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We have the kind of poor judgement that allows us to have a puppy. She’s half pit, half something, and half something else and boasts a lilliputian-sized head. As her Life Coach, I’ve instructed her to focus on growing her head because, as her Uncle Gianni says, no one gets anywhere in this world with a tiny head. But she’s a g...

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  1. Gorgeous article, said in the manliest of ways possible. »

Change creeps in slowly, it has a way of taking the seemingly immutable and eroding it over time. It’s inevitable; if the great canyons were carved from the solid rock of Mount Velomis by such a soft thing as water, then it should come as no surprise that the Velominati V-Kit would also change with time. As David St. Hubbins says, “Th...

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  1. Nice! »

Rule #22 is perhaps the most complicated Rule amongst the (currently) 85. Part of the complexity springs from the fact that we are all very attached to this small cotton cap. Off the bike, it was once a badge used to recognize one of our own; now it has been taken over by the hipster crowd which subsequently ruined it for those of us who wore th...

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  1. Yeah, I’m going to return it. It’s too small — but I should have pulled it down in the last pic instead of letting it ride up. Nevertheless, I think that even showing it like that, it would still look too tight. I’m having a bugger of a time finding an … »

  2. I know I’m digging up an old thread, but I need the input and insight from you, my brethren. My wife is accusing me of looking like a douche, and I need more qualified opinions than hers. The situation? I decided to do my part to bring back the cycling c… »

If I spent half a summer riding with one hand on the tops and one on the hoods, I spent the other half riding with each hand deliberately gripping the hoods differently. As any young Cyclist growing up in the United States in the late 80s, I had a major thing for Greg LeMond.I imagined Greg to be the perfect Cyclist, as youth often does of their...

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  1. I find myself assuming all manner of positions (that’s what she said), but the drops with an index finger on the shift is where I land most of the time. »

The severity of a crash exists on two planes, the physical and psychological. The physical is the most obvious and one we busy ourselves with in the immediate vicinity of coming down. Our bodies need time to heal, our kits may need replacing or mending, and our bicycles may need repair work. For weeks and sometimes months, we may carry with us t...

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  1. Excellent read as this cycle n00b works his way to Century rides along not so forgiving roadways! »