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@prowrench is throwing down the greasy gauntlet. There is truth in his words. We already understand the gap between the professional cyclist and us civilians extends somewhere over the horizon. We can ride the bikes, wear nice kit and ride the race routes but that’s about as close as we can get. No one is paying us to ride. We are not Pros. B...

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  1. Reverence where due, but no further. Take the time to get it right, or take it to the shop. If that Park tool will never come close to paying for itself, take it to the shop. When you are in over your head, stop what you are doing and take it to the sho… »

Somehow Movember and Vajanuary have slipped out of our grasp without too much fanfare. It’s never too late to pay homage to a ‘stash and a rider such as Urs Freuler. Our trusty cycling historian @wiscot has once again stepped up and delivered, many thanks. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. On the subject of American Flyers: Kevin Costner. »

The days of the proper head badge, I’m afraid, are numbered. It seems it used to be that any road bike with a pedigree that was really worth riding was festooned with an artful adornment on the head tube. By that I mean something made with a bit of heft, stamped or cast of alloy and riveted front and center. More and more though we’re s...

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  1. For carbon, my hope is that head badges (AND COLOR!) will return with more artful layups. There is no reason you can’t get some very striking effects.with some etching and a cosmetic weave or two. And is there some reason that resins can’t add at least a… »

Ah, the Pacific NW in winter, who can beat it? To ride in the foothills of some of the most majestic snow-capped volcanoes on the planet, with views of the Pacific Ocean or Puget Sound (which is almost the same as a view of the ocean).Anyway, take my word for it that all that is out there somewhere, because those who join us February 4th for the Po...

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  1. What a keen sense of timing I’ve got… »

  2. I’m with robertsexton in wanting to know a bit more about the route. I’m good for some climbing, and for 127k, but for both in February, I’m not exactly… err, peaking, i.e. fitting into all my kit. Unlike the Skeleton Man, I want to have some kind of ide… »