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@GogglesPizano's activity:

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Quintana 2. Froome 3. Contador 4. D. Martin 5. Ancona »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Froome 3. Contador 4. Hesjedal 5. Talansky »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Froome 3. Contador 4. Horner 5. Talansky »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Porte 3. Valverde 4. Pinot 5. Talansky »

  2. My Picks »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Talansky 2. Contador 3. Froome 4. Nibali 5. Valverde »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @Nate http://www.velominati.com/tradition/the-man-with-the-hammer/ »

  2. @GogglesPizano I  use the following terms – if it is related to nutrition / bloodsugar levels it is a “bonk” (i.e. I need some serious calories RFN), if it is related to a shorter term over exertion / lactic acid focused in the legs it I have/am  “Crack… »

  3. @Nate It is a British term as best I can tell from cycling originally.  Widely used here in Canada among the cyclists I know …  I first heard it from a local Cat1 God in Vancouver in the late 80′s “Often, people associate the word “bonk” with “hitting … »

  4. @Teocalli Some of the new meters like the Stages are simply a couple of strain gauges on the crank arm.  20g in additional weight but I don’t see how would degrade performance as it is only measuring a deflection that is already there ….  would be und… »

  5. When I started riding 25 years ago it was like this - “I was coming back on my 160km ride and the winds came up and I got caught out and bonked 30km from home, took me 1.5 hours to get to town with no calories left, I was totally cooked, I will watch the … »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @wiscot »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. I’ll admit it one of my bikes has a power meter.  It is a Stages meter so very subtle.   I enjoy to review the data post ride when I should be working.  I don’t let it dictate how I ride, just review the data afterwords.  In the dead of winter up here in … »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @frank I ride down one stretch of road with a shitload of windows that in the afternoon lighting during the commute give me a great look at myself looking fantastic.  Almost rear ended a BMW while checking myself out at 40km/h the other day…  it is h… »

  2. I think they need to change the signage on my routes downtown from “bike lane” to Bike Lane / Snow Storage lane” as our city council although they have great intentions of building $20million worth of separated pathways in the next while still can’t get t… »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @Nate I have got a lot of money to give to someone who can help find me one of those Colnago sweaters   »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. I very much enjoy my trips to my LBSs,  I am quite loyal to them for all bikes, parts and accessories.  That being said I am the complete opposite with ordering any kit.  I will ship a pair of tights from half way around the world to get the exact model a… »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. “They could’ve belittled me, questioned my manhood, or even outright insulted me….” – of course I expect that there will be a fair bit of that coming your way shortly compliments of the crew here :) »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy We’re old enough and well paid enough to do what the fuck we like – we can dress like pros on carbon-fibre race machines or we can wear gorilla suits and do charity events on hybrids The underlined bit covers me off, Don’t mind throwing … »

  2. @ChrisO Right Fucking on! you just pretty much summed up my entire life »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @Owen Slam it …  dropped mine last year and haven’t looked back.  I have found that the more completely -badass I look the less grief I get from drivers…  also I made an interesting observation this winter that on Rule #9 days I have never had anyon… »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. @freddy And here I thought Garmin was gutted only having 4 riders left.  Huge RESPECT for Svein and Ryder my fellow countrymen »

  2. lots of Rule#9 and Rule #5  out there today, wondering if all of the peloton is feeling like this or not: http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/05/news/giros-stage-16-grim-cold-perhaps-unnecessary-procession_329798 »

  3. It appears training in Maui and climbing Haleakala from time to time definitely pays off!  huge ride by the big Canadian.  Glad we installed that 90″ TV in the boardroom… »

@GogglesPizano's posts:

  1. Absolutely awestruck by this photo …  made my day! »