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  1. Quintana is SO legit… couldn’t agree more about the photo and its power. »

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  1. errr… Beaverton ;o) »

  2. @scaler911 Scaler911, I feel your frustration… I’m in Washington, used to live in Beverton back in the early 90′s, and a fan of the OBRA system. I do support their model though it doesn’t do me much good living in Eastern Washington. I failed to make a… »

  3. @eightzero Well said, friend. I too am finished with holding a license, promoting and supporting anything sanctioned… I’ll still be ready to fucking throw-down on any given day, but I’ll never sellout to a national sanctioning body again. Next time so… »

I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the Lance affair. That is a long wait. And I’m burned out on the whole doping subject so it’s great @wiscot writes up a profile of Charlie Mottet. Here is a man whose sock height I can believe in. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Mottet was given some much deserved love coming into the now legendary ’89 tour – he was listed as one of the pre-race favorites. That was the first I’d heard of him, and though he was overshadowed by the amazing drama, he still made a lasting impression… »

During the birth of The Rules, just like the Big Bang, there was a flurry of new activity, too much expanding and not enough contracting; certainly not enough thinking. It’s hard to keep the throttle back when divining the Word of Merckx in real time. The interweb tubes whistled with new Rules shuttling back and forth, beers consumed, genius...

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  1. @foghorn leghorn Yes! »

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  1. Thinking that same thing on Friday and Saturday’s rides… both days were incredibly wet-cold-windy, but despite my mind wondering back and forth over this cleansing process (especially how to support LeMond’s return to grace), I kept coming back to the … »

  2. @ChrisO I agree, Chris… this had to be done w/ Sky. @ In General: As far as Sky’s policy and if they’re fucked in the head for doing things this way… I don’t see it that way at all. It’s their policy from inception and more power to them for sticking… »

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  1. Forgive me if I fail to adequately make my point, but I’m a very distracted man of late and really don’t feel like dealing with this shit right now… that said I really feel I need to comment on this latest trend I’ve seen popping up lately over Lemond, … »

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  1. @Beers See “Relative V02 above 90″ when looking for clarification on all things LeMond… »

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  1. Brilliant! … absolutely captures the moment. Huge respect for Fignon and his hardman style of racing. »

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  1. @Marko That’s now the plan, Marko… he’s twelve, so has another few years before he’s likely the right size. I’ll build it up and get in a couple years of rides before turning over the keys to the saddle. »

  2. It never sat right with me… mocking Lemond. Still I felt it wasn’t my place to speak up on the matter (here anyway). I’ve always believed his accounts and treated them as heartfelt honesty, and never doubted his 90+ relative VO2 data wouldn’t someday sp… »

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  1. @ChrisO I find myself hoping that it plays out that way… no way COTHO was able to pull any of this shit off on his own. He’s just the tool on the bike, but the real puppet masters have to be sweating at this point. My guess is when he’s faced with “s… »

  2. @unversio @unversio When my LBS called Campy to inquire, their response was… “don’t know, and don’t care.” So there you go. Anyway, like I said I’m on my second run using this set up, and I’m sold. I do have to edit my previously stated longevity co… »

  3. Maybe not common knowledge, but the SRAM quick-link (Black) works perfectly with the Campy Record-10… I’ve used this system with two chains (including my current) and have had zero issues. I don’t own a Campy Chain Tool. I’ve gotten about 6400 km out of… »

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  1. Dumping! Dumping buckets of rain outside… 4c and gusting to 33 km. Couldn’t be more aptly timed as today is day one of a three week, high duration, training block. Going out on #1 today, just to remind her who’s boss. My washing machine is about to get … »

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  1. Thank what ever god you’re into these days for the Velominati… it’s refreshing to read comments and opinions based on sound judgment and common fucking sense! I wonder how many assets COTHO has been secretly shifting overseas these past few weeks. Can’… »

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  1. Too many OCD-like rituals for me, or at least that’s what I’m told by those around me. They just don’t get it, but to Frank’s point… yes… it matters, and yes it’s necessary. I like to point out from time to time, that I’m repetitive or ritualistic as… »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. @ KC … and to add one more point about your BB to A transition, it’s always a good idea to remember that a sample size of 1 is never a good indicator of the natural order of things. This brings me to a point I had forgotten to mention in my last reply, … »

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  1. Ah man… soggy bagel. »

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  1. Thanks for the review(s) and insight. Hopefully I’ll end up with both of these reads sooner than later. »

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  1. @frank Vincenzo is easily in my top three for my all hardman team… he earned much of my respect this year for his day-in-day-out hardman style (even before the TdF). He’s an impact rider, win or lose, he’s a factor every time he rides. »

  2. All eyes on Gilbert… but Nibali is likely out for a little revenge. VSP PICKS: 1. GILBERT Philippe 2. NIBALI Vincenzo 3. SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samue 4. VOECKLER Thomas 5. CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto »

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  1. @Nate Yes… Rule #65. It’s on my radar! I’ve been reading online wheel building and how to true a wheel articles for most of the night. I could very well dive into those Mavic’s as soon as tomorrow. »