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Started road racing in 1987 in VT. Raced through college at UVM and then fell away from the true path and started running. Have been back now for about five years. Currently riding a 2007 Eddy Merkcx Premium SL with 2009 Dura-Ace STI groupo, Mavic Premium SL wheelset, Selle San Marco saddle and Cinelli stem and handlebars, a dream of a bike for me. Recently acquired a 1992 Team Motorola Eddy Merckx with all circa 1992 componentry. she has quickly become Bike #2. Also have a Lemond Poprad CX for bike #3. Still looking for bike #4 (i.e. n+1).

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A great unknown awaits the young men, bound by a common entity of steel, flesh and passion rolled together. Do they contemplate the future, or are they so encapsulated in the here and now that anything beyond the finish line seems like it could only be for old people? Have they any inkling which path they will take, or be guided towards? Maybe...

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  1. @frank I am overdue to do this.  Maybe this weekend I can break out the steel Merckx and roll for a bit. »

  2. @wiscot I hear you, man!  I need a ride sooo bad right now!  My 1430 patient cancelled so only 3 hours until I can ride!   Fuckin Triathletes.  I know, and agree, that Tri’s can be really hard but don’t try to tell me that they are harder than a true san… »

  3. Apropos of fuck nothing here is a rant:  Just had such a FUCKTASTIC discussion with a West Point Triathlon Team member. Glad I outranked her b/c it was getting to the point where I just told her to shut the fuck up! (well, not really, but felt like it). … »

  4. Fuck me, what a photo.  Makes me think of an early ’60’s pic of the Rolling Stones.  About as much drug use between the two groups as well.  Wonder what they would do differently, if anything, if they could go back now.  I was 17 in 1989 and racing my Can… »

I have an idea. If Mr Cookson and the UCI are eager to lift women’s cycling up, why not sponsor a women’s race for each of the Monuments of the sport? A Giro di Lombardia Féminin would be a much better end to the season than the Chrono Des Nations. Each Monument would have an earlier start time than the men’s, a slightly shorter...

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  1. @il muro di manayunk While I stopped playing the VSP mid-way this season I have to say a FUCK’IN “Hats Off” to il muro as s/he was always one of the first to lay down their picks, even when they could have waited to see what their competitors that were … »

I’ve lost a lot of things that were, at some point or another, dear to me. At times, I’ve even cast them away deliberately, either because of a nurtured indifference or an irrational or impulsive dislike. Regret is an easy emotion to find in reflection, it lays right at the surface and provides us with a quick answer without requiring...

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  1. Lovely read.  Thanks Frahnk.  And love that photo.  For me, that’s home, and always will be. »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. @brett Brett, you know my vote!  See my Molteni Orange LeMan Poprad above.  Fuckin head turning, beauty of a steel bike!!! @lokerola Yeah, she’s a keeper for sure!  Never parting with her no matter what. »

Attention, this is the final event on the Men’s VSP calendar for 2014. There is one more Women’s event to come. We may already have a winner of this years over-all but the rest of the podium could be up for grabs. @il muro di manayunk has broken away and I’m not sure @steampunk is going to chase him down. Has everyone noticed how...

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  1. @Steampunk Ahhh, perfection! »

  2. @Nate Fuck YES!  Lived in San Antonio for one year and while some might like it (Pharmy) I could not leave soon enough!  Austin was actually pretty cool but DAMN I am NOT a Texan (and the Texans were probably just as happy to see my ass move as I was!)… »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. @brett No matter what you do, tell me you are NOT thinking of having that seattube in any colour.  For the love of Merckx that is one FUCK’IN ugly seattube!  (and you really need an orange bike … another black bike is sooooo, just so Specialized/blah)… »

Yes, I know, I have a major thing for Boonen. But come on, wouldn’t you? Look at those guns. Look at that position on the bike. He even makes that ugly Specialized helmet look good. He even makes that ugly Specialized Roubaix look good, come to think of it. And those White Ladies? Kill me now.Picking the V-Moment of the year is always a tough...

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  1. Fuck!  I think that LeFevere must be using Boonen’s powder bag!   “Lefevere suggest shortening the Grand Tours to 15 days A few days ago Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov’s claimed he’d stump up €1 million to be shared by Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Vi… »

Doing things the hard way is a luxury. It says to the world that we’ve beat evolution; intelligence is no match for technology and economy is no match for indulgence. We need only step a bit outside our bubble to realize the scale of the illusion, but nevertheless it has become reality for many of us who live our lives happily and fortuna...

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  1. @frank Yeah, I am a FOOOK’IN retard when it comes to computers.  That is a pic of my 1992 Merckx with every piece legit ’92.  I put the original Rolls saddle back on and it has full DA 7400 with aero seatpost and all.  I actually had to replace the sea… »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. @brett Foook’in ORANGE, MATE!!!  There are sooooooooo many black biikes out there.  Why add another one.  I have a steel LeMan Poprad in Cannibal Orange that is just stunning.  Go with ORANGE!!! »

  2. Orange!  Must go with Orange.  Sooooo fuck’in beautiful!!! »

I’m getting too old and cranky for all this race schedule changing. I know they already did this last year and presumably I had the same gripings then, but Lombardia is supposed to close out the season and I’m downright angry that Paris-Tours is closing out the books now; it only seems right that one of the most beautiful races should...

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  1. @Nate Heard rumors that he might throw in the towel.  Damn, who are we going to pick on now??? »

Doing things the hard way is a luxury. It says to the world that we’ve beat evolution; intelligence is no match for technology and economy is no match for indulgence. We need only step a bit outside our bubble to realize the scale of the illusion, but nevertheless it has become reality for many of us who live our lives happily and fortuna...

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  1. @rfreese888 Amen to that! »

  2. @Gibson A fellow VERMONTER!!!  EXCELLENT!!!  Do you live there permanently now?  We should ride together sometime soon.  I actually live in West Point, NY but I am from VT and visit often and will be moving back in 5.5 years forEVER.  Email me at kbaldw… »

  3. @frank THIS!  And if you really want to know if someone is a poser, or even worse, a Hater (someone that derides someone or something b/c secretly they want to be or do what the other is doing but they do not have the guts/ability to do it) then bring a… »

The Heck of the North is a Gravel Classic held in Northern Minnesota. The course is about 185 kilometers long, approximately 75% gravel/dirt road, with 15 kilometers of trail and as little pavement as needed to make it all come together.The front few groups of this race go for the win, while the rest of the field simply enjoy a fun day out on the...

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  1. The Heck of the North is a Gravel Classic held in Northern Minnesota. The course is about 185 kilometers long, approximately 75% gravel/dirt road, with 15 kilometers of trail and as little pavement as needed to make it all come together.

    The front few groups of this race go for the win, while the rest of the field simply enjoy a fun day out on the bike, riding one of the most challenging and exciting routes in the quickly-emerging gravel scene.

    Mixing gravel roads and ATV trails, this race is home to some of the most innovative bicycle concoctions you’ll ever come across, from drop-bar fat bikes to race-tuned Graveur machines. Leave your road machine at home; you’ll need fast 32mm tires at least in order to survive the trail sections.

    More information on the Heck of the North site. Registration is $54 before July 15; $65 before August 15; and $76 until September 15. Registration ends September 15 or once the 400 rider limit is met.

    The Heck of the North is not a Cogal, but Velominati is a sponsor of the event and will be providing exclusive prizes. See you there.

    Official site: http://www.heckofthenorth.com/

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    Date - October 04, 2014
    12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location
    Castle Danger Brewery (Two Harbors MN)

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I’m getting too old and cranky for all this race schedule changing. I know they already did this last year and presumably I had the same gripings then, but Lombardia is supposed to close out the season and I’m downright angry that Paris-Tours is closing out the books now; it only seems right that one of the most beautiful races should...

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  1. @Steampunk HEY Now, STEAMY.  None of this fence sitting shit!  Although, in retrospect, panache was not really the word that I was looking for (waves my hand in my face like a Jedi or something). »

  2. @wiscot Yes, you got that right with the bunch all expecting someone else to take up the chase.  This seems to happan A LOT whenever Malmerde is in the bunch that someone attacks out of.  Now I REALLY dislike him but it is not so much his fault as no o… »

  3. @frank Come on now, you just KNOW soooo many of weaker spirit and less panache would have called it a day and packed it in.  I do seriously applaud him for not quitting and for honouring the stripes, even if he did cramp so bad he could not move with 1… »

This carbon wheel issue has been burning a hole in my soul for so long. The twin headed snake of thrift and indecision (not such an impressive snake as far as twin headed snakes go) held me at the impasse for years. Having @mauibike commit to all carbon for his lifetime wheelset needs got me hot. Seeing Fabs winning Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde on...

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  1. @RedRanger You do know that there is TRULY espresso bean grounds in that paint job, right?  Seriously.  That bike is AMAZING! »

I’m getting too old and cranky for all this race schedule changing. I know they already did this last year and presumably I had the same gripings then, but Lombardia is supposed to close out the season and I’m downright angry that Paris-Tours is closing out the books now; it only seems right that one of the most beautiful races should...

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  1. @Pedale.Forchetta And even more support for this kid:  “QuickStep confirm that Michal Kwiatkowski managed to finsh the race, despite suffering from very bad cramp with 10 kilometres to go.” »

  2. @ChrisO Ha!  Great point.  I would have taken that bet with crazy odds b/c I was SURE that Sagan was going to own the Monuments, at least MSR and maybe a RVV and Lombardia in there as well. »