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I hesitate to file this in the Guest Article category. It would be better filed under fellow un-rewarded pirate cycling-site writer, if we had such a file. @winnipegcyclechick does all of her site’s writing, her graphics are usually hers and much too funny. Frankly, she makes me sick. And, AND, she can make the jokes we can’t make lest...

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  1. This is a great article, and so is your blog. More please! »

What, another guest post? Seemingly yes, but in fact we are keeping to our every-other Friday guest post schedule. We must Keep The Schedule! @Harminator’s post about pigs was the little seen “pop-up” article; a confluence of Paris-Roubaix, Orchies pigs and Jupiler beer. These things go very bad, very fast if not served quickly. @...

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  1. I’ve always thought solo, non stop, around the world sailing the most extreme sport.  No stopping for 40+ days, 45 mins is a luxuriant night sleep! »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

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  1. Here’s hoping! VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Stybar 3. Krystoff 4. Boonen 5. Vanmarke »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

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  1. first ever VSP VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Sagan 3. Gerrans 4. Greipel 5. Niballi »

Saddle bags have no place on a road bike, and are only acceptable on mountain bikes in extreme cases.Saddle bags: how do we define them? Is it a saddle bag if it attaches to the seat post and the saddle, if it has a zipper, if it is leather, has two natty straps with buckles, if it swings below the saddle like bumper bollocks? Continue reading...

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  1. I have my inner tube (Continental Race Supersonic) fitted into a section of MTB tube, it weighs 50g so folds up very small.  It fits wedged under the saddle.  Then Crankbrothers Tyre lever and mini pump.  Never needed anything else, bar food and appropria… »