Look good to feel good.

Look good to feel good.

Rule #33 Dilemmas

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As I write this, Rule #33 is being hammered on over in the Rules section. This is a hell of a Rule, demanding legs be kept shaven at all times. I believe for most Velominati “at all times” is a tough ask. No one is saying you have to shave the guns everyday, unless you…
Phantom aero in the snow. Top marks, Michele.

Phantom aero in the snow. Top marks, Michele.

Breathing Through Your Ears

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Suffering is part of Cycling the way alcohol is part of liver failure: they are obviously connected but it’s too much fun to stop and think about why you do it. Grace finds us through La Volupté, but her touch is rare and we generally are far better acquainted with her husband, The Man with the…
The Pro Mechanic. Is that a cigarette and is that diesel in there? Photo: HBStache

The Pro Mechanic. Is that a cigarette and is that diesel in there? Photo: HBStache

Dream Job

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I love working on my bikes. I feel closer to them, like a samurai sharpening their blade or a soldier cleaning their pistol; this simple act of preparation prepares us for the suffering that is to come, with the notable distinction that a Cyclist chooses this suffering with no tangible consequence while the warrior faces probably…
Any Questions?

Any Questions?

Guest Article- In Memoriam: ‘Iron Man’ Mick Murphy

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Where to begin with this Guest Article? When you start talking about a person who makes Fiorenzo Magni sound like, maybe he wasn’t so tough, that is saying a lot! Who needs an inner-tube? On the sliding scale of Hardmen there are a few outliers, a few data points way out past the crowd. Mick…
As a matter of fact, no, I hadn't forgotten how awesome I am.

As a matter of fact, no, I hadn't forgotten how awesome I am.

Body Language

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A true leader rarely asks someone to do something for them; the best leaders inspire through their own example those around them to follow suit and join them in their cause. The leader is fueled by something that is not externally driven, it is born from within and appears in this world as passion and conviction. These…
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