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The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

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  1. Apropos of Martin, T.  : he rode another great TT yesterday. »

  2. When it comes to breathing, less whale-shark and more Buteyko will take you further, faster. »

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  1. I like cycling, I like sailing and I like your work here. I’m sure Ive miss-understood most of the key elements but nevertheless, this is a fantastic piece of work which will occupy my brain, particularly while cycling, for some time to come.  Thankyou.  … »

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  1. Beautifully written Brett, thanks. Perhaps in your nadir of darkness you may have found enlightenment regarding The Rules and The Purpose.  The Rules are just enablers for the journey, not a destination in themselves.  Hold them up as the destination and… »

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  1. @Boltzmann I’ve heard a similar story involving a drive-through hamburger restaurant with Scottish origins and a car laden with TT bikes.  Triathletes of course.  Wondered why people were yelling at them and blasting their horns until they realised that… »

The divisive nature of Rule #29 is not to be underestimated. It is but a humble satchel, but our rejection of its use sends people completely out of their minds. One fine gentleman even threatened my editor at Cyclist Magazine with cancellation of his subscription on the basis that they published an article wherein I espoused the virtues of goin...

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  1. @andrew Far from it. »

  2. Maybe its just me but all this obsessing about where to carry spares/tools on a bicycle seems more like a religious fetish than anything else.  Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that – its just not for me. Vive le difference. »

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  1. @Marcus Agree. Although – where was Smiling Sammy Sanchez?   I’d love him to be in the mix but he’s largely MIA so far.  Saving his legs? »

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  1. @frank Actually, Scotland is an island if you’re anywhere near the northern beaches in Sydney, Australia. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Quintana 3. The Chauffeur (Duran Duran) 4. Hesjdal 5. Sanchez »

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  1. @geoffrey I agree.  Fiends who speed past in the drops are welcome to pass, regardless of the state of their or my kit or machine. On another day the roles may be reversed. As the Japanese say: ten people are ten different colours. »

  2. @frank Related to this is a German phrase for it which I have no hope of recalling but the jist of which is: less but better. Its my view that this can be applied to many areas of life – although not all. »

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  1. @frank Thats also a difference between a standard small molecule drug and a large molecule biologic like ESA (ethropoetin stimulating agent) or transfusion of packed red cells (PRC).   Because an ESA  is what your body is producing – it’s EPO which you… »

  2. @andrew Thanks for the reply; unfortunately my French is very primitive, not even a high school subject (I went to a very small school in the countryside, no languages) so I’ll just have to park that for a while.  Nevertheless, I too read that review on … »

  3. @andrew Did DM’s book come in English or French? I’d love to read it but don’t speak French. WRT Barry, Hamilton, Hincapie, O’Grady,  et al….what a mess.  So many guys I admired on the bike, in interviews and even in their own written works in Barry’s… »

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  1. @Mikael Liddy Thanks for posting that, it really adds another dimension to a great day for Gerro, OGE and Australian cycling.   Hows Neil Stephens when Gerro wins: Faaaaaaark! »

  2. @wiscot Has anyone watched the clip of Martin cornering slowly enough to see if his left crank/pedal was down at the moment that would have created impact?  I’ve re-watched the TV a few times but just can’t tell. Martin himself doesn’t mention it but eve… »

  3. Someone else noted it first but I tend to agree – do Martin’s cranks look quite long?  Its possible that he clipped a pedal and that was enough to unweight a tyre at the worst possible time.  Feel for him and the team, they did a good job till then: but t… »

  4. At least its not a Delgado this time.   »

  5. At least its not a Delgado this time.   VSP PICKS: 1. Dan Martin 2. Phil Gil 3. Slagter 4. Gerro 5. Porte »

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  1. @LeoTea Yeah, me too.  Missed my picks with the timing (still says its open now…) but anyway.  Love all the work that Frank does so I’ll cut him a lot of slack before I throw the toys out of the cot. »

  2. Heart over head. Except Gilbert. »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Matthews 3. Sanchez 4. Slagter 5. Hesjedal »

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  1. Fuck it, too late for the VSP.  For posterity, here are my picks: Matthews Gilbert Gerrans Valverde Slagter Fuck it. »

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  1. @Ron Anything before but is bullshit. »