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I don’t know how a guy who shows off the better part of a half meter of seat post comes to the conclusion that his saddle is too low, but that precise thought occupies an enormous amount of time. Ever closer looms the minimum insertion point on my seat pin, yet I am irrevocably bound to explore its limits.I actually wish my legs were shorter...

@Labann's posts:

  1. @Fausto Crapiz Or riding in the rain… seems I ride so much half the time I get soaked and hardly notice. Somebody say “saddle”? Not giving up my Brooks. Even when the adjuster post snapped, bought one from factory and installed at LBS. But you’re suppose… »

Maybe it’s the milestone of aging that I recently reached. It could be an awareness of the unique foibles of this sport/activity/pastime that I practice. Possibly, I just woke up one day and realised that this is a weird thing for a middle-aged man to be doing. The time for reassessment hit me, involuntarily and without warning. And I’m...

@Labann's posts:

  1. Middle aged curse… abandoning road for hiding in woods far from motoring idiots… or are you? Cycling is freedom through intent concentration and self exertion. Motoring is capitulation to distraction, impatience, and weakness. Yahoos race SUVs through the… »

The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence. Some of these are names of landmarks or terms in cycling; others are nicknames for some of the riders in the pro peloton. While not intended to be offensive or derogatory, the nicknames in the list represent the riders’ pe...

@Labann's posts:

  1. Lexicon is a linguist’s word list. Bixicon is a bicyclist’s word list. Bike&Chain has a 30 pager, but perhaps not as fanciful as yours. »

I don’t know how a guy who shows off the better part of a half meter of seat post comes to the conclusion that his saddle is too low, but that precise thought occupies an enormous amount of time. Ever closer looms the minimum insertion point on my seat pin, yet I am irrevocably bound to explore its limits.I actually wish my legs were shorter...

@Labann's posts:

  1. Long since forgotten seat post slippage, as mine on my steel Italian has welded itself into place after 100,000 km. Ain’t going nowhere. Will link you and new book on my ongoing Bicycling Culture website (revived in 2008), supporting the velorution since… »