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This article started off as a Reverence for the Camelbak Podium, and might still be, who knows, it’s late and my mind is scrambled. As often happens when searching for a suitable image for an article, tangents often appear from nowhere and derail the original train of thought. Soon one finds oneself careening out of control towards the only...

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  1. Water bottle mould: Milton solution (the same that is used to sterilize baby bottles) will get rid of it. »

You can only spend so much time with the Schlecks before you start talking like them, and the fabulous Fabs seems to have crossed the threshold. I’ve heard more complaining from him this season than I have talk about pushing harder on the pedals or going steady up with more speed or going full gas like everyone else, but just doing it for ...

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  1. @frank Did you just jinx me? And if only you knew the oh so tactical way I make my picks. VSP PICKS: 1. Gerrans 2. Cancellera 3. Sagan 4. Valverde 5. Thomas »

  2. Pedal, boys, pedal. VSP PICKS: 1. Gerrans 2. Cancellera 3. Sagan 4. Valverde 5. Thomas »

This is big. This is the race that decides the arc-en-ciel  jersey for the next year. It is the best looking jersey. It carries the most baggage. It also brings the most respect. The World Championship is a circuit race of attrition. In Ponferrada Spain it’s an 182 km loop done seven times, with a total of 2142 m of climbing. Is it a climber...

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  1. Okay, three times a charm. My picks won’t post… Vos, Armistead, Stevens, Cromwell, johansson. »

  2. Fight for the stripes girls! »

  3. Pedal, girls, pedal. »

Cycling is a sport steeped in the tradition of style. There’s no denying it. From the days of miners and farmers escaping the hardships of a life spent toiling in harsh and filthy conditions either under or above ground, through Coppi and his Cosa Nostra-esque garb and swagger, Merckx and De Vlaeminck’s 70s sideburns, to Cipo and his...

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  1. I dress well for work, it goes a long way I believe. As far as the bike, I do my best. I only have two styles to choose from, both are designed to look fantastic. As far as me making them look more fantastic, I’m going with the ‘fake it til you make it’ t… »

Stupidity is a powerful force never to be underestimated. Geese are a good example; a more stupid vertebrate one would be most challenged to come across yet should you wander into a flock of them pecking about peacefully in a field, one is likely to erupt from its grazing to grab a billful of your ass and commence beating you savagely with it...

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  1. @Mikael Liddy Sydney is hosting some glorious weather over the next little bit. Lucky for me I am on holidays so will get plenty of time to develop the tan lines. »

If Tony gets a flat or two and loses this time trial, bookies will be jumping off bridges into the Thames. It’s a lock, man, it’s a lock. There, it is now jinxed. You are welcome. Picking second through fifth will take some acumen. Will these be Vuelta riders or does that just hold true for the road race? Tony could have a jour sans. Co...

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  1. Here goes nothing… VSP PICKS: 1. Tony Martin 2. Wiggins 3. Dowsett 4. Tuft 5. Van garderen »

Cycling is a sport steeped in the tradition of style. There’s no denying it. From the days of miners and farmers escaping the hardships of a life spent toiling in harsh and filthy conditions either under or above ground, through Coppi and his Cosa Nostra-esque garb and swagger, Merckx and De Vlaeminck’s 70s sideburns, to Cipo and his...

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  1. He has the goods, both on and off the bike. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @edster99 Sorry, I don’t understand the point of your post. He hurt himself (and thankfully none of your group) caught the train home and you are happy that someone who was game enough to put themselves out there, gave your bunch ride a crack, won’t be … »

All hail, the Worlds are upon us. The time trials should be events where all VSP participants can rack up some decent points. Remove team tactics, national team versus trade team allegiances, using this event to train for another event, bonking and hanging onto team cars from the equation. All one is left with are possible flat tire, possible mecha...

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  1. The start is isn’t bound to help me anyway. VSP PICKS: 1. Van Dijk 2. Small 3. Garfoot 4. Villumsen 5. Stevens »

Watching the Jensie set a “new” record was somehow not-that-interesting and riveting at the same time. One guy going around the track for an hour; only cycling aficionados could find it so compelling. The thing I can’t get out of my mind is Eddy Merckx still did 49.43 km/hr with toe clips, spoked, box section wheels and a hairnet...

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  1. He did it. He is the current record holder. And at 43 years of age. Well done him. Whether is record falls sooner or later is irrelevant, the effort is impressive. »

  2. @Kevin Surely that is a +1 badge right there? »

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  1. Seems much better by mobile here. All comments are appearing under articles too. Thanks for all the hard work. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. I generally find that things sort themselves out. When someone joins in and tries to change the group to suit them, granted it is annoying, but I love how the group silently gives the message that we won’t be changing. You are welcome to join but this is … »

@Bianchi_Bob sent his article in just this week. Its sense of urgency required it to be published NOW. We all need reminding to live in the moment; here is a good reminder. Thanks Bianchi Bob. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. A brutally honest piece of writing. I love that it has come from a dad, your perspective is inspiring. Mindfulness is something I encourage in the the children I teach. Kids are so much more present in the moment than their parents generally. Wishing you… »

I hesitate to file this in the Guest Article category. It would be better filed under fellow un-rewarded pirate cycling-site writer, if we had such a file. @winnipegcyclechick does all of her site’s writing, her graphics are usually hers and much too funny. Frankly, she makes me sick. And, AND, she can make the jokes we can’t make lest...

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  1. Great article. Nothing better than finding a group of like minded people to go pedalling with. Today’a ride really made me appreciate my usual group. And I am definitely going to channel  Superman more often. »

First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

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  1. May the force be with you girls! VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johansson 3. Pooley 4. Armistead 5. Cromwell »

I have met @chris on the original Keepers Tour. He seemed like a reasonable person at the time. Then again, @rob passes himself off  as a rational person yet he signed up for the Too Much on 100 ride and completed it. People sign up for these crazy rides because it forces them to get in the best shape possible. It makes these long rides more enjoy...

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  1. Great cause. As for the distance, I have nothing to offer except may the force be with you. »

I bought a Road ID the day I learned of Jon Lennard’s death on August 12, 2013. Someone in the posts of the original announcement of his passing (below) mentioned he was identified by his Road ID. Of course he had a Road ID. What I knew of him made that perfect. So responsible and sensible.The nature of this community is a strange thing; we d...

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  1. Such a respectful tribute and appreciate that it graced your front pages for a day or two. Nice work Keepers. I think of @itburns every time I wrap my road Id to my wrist, the one and the same that was ordered the same day I read of Jon’s accident. »

If @steampunk can’t take much credit here I guess we can’t take any. We can take pleasure is seeing someone’s kid hauling ass on a bike, a Velominatus spawn, even better. We all came to cycling by different paths, seemingly few by our parents. It is impossible to outguess one’s children; they are clever little bastards. Hop...

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  1. A very thoughtful piece of writing. @steampunk, make sure you keep a copy for this for your son to read when he is older. Sending gentle human beings out into the big wide world is a gift to humanity. Well done.  »

  2. A thoughtful piece of writing. Make sure you keep a copy @steampunk, so your son can read it once he is old enough to appreciate your words.  »

The race of the funny hat.Every team seems to have included one or two riders fresh off the Tour. One would either feel ruined or unbeatable a week after that slug fest, more than likely, ruined. I imagine there are a few riders dodging calls from their directors this week. Continue reading...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. sagan 2. gilbert 3. gerrans 4. rogers 5. valverde »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

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  1. Roll the dice. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Olds 3. Johansson 4. Wild 5. Pooley »