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Velominatus: RobsMuir

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Location: United States

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Is it correct (or even proper) to enjoy a carbone over a period-correct, original paint, full Campy, 1970 Cinelli Speciale Corsa? No? Even with Fiamme red-labels and silk tubes? I didn't think so...

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To look good is already to go fast. -Paul Fournel, VéloMy approach to research is pretty straight forward. First, I develop an opinion – usually in a cognitively compromised state. This is the first step in the process for the simple reason that it avoids the bulk of the hard work involving things like reading and thinking. Next, I cherry-pi...

@RobsMuir's posts:

  1. Did someone say that V-caps are available? »

  2. Really.  I had no idea that men took the Pill. »

As cyclists, our legs bristle with anticipation at the sight of a hairpin turn.  Stitch a series of them together in close succession, and we lose the ability to speak in complete sentences.  Show us a road that resembles a goat path, and we start to wonder aloud in fragmented sentences what it might be like to send a bunch of racers up it.  Com...

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  1. http://www.strava.com/activities/76531584 — 2,600 m in a scant 75 km. Alternatively, try:  http://www.strava.com/activities/95609284 — 3,300 m in 135 km. »

  2.  2,600 m in a scant 75 km. Alternatively, try 3,300 m in 135 km. »

Hear ye, hear ye, get thee, and a mirror, to your indoor trainer. This is going to be a multi-part series on getting the rider and the ride to a more perfect union. Most of us have never been professionally fit for our bikes. An inseam measured, a glance at a reflection when riding by a store window is our bike fit. I’m not advocating  that,...

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  1. The use of a spirit level on that saddle is not a joke.  Dead flat, no deviation.  …confirm that both tires are equally inflated! I have no idea of how a modern fitting is done, but BITD I think I had what qualified then as a fitting.  At the no longer… »

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. This is precisely why one must ride with hard women. »

  2. What the fuck is this monstrosity?  A kilometer of a different colour? »

  3. A very nice piece, Frank.  Although some of us have been annoying to others since Day One! On truly L O N G rides, I actually find that the Pain Cave is much blacker with one other person bleakly occupying the same dank pit.  I’m often tempted to cave w… »

While the shortest distance between two points is a straight line,  for us road cyclists it is usually not the fastest. @RobsMuir ponders this while riding and retains such complex thinking when done with his ride. That is an enviable skill in itself. VLVV, Gianni   …...

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  1. http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2013/11/shafted-again.html After a second reading, and restful night before The Ride, I do believe that BSNYC’s response should be elevated to a rant of high rank (ROHR).   »

  2. @G’rilla, @frank I do believe this is a more appropriate response to the NYT shite… http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2013/11/shafted-again.html Truly a ROTHO…  (Do I have to spell it out?  Rant. Of. The. Highest. Order.) »

I posted this picture as a joke in yesterday’s Anatomy of a Photo piece, but I find myself going back to it over and over, captivated by the way the light gleams off the peloton as they race by. Gleaming metal bits – hubs, cranks, spokes, handlebars, stems, frames, toe clips, all reflecting light from a thousand discrete points as the...

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  1. Coors === tasteless »

  2. I fully support the weakness for gleaming metal bits polished with great care.  I may never again see the likes of my 1970 Cinelli fully bedecked with the period’s best Campy and Cinelli components.  Modern carbon-based bike forms have moved in the wrong … »

While the shortest distance between two points is a straight line,  for us road cyclists it is usually not the fastest. @RobsMuir ponders this while riding and retains such complex thinking when done with his ride. That is an enviable skill in itself. VLVV, Gianni   …...

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  1. @barracuda Oh bravo!  In juxtaposition with “deflated,” this looks like it was all conspired. »

  2. In avoidance of all things COTHO-like, I believe that it’s important to be straight with the crooked, rather than the converse.  Know that the East Fork is in my backyard, and that me mates yard this thing down on a weekly- or twice-weekly basis, and tha… »

  3. @il ciclista medio I’ve admired that bit of mountain chicanery for quite some time, both upwards and down. Sadly, it’s about 7/11ths down the East Fork which can only be had by climbing Baldy Road and Glendora Ridge Road (40 km) or by climbing Glendora … »

  4. @scaler911 Hear, hear! »

  5. Actually, Gianni, most of this blather was composed while riding! On the long climbs here in SoCal there’s fuckall else to do!  ;-p »

He didn’t really want to be awake at this hour, but it was the only way. Or one of them, at least. Because he wanted to spend more time with her, he would rise before the sun, making use of the small window between their entwined slumber and the dirge of another day at the office. But still she saw those stolen hours as time he could be spend...

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  1. Be thankful she includes you in her psycho-lusts. The chivalrous thing to do, of course, is accept that n+1.  Share the love! »