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Cycling is hard; I’m not leaking any trade secrets with that statement, but it feels good to say it anyway. No Cyclist avoids suffering, but of those who venture into our world, there are some who seek to limit it while others choose to embrace it. Then we have a handful of characters who consider playing Whack-a-Mole with the Man with the Ha...

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  1. @Marcus I feel like the TDU critics don’t appreciate the serious Rule #9 conditions of South Australia in January. I suppose they could up the stakes by moving it to FNQ and making them race in ~36C 100% humidity with the occasional cyclone. »

There was no need for Rule #74 until the cyclometer showed up on our handlebars. According to the late Sheldon Brown, the cyclometer has been around since the early 1900s.“Star-wheel cyclometers, such as the Lucas unit, suffered two serious problems. They made an annoying “tink-tink-tink” noise. At high speeds, the star wheel would s...

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  1. I am saving my dollars for  Garmin 200 – I’ve had to forego the Strava goodness of my iPhone as it doesn’t last the whole ride and inevitably cuts out right before I really go after a segment. The only time I really wish for power data is when I’m trying… »