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  1. Did I miss the start? VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Valverde 3. no pick 4. no pick 5. no pick »

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  1. @therealpeel I’m not a BIG person, but no. The front wheel comes off and is slotted into a wheel carrier next to the bike, which stands in a fork mount bolted to the floor. It’s a great arrangement, but will only work with bikes up to about 56 cm with… »

  2. Unrelated because I have no story to share (I drive a hatchback and the bikes fit inside standing up – proper protection, that is): What is going on here with having to log in before being able to read posts/comments? It’s not quite maddening, but adding… »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Good Cadel 2. Quintana 3. Purito 4. Uran 5. Ryder »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. @unversio I meant posts indeed. If I load this page, or those from either of the Fleches, zero posts/comments will be displayed. Once I log in, all picks and posts are visible. It’s not that big a deal to log in each time I visit, but it makes checking… »

  2. @unversio I felt the tingle! I guess that means I have my saddle positioned properly…. On another note, what’s up with keeping the posts hidden on VSP pages? »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Phil Gil 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Mollema 4. Valverde 5. Dan Martin »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Betancur 5. Mollema »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. That link leads to a page for results behind a pay wall. The start list is on the site, but this is where I found it: . VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Edmondson 4. Johansson 5. Van Dijk »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. This is a ridiculous line-up. What am I thinking? VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Valverde 3. Mollema 4. Gerrans 5. Riblon »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Tommeke 2. Sep 3. Phinney 4. Terpstra 5. G. Thomas »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. @Mike Stead (@tweetymike) I’m shocked to see so many responses without a correction. On the 11-speed Red and Force Bro-sets, and also the most recent 10-speed versions, there is a limit function preventing the dreaded accidental upshift. Attempting the … »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson 2. Van Djik 3. Armistead 4. Longo Borghini 5. Stevens »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Sagan 3. Sep 4. Terpstra 5. Phinney »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Van Djik 2. Pieters 3. Stevens 4. Carlee Taylor 5. Armistead »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Sagan 3. Phinney 4. Boss Goss 5. Boom! »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cav 2. Greipel 3. Sagan 4. Degenkolb 5. Gilbert »

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@V-olcano's posts:

  1. @frank That pretty well hits the nail on the head. I agree completely, and I think @Puffy would too. That’s all I was getting at – you were both getting to the same place via different roads. »

  2. @frank He’s right, Frank, but not in the way that you think he’s wrong. When you train, you damage muscle. Your protein intake is what allows repair and rebuilding of the muscle damaged through hard work. Over tie, the body adapts by adding muscle to d… »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. Wow. So much bad science, or at least bad science journalism explaining good science. And yet, because of confirmation bias I’m totally on board with this confirming what we already knew to be the truth! Great find Shaka! »

@V-olcano's posts:

  1. @TommyTubolare Firstly, I never made the first comment about the quality of my discipleship. I know I have a long road ahead of me and sometimes err, but I’m no apologist. I spoke of the inclusive “we,” as the group itself strives to be in better compli… »

  2. @antihero First, yes, follow the rules of your sanctioning body, though if they differ from the Rules then someone has stopped paying proper attention. Second, you made my point for me – Strava is not a governing body. There was a vehicle involved that… »

  3. @Optimiste Tell us before you do it and we’ll make a Cogal of it! I can hear the Recovery Ales calling to me already. »

  4. @El Mateo Not to belabor the point, but I guess I will. It’s precisely this sentiment that concerns me. We, as a community, have accepted and adopted as our own the Rules we ride by. They are immutable, handed down from on high, recorded by the Keepers … »

  5. Well, someone is eventually going to be the prick that rains on this parade, so it may as well be me. I don’t understand why riding a certain distance exempts one from the Rules. To my mind it does no such thing. Even self-supported, these chaps stopped a… »