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I walk away from social gatherings with an acute sense of accomplishment whenever I haven’t offended anyone and when my friends all stayed awake. I view myself as a bottle of wine that keeps getting better with age, but I’m slowly coming to grips with the notion that I am actually a bottle that may be corked. The great irony of life is...

@Bigthumpa's posts:

  1. My riding partner for a recent trip to Majorca broke his wrist 2 weeks before. Since he failed Rule #5 I went alone.  The solitude in the mountains early in the mountains was wonderful. »

The first tire patch kit I ever owned came in a big green box, had several patches of various sizes which were possibly made of old truck tires. It also came with a sheet of 60 grit sandpaper. The mild high offered from sniffing the glue while applying the patch almost made you stop caring you’d gotten a flat in the first place. Stoned on glu...

@Bigthumpa's posts:

  1. @roger Och, I shoulda thought of that! »

  2. I participated in a recent sportive that had a great idea to prevent littering: They gave you a free gel if you brought your empty wrappers back to the finish. A free gel per empty wrapper would have been nice, but it’s a good start. »

  3. @frank Ah… »

In our continuing guest article series, @eightzero weighs in on the modern cycling jersey. It’s made of some unholy material which has a half-life of fifty years and unless you crash in it, it’s still in your kit drawer. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

@Bigthumpa's posts:

  1. @minion Is that a ‘no-skin suit’? (I’ll get my coat…) »

The first tire patch kit I ever owned came in a big green box, had several patches of various sizes which were possibly made of old truck tires. It also came with a sheet of 60 grit sandpaper. The mild high offered from sniffing the glue while applying the patch almost made you stop caring you’d gotten a flat in the first place. Stoned on glu...

@Bigthumpa's posts:

  1. Two words: Internal routing. And what was it with peeling the cellophane off? Most times all it did was start to remove the patch you had so carefully just applied. I usually resorted to leaving it in place, justifying it as a means of preventing the pat… »