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What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

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  1. Hilarious. I know this much is true. »

It began when they come took me from my home And put me in Dead Row, Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I’ll say it again I.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.Cold, still, heavy, damp air encourages one to remain ensconsed, the familiar nagging doubt weedling away in the back, make that the front, of my mind, and I concede; I...

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  1. Great post. I saw him in 1991 (or around then) when he was touring “The Good Son”. Have tickets for his July 31 show in Toronto. I’m gettin’ ready for it. »

I like definition, to place things in a box and tightly seal the lid. It makes me feel comfortable, like another of life’s little mysteries has been stored away for safe keeping. I also love ambiguity; it is the space wherein all interesting questions are asked; the unknown is life’s greatest beauty. You might say that makes me a hypo...

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  1. @Ron, my contacts have a little line that is supposed to be at the top when the lenses are oriented correctly on the eye. I wore them for years before I knew about that, and only found out when I mentioned to my optometrist that sometimes it takes a lot o… »

Freddy effortlessly demonstrates Rules #80 and #82, the Three-Point System, and the Goldilocks Principle while his mechanic calmly swaps a mortal’s wheel for one that can withstand his ferocious sprint. All the while, a young Colonel Sanders looks on with bemused disapproval.For anyone still wondering whether the 70’s was the coolest...

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  1. @PeakInTwoYears And again. »

A Velominatus gives the impression of having been born on the bike; the connection between rider and machine is so deeply entrenched that one can hardly draw the line where one ends and the other begins. There is an air of relaxed precision that is part innate and part learned through countless hours devoted to the craft of riding a bicycle batshit...

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  1. You have won second prize in a casually deliberate contest! Collect $10. »

La Vie Velominatus isn’t a part-time gig. La Vie means the life, and The V is my life. Otherwise, I’d be Some V Velominatus, some of the time.Even when I’m not riding my bike, like the last two weeks (for reasons which don’t really matter, and offering them only renders them excuses), I live La Vie through other avenues. Eve...

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  1. Reminds me of an old joke: How can I tell if my friend is a vegetarian? Don’t worry, he’ll tell you. »

We continue our Six Days of the Giro series with a look at the troubled bond between Marco Pantani and the Giro.Some were meant to be tormented, as though it were preordained that their brilliance should be balanced with fatal flaws. These are tortured souls, whose dramatic highs are equalled only by the devastating depths of their lows. Continu...

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  1. @G’rilla There is a kit out there that takes advantage of a security hole in the WordPress plugin named mm_forms_community. The vulnerability allows attackers to append garbage to any php and js files on the server that have anonymous write access. If y… »

Cycling is hard; I’m not leaking any trade secrets with that statement, but it feels good to say it anyway. No Cyclist avoids suffering, but of those who venture into our world, there are some who seek to limit it while others choose to embrace it. Then we have a handful of characters who consider playing Whack-a-Mole with the Man with the Ha...

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  1. @Marcus I’ve been reading for a while, but that was my first comment. This thread crossed the line from banter to outright vulgarity long ago. It appears some people feel threatened by a talented female rider. »

  2. Wow, a good article about an inspirational cyclist quickly turned into a very unpleasant and decidedly humourless shouting match. There are a lot of really strong and talented women in my cycling club. I’d be ashamed to give any of them a link to this art… »