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I walk away from social gatherings with an acute sense of accomplishment whenever I haven’t offended anyone and when my friends all stayed awake. I view myself as a bottle of wine that keeps getting better with age, but I’m slowly coming to grips with the notion that I am actually a bottle that may be corked. The great irony of life is...

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  1. These last few years, I’ve found, I’d rather talk bikes and racing over a beers than be out on a group ride. I’m not really sure why that is…but it could be the “New Golphas” are easier to weed-out at the pub where if they don’t have anything interestin… »

My trouble isn’t with being a good descender; it is with cornering and stopping – and sometimes both. Or, as G’rilla puts it, “Descending is like sex; how good I am at it has nothing to do with how much I enjoy it.”Descending is demanding and requires great skill. It is not a time for resting or taking it easy; getting...

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  1. @Andre the Fish Hey Andre, I think most of us do it at speed w/out thinking about it, but I’ve seen some guys really struggle when trying going fast around corners on the road because they’re thinking about turning – push the left hand to turn right, when… »

  2. If you don’t or can not, learn to counter steer at speed and you will be happily amazed. Counter steering will also save yer ass in the bunch, at any speed – learn it. »

That is the question. Are carbon wheels a viable option for everyday riding? Should carbon wheels be your go-to wheels rather than your just-for-racing wheels? I don’t really race and I don’t own any carbon wheels and I wonder. Granted, every professional is and has been on carbon wheels for many years so it’s easy to think we sho...

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  1. @frank …not doing anything wrong, they fit. but with wheel flex they rub (51cm frame). And that’s what I’m saying, why do they show case a frame and fork that isn’t actually what it is? You had to change out a good fork just to fit a slightly bigger tir… »

  2. Re. the big guys winning spring classic on Zipps, Cervelos etc. Please don’t believe that what the pros ride, in spring classics, is what you can buy a the lbs. Regarding wheels and frames bashing over the nasty roads. My 51cm 2011 R3 can’t even take a 25… »