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Choice, or the perception of it, is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. The great secret lies in the locus of control, which suggests that if given the perception of a choice we will be more willing to endure hardship or suffering. We’ll suffer even for the promise of a future intangible reward so long as we feel we have a choice...

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  1. Really well done, Frank. Can’t speak for anyone else, but sometimes when I climb on my bike I ask myself, “Do I really want to do this?” Then when that ride is over, no matter the circumstances, (hills, weather etc.), I always say, “Damn, I’m glad I did t… »

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  1. Try Tom Danielson’s “Core Advantage” book. I bought it last year and started in on it, but faded as time went on. This year I made a concerted effort since the first week of January to stick with it. It has made a huge difference on my bike this year. 15 … »

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  1. Love this race. I’ll regret not putting Rui Costa in the mix. Dumb ass. VSP PICKS: 1. Kwiatkowski 2. Valverde 3. Betancur 4. Nibbles 5. J. Rodriquez »

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  1. Me thinks not having Stinji Devolder pulling Spartacus is really going to hurt the Big Swiss. Those big ‘ol engines on OPSP are going to rule the day. VSP PICKS: 1. Terpstra 2. Boonen 3. Vanmarcke 4. Van Avermaet 5. Stybar »

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  1. If ever in Madison WI you must go to Karbon 4 Brewery. So good. »

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  1. You stated that you loved that bike when you bought it and road all over the western United States. Fond memories, I’m sure. So the answer is that you need to restore it back to it’s original state, for nostalgics sake. If it was me, and that bike came ba… »

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  1. The photo of Adam Hansen with the beer is a great shot. I believe he is the only rider to finish the Giro, Le Tour and the Vuelta in 2012. A stunning achievement. I do hope he had a sip of that beer! »

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  1. Damn, I love this web site. That’s an awesome piece of scribe, Frank. I’ve been following Velominati for a few months now (thanks  Cyclingnews for turning me on to it), and I look forward to each and every day of it. Funny, articulate, original, great fee… »

Imagine a world without the little things we take for granted; a house without a roof, a pub with no beer, a Keepers Tour without any clothes. The last one is a reality for me at the moment, five days in and still no trace of where the hell between Wellington and Paris my bag (filled with V-Kit, shoes, helmet, everything) is. The other thing that h...

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  1. @ramenvelo Rog will never shut up VSP PICKS: 1. Spartacus 2. Chavanel 3. Sagan 4. Terpstra 5. Bozic »

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  1. @wiscot Crappy is being too nice. It was 7 degrees F on my house thermometer this morning, with a high of about 23 F today. As a fellow Wisconsinite, I say this is fucking January weather. While I still intend to hop on my two wheeled steed this weekend w… »

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  1. Cold, wet, and windy? Boom Boom rises above. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonan 2. Nibali 3. Syl. Chavanel 4. Sagan 5. Terpstra »

I don’t have to tell anyone around here that @Cyclops is weird guy; most of you have already figured that out, and if you haven’t figured it out, you will soon enough. But weird doesn’t have any negative meaning, if you ask me. In fact, I’d say we’re all weird which makes normal more suspect. Several years ago, long be...

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  1. I would venture that the Red Steed will ride as good as it looks. Steel is real and yes, lugs are sexy. Nicely done, lad. »