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We’re not really supposed to have favorites, but everyone does. Just ask your parents. So while I’m not supposed to have a favorite, I do, and its Rule #9.Bad weather immediately separates the wheat from the chaff, and so the weekend warriors stay indoors and leave the roads to the devout. I talk most often about riding in the rain, wi...

@Brad's posts:

  1. Thanks for the great article, Frank. Rule #9 is my favorite as well. I know it’s been reiterated many times, but there’s definitely something special about the narrowed consciousness of riding in foul weather. I had the privilege of spending a little over… »

I’m a naturally loud and weird person who expresses excitement through volume. Also, alcohol is supposed to be a depressant, but it doesn’t appear to work for me; all it does is make me happier (and louder) – until I have a little too much at which point I get weirder (a too-happy, too-loud kind of weird). But being a happy pers...

@Brad's posts:

  1. Whew… Thanks Frank. Now,  I can rest easy in my routine winter breakage of Rule #50 (think Chris Horner, circa 2005). Ok… not that bad… Of course, sporting the facial growth might cause me to be confused for a hippie douche. But maybe, while I’m brav… »

Finding The V-Locus is something of an extension of the Goldilocks Principle; bars set somewhere between Sit Up and Beg and a face-plant, saddle height somewhere between speed skater and Baryshnikov, and reach somewhere between a unicycle and the Batpod. This is art more than it is science, a process of iteration and refinement. And everyone knows...

@Brad's posts:

  1. Several months ago, I received a complement that my position was reminiscent of Michele Bartoli. What a complement! I always thought his to be one of the most elegant, flat-back positions. Despite the fact that he competed smack dab in the middle of the E… »