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  1. @ChrisO Thinking of some of the worst offenders here, I think your theory may be better than my original one »

  2. Nice article. Being self absorbed is one problem but lotsa people also seem to lack any sense at all of spacial awareness. Could be upbringing, genetic, stupidity or cultural. I used to think people growing up in more densely crowded environments (not bei… »

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  1. @strathlubnaig Agree. While enjoying the Giro I came across this timely story too about how Gino Bartali, rival of Coppi and winner of 3 Giro’s and 2 TdF actually used his training rides to save Italian lives during WW2. What an example of a cyclist an… »

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  1. Not recommending this to anyone, but as an ex-physio, professional dancer (another life) and martial arts teacher, I find tai chi a good balance to the bike. tc includes stretches and emphasises core strength. Haven’t done any yoga, but perhaps similar.  … »

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  1. After backing Aussies in earlier races I’ll give em another go VSP PICKS: 1. Cuddles 2. Quintana 3. Uran Duran 4. Hesjedal the rider 5. Dan the man Martin »

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  1. Fuck. Think I clicked reply instead of quote… »

  2. @frank So you would read Playboy for the articles?  I read this stuff for the great photos and odd incisive comment and inspiring, nay beautiful turn of phrase that illuminates a little more the Path to be followed.   And probably hard on myself but there… »

  3. @andrew Hi mate. Nothing wrong with thinking. Relatively flabby because its almost winter here my friend. I think Lightening the Fuck Up was what I was advocating. Love the old pic above »

  4. I find it hard to believe lengthy conversations about (amongst other things) how to drink from a bottle (sorry, bidon). Only advantage is while you are talking about such things I’ll go try to put some k’s on my flabby legs. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Martin, Dan 3. Valverde 4. Nibbles 5. J Rod »

  2. Looking forward to it! Fuck the chocolate wheel lets just guesstimate »

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  1. Will I never learn … VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Valverde 3. Moreno 4. Nibbles 5. Gerrans »

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  1. maybe its me but does part of that ugly thing on Cippo seem to disappear into the background? Maybe its a stealth suit? »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibbles 2. Valverde 3. Voeckler 4. Gerrans 5. J Rod »

  2. Another spin of the chocolate wheel, which so far has been a spectacular failure… »

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  1. Tried climbing up and from the drops again the other day – felt good, but pulled a gluteal (that’s bum for you plebs) – no doubt due to my stupid go out & overdo it approach. So I’m thinking (vaguely) 1. same gear, up an out of the drops for speed on… »

  2. Hmm. The few times I’ve tried climbing in the drops it feels less stable (which makes no sense – as your centre of gravity is lower it should be more stable) with no more appreciable power.  But a badass italian climber can’t be wrong, so I’ll give it ano… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Spartacus 2. Boonen 3. Sep Vanmarcke 4. Sagan 5. Geraint Thomas »