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The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @Puffy sorry for the late reply I have been  away, over long distances I have found TT position just to uncomfortable to hold for over 100 miles,  in order to run afterwards I have to keep flexible and comfortable so this set up gives the best final resul… »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. Jan Ulrich, badass? Bad diet more like. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @KW TT bike was seriously considered , my main race focus is IM and over that distance the TT position cannot be held for the entire 112 miles- by me anyway – some of the ride has to be in a road position , bearing in mind also it’s always good to be a… »

  2. @Puffy Tricky one for me Rule #54 all my races are time trials and part of my training involves perfecting the tt position , I have found out to my cost in the past ,over 112 miles it pays to practice before you race!! »

Climbing is something I enjoy more than I am good at it; any time I see a new road pointing up to the heavens, I find myself irresistibly drawn to explore where it leads. Every season I come to the conclusion that my training routes are all very hilly and I arrive at the brilliant idea that I should plot out a new course which seeks out the flatt...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. Course profile for the Norseman triathlon, bike section is 180k. :-) »

I’m not even talking about all the pseudo-asthmatics out there, vaping their way to better breathing. My breathing is just fine. It’s my little citron sized heart that is slowing me down. Is there a street-legal injection or vacuum pump for heart enlargement, or a trip to a doctor in the Congo that would transplant a badass Mandrill heart for m...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. Here’s a strange thing, I love an espresso, but only a single, double is too much, even for such a small drink, the difference is subtle. »

Before Tomac and Ned, before LeMond and Big Mig, there was Bob Hannah. For a young lad obsessed with motorcycles as well as bicycles, the ‘Hurricane’ was the epitome of style on a bike. His bright yellow Yamaha YZs and matching head-to-toe kit set the bar and inspired me to emulate not only his style on the bike, but off it too. If onl...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @Teocalli Fair response, ‘prince of speed’ takes it. »

  2. @ChrissyOne Whoa , hang on, two words – Barry Sheene. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @unversio While you had the nature stop , was your bike re sprayed by alien forces and are you now forced to ride in the twilight zone , should I have not played that video , Will the forces get me now ? »

There was a time when the world was painted in hues of black and white. Right and Wrong were separated by lines painted in such a thick, heavy paint that even to wander close was to already alter your very nature. The Elders taught us on which side we were to dwell and what evils would descend upon us if we were to transcend into the void. Litt...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @minion Do you have a stylist to get everything colour coded just so ,  I can never seem to achieve this. »

  2. @Soxfan04  When the police are stopped in the lane it’s possible they’re doing something urgent where parking is not the absolute priority , like ” shall we detain the violent offender , no not until we found a bay to park in , oh while we were doing tha… »

  3. In Bath there are a few metres of bike lane on one of the busiest stretches of road , the bit used by lorries passing through , once in the bike lane the biggest problem is you have to soon re enter the main part of the road either by coming to a complete… »

There are two ways in life to be good at something. The first way is the most obvious, which is to actually be good at something. This is harder than it sounds because you need things like skills, talent, fortitude, and light sabers. The other way doesn’t require those things but it has its own challenges; basically, you have to be holistical...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @pistard Nicely put , the results speak for themselves. »

I hate to distract from Marko’s defense of his POC helmet and shades photo but @snowgeek is weaving cycling and sailing together here. It may never have been done before so please read carefully. The two activities have almost nothing in common except the wind and being wet and miserable. @snowgeek is not dwelling on the wet and miserable par...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. I read the article  a couple of times and it the whole thing is a mystery to me , I mean I understand most things but this beat me…………anybody else in the same boat as it were? »

There are two ways in life to be good at something. The first way is the most obvious, which is to actually be good at something. This is harder than it sounds because you need things like skills, talent, fortitude, and light sabers. The other way doesn’t require those things but it has its own challenges; basically, you have to be holistical...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy The other guy is giving him a push with his head. »

  2. @frank Never realised these lenses were available , thanks , think I will get a pair. »

  3. @Marko Did that furry animal get in through the vents? »

  4. @Ccos 100 per cent agree with that, class is permanent. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. @andrew  Nice , very nice in fact , what tube set is it? »

There was a time when I held down ‘real jobs’. Jobs with (a little) stress, with (some) responsibility, but without soul. And while dealing with the great unwashed public never held much appeal, I always envied the guys who worked at my preferred LBS. They seemingly had it all––an endless supply of cheap bikes and parts, hanging out and s...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. I recently had a steel frame and fork made locally , this was a labour of love by the frame builder , I treasured every moment of the Worksop visit , the measuring , the tube set choice , the colour , the change of mind on the colour , even the 5 month wa… »

  2. Tricky balance I feel , between LBS and  add to cart, on one hand I do support my LBS  , I get good friendly advice, banter , coffee and  a fair discount , I look forward to my visits. On the other hand , I have  some other  commitments apparently, oh yes… »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. After years of  carbon I’m back racing and  training on steel.  If you are considering steel go  for it, you won’t be disapointed. »

Maybe it’s the milestone of aging that I recently reached. It could be an awareness of the unique foibles of this sport/activity/pastime that I practice. Possibly, I just woke up one day and realised that this is a weird thing for a middle-aged man to be doing. The time for reassessment hit me, involuntarily and without warning. And I’m...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. 6am this morning I cycled up Brassknocker Hill  Bath  alone in the rain on my way to work,  today was not an enjoyable ride , I’ll be back on it tomorrow , I won’t let it defeat me even though there is an easier , safer tow path option all the way in  tha… »

I don’t know how a guy who shows off the better part of a half meter of seat post comes to the conclusion that his saddle is too low, but that precise thought occupies an enormous amount of time. Ever closer looms the minimum insertion point on my seat pin, yet I am irrevocably bound to explore its limits.I actually wish my legs were shorter...

@Triathlete's posts:

  1. It’s because you ride carbon,it slips,you never know where you are height wise,steel is the answer- Thompson seat post & Reynolds tubing,bit of grease,ride on in style at the same height every day. »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

  • @DeKerr

    Indeed, great story. What year was it published? I could not find the date. Mentions Pharmstrong’s...

  • @Ron

    YES! Ron, we have a date with DESTINY!!! Or a ride, not sure which? Either way, some of us are going to do...

  • @kixsand best of luck. Have fun and ask lots of questions!

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