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Weight. There are few segments of the population more obsessed with it than cyclists, apart from teenage girls and young men hoping to be selected for the highschool varsity ballet team (wrestling). Our sport is unique in the respect that friction between road and rider doesn’t significantly increase or decrease with rider weight, meaning tha...

@K's posts:

  1. 30kg in 2 years and a strict 1100- 1200 cal daily intake and I still can’t drop that last 10kg to hit 90kg. »

Does a bike have a soul? I can’t make that argument, I don’t think I do either, actually. But we do invest a lot of emotion, pride and dare I say love in our bikes. We form emotional bonds to inanimate objects all the time. My favorite old dead car had to sit in the driveway for another year falling further into rusty disrepair before...

@K's posts:

  1. If a bike has a soul its only because we gave it one, I have a Fuji tourer which was all things to me for many years then I had a custom made steel Europa made and now my love has transferred to that. I really only ride the Europa in the dry and the the F… »

We meticulously care for our bicycle, stopping only just short of pampering it. Through ages spend coveting, building, and riding it, we become attached to it and its beautiful finishing details – the luster of the frame’s finish, the angle and sweep of the bars, the gleaming white tape, the tires, the wheels – all perfectly curat...

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  1. Sorry I like to keep my rides as pristine as possible, breaks my heart to see my babies marked. OCD? Maybe »

In our privileged stables of bikes, it ranks towards the bottom of the heap as Bike #2 or lower, but the Rain Bike is no slouch. This is, after all, the bike we rely on in bad weather, trusting it to carry us safely through what typically amounts to the most dangerous conditions we ride in. Provided you ride year-round, you likely ride this machin...

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  1. My rain bike is a fuji tourer with mudguards Don’t hold that against me, I am still a badass »

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...

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  1. Where do the rules stand when a stranger leans his ride against yours at the coffee shop? I mean WTF?!?! »