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Before Tomac and Ned, before LeMond and Big Mig, there was Bob Hannah. For a young lad obsessed with motorcycles as well as bicycles, the ‘Hurricane’ was the epitome of style on a bike. His bright yellow Yamaha YZs and matching head-to-toe kit set the bar and inspired me to emulate not only his style on the bike, but off it too. If onl...

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  1. @meursault Ah, well, four wheels bad, two wheels good. Some moto skills transfer well to riding our steeds. It’s good to be magnanimous once in awhile, we’ll soon be back to blood, sweat, and gears. »

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  1. @Ron “cyclists belong.” Spot on. That’s the basis for my opposition to “bike paths,” or more accurately, Multi Use Paths. They reinforce motorists’ perspective we don’t belong on the roads. At least in this part of ‘Murica, we have the same rights and res… »

  2. @Ron Cafeteria Christianity. Oh the hypocrisy of it all. Also raised and confirmed Catholic, and come to some sense… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Costa 2. Wiggo 3. Kreuziger 4. Pozzovivo 5. Mollema »

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  1. @frank I bought my first pair of cycling shoes, Diadora’s, at Branford Bike, when they were in Branford, CT in the early 80s. »

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  1. Fine piece brett. I’m approaching 60, cycling has been a part of my life for nearly 40 of those. It’s a way of life. I’m a roadie to my soul. I’m all for anyone cycling, any way you like it, as long as you’re not being stupid. I have a mountain bike, don’… »

I met a nice character a few weeks ago on a magnificent ride through the Bay Area. He rode a Colnago C-50 which was so filthy that I was unable to ascertain with any degree of certainty what color it was painted. I spent most of the ride suppressing the impulse to lead him and his bike through a local car wash. As it turns out, he’s based o...

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  1. I use Pledge wipes after a washing and in between washings. Lays down some wax to make cleaning easier, is pretty good at getting off road grime and grease off, even the white parts, and keeps the bike looking good. I’ll check out Bike Lust. »

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  1. There aren’t many “bike paths” around here, and I wouldn’t use them anyway. When non-cyclists mention bike paths to me, I say that they are more correctly called multiuse paths, with joggers, walkers, runners, cyclists, dogwalkers, rollerbladers or whoeve… »

  2. Another great one Frank. Often times I think people just don’t care. We cyclists know the value and advantage of working in a group, staying with the group, and the consequences of dumb moves in a group. Many of those clueless slobs not only can’t ride bi… »

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  1. Another great piece. A while back I wrote that we seek to suffer to overcome it. It’s more accurate to say we seek to suffer to coexist with it. If we’re not suffering, we’re not trying hard enough. To hate it is to avoid it and miss those opportunities t… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cadel 2. Rodriguez 3. Quintana 4. Uran 5. Martin »

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  1. Marko, At first I wasn’t sure this was about the Jim Oberstar I was familiar with because why would a story about a politician be here? I liked his manner, of an era prior to the present vitriol and gridlock. I was not aware of his cycling advocacy. Than… »

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  1. @frank It’s good to be the king. »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

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  1. @Rob @ Minnesota Expat, join that A-group. You will push yourself harder to stay with them than you would training by yourself. I did the same a few years back, I called it my Thursday Death Ride. And while it felt good to progress to staying on the ba… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Valverde 3. Dan Martin 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Nibbles »

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  1. RIGHT!!! Buck and Roger are kicking off a New England Gravé Cogal. This starts at Roger’s shop.

    It is a gravel/dirt Cogal. This route was used last September for another ride and is supposedly AWESOME!!!

    You will need 28mm at a minimum, maybe 32 mm tires on gravel/CX bikes per the description.

    Here’s a link to the route/description/etc from the September ride but this one is by us, not the cycling shop, but all are welcome of course!  The write up mentions registering/meals/etc.  None of that applies to us.

    Details on pre-ride espresso/pre-night drinking in Boston/post ride recovery drinking is forthcoming but mark your calendars for this puppy!!!

    It will be a GREAT Heck of the North appetizer for anyone thinking about heading out there in October as well!!!

    No drop, Casually deliberate but we might break into groups depending on what bikes you bring.

    The route.

     

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    Date - April 26, 2014
    9:05 AM - 8:20 PM

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    Ride Studio Café

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Sevens 3. Pooley 4. Johansson 5. Borghini »

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  1. Here goes: »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Valverde 4. Vanendert 5. Martin »

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. @pakrat That imitation and flattery thing. And some things are just too hard. Why bother, ya know? »

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  1. @Ccos, good stuff. As many of us know, many of them don’t get why we seek to suffer. In addition to dishing it out on the bike, off the bike, we don’t sweat the small stuff. Nice to hear you’re in the neighborhood. I grew up in RI, lived in SE Conn. for y… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Valverde 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Kruetziger 5. Gerrans »

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  1. Well said. As @wiscot said, it extends to off the bike as well. I work at being fit and trim, and baggy clothes are a lazy, slovenly way out for the lazy and slovenly. Buying shirts that are not the baggy “American Gut Cut” can be a challenge. But it is p… »

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  1. @pistard And we’ll just go with the reported angle B and extension. Reported extension doesn’t equal actual reach. »

  2. @Chris Transgression noted, never to be repeated. I await my penance. I love the sound of Italian, but please, no Lo Sceriffo! »