike at the Tour de France.