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Velominatus: Chris Jennings

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Newspaper photog, DJ, part time bike shop mechanic

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Growing up, I imagine my dad did his fair share of worrying about me getting into trouble with chemicals and girls. Like with most problems in life, the solution lay in Cycling; training encouraged healthy behavior and once my dad convinced me to shave my legs, no one needed to worry about the girls anymore.Cycling caused its fair share of problems...

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  1. @frank I have a friend that rides with his bars and hoods just like that. I did some work on his bike and test rode it after. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why. He doesn’t want it changed either. »

Any return from time off the bike is always met with a peculiar mixture of anticipation and apprehension. I will be excited to return to the bike, but on some level I’ve become accustomed to not getting on my bike every day. Not riding is easy, and we are creatures of inertia – once the rhythm of the daily ride is broken, it takes a...

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  1. One of my own personal rules: When there is a wind available one must always start the ride with it at your back. Races are never easy at the end, and neither should your training rides be. »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Chris Froome 2. Ritchie Porte 3. Alberto Contador 4. Tejy Vangarderen 5. Joaquim Rodriguez »