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12 Days of Dig: Day 1

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Dec. 14, 2014 — Flip through the opening pages of any issue of peloton, and you’ll see What We Dig. It’s an eclectic brew of gifts, books, food, beer, and other items that have captured our fancy. Occasionally cycling-related, frequently not, we bring you what we dug in 2014 here in 12 installments. Enjoy Day 1!

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Dig1_espressoCupRetro Teams Cycling Espresso Set

It’s time to add some cycling history to your morning espresso. The perfect gift for any cyclist, this espresso set comes in four retro designs from the ’70s and ’90s classic Italian style and features a kiln-fired, high-gloss finish. Each set is €45, and they ship worldwide.

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Dig1_beautoful“Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo

If you want a break from cycling and dive into narrative nonfiction, we highly recommend this book. Set in Mumbai and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Boo, it follows a family in the garbage-sorting trade seeking a better life and the “full enjoy.”

behindthebeautifulforevers.com

Dig1_walkLA“Finding Los Angeles by Foot” by Bob Inman

Guess what? It’s possible to climb while not on your bike. Bob leads the Big Parade events with Dan Koeppel in Los Angeles. Bob’s new book is a must-read if you want to explore the miles of hidden stairways and pathways of Los Angeles when you’re not riding your bike. Yes, they exist.

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Dig1_wipesAction Wipes

We love these, and now they’re available in a handy 30-pack. We’ve used most every solution to a postride cleansing (when a shower isn’t possible) and declare Action Wipes the best choice. Made in the US with tea tree and eucalyptus oils, these full-body wet wipes include Frankincense and ylang-ylang flower oil. actionwipes.com