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Stupidity is a powerful force never to be underestimated. Geese are a good example; a more stupid vertebrate one would be most challenged to come across yet should you wander into a flock of them pecking about peacefully in a field, one is likely to erupt from its grazing to grab a billful of your ass and commence beating you savagely with it...

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  1. @frank Steve Martin would agree. »

  2. A big asset to our Saturday morning gruppo route is that we consider all input and have steadily eliminated highways before any dangerous issues emerged. By trial and error we keep uncovering better roads with hardly any traffic — and usually that means … »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. @piwakawaka This. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. 40 percent off Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts »

@Bianchi_Bob sent his article in just this week. Its sense of urgency required it to be published NOW. We all need reminding to live in the moment; here is a good reminder. Thanks Bianchi Bob. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. @Bianchi_Bob Awesome girl! »

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...

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  1. @Teocalli My own superstition compels me to always look for Italian threads. »

  2. @Teocalli Columbus or Dedacciai ?? »

  3. @Teocalli Currently seeking out a reputable frame set from the 60s. What are the classics from the 60s ?? »

Brett’s fine Nick Cave article got me thinking about music and cycling. We spend lots of time alone on our bikes. The bike is on autopilot, it stays upright from second to second, freeing up our brains to consider anything or nothing. Music might be the only riding companion we have but it has to be the right music. Being as Pro as possible is...

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  1. Ramping up on Rush before this perfect group ride on this perfect evening. And the kids here are getting a good dose of Rush as well. »

Summer is a time for getting fat. Winter is a time for getting fat as well, but in a different way; in Winter we get fat on meals of meat and potatoes covered in sauces made of meat and potatoes. In Summer, on the other hand, our minds get fat: we get nice tans, we tone our muscles, long days see us riding at any hour of the day that suits us. W...

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  1. Eager for the difficult cold. It’s good because it doesn’t pretend to be nice, just cold. And time slows down too. »

There was never any question in my mind that tubulars are more romantic than clinchers, and as a Velominatus I was always convinced that the additional time and care that goes into gluing on a set of tires would make you feel just that much more connected to your bike and the history of the sport itself. I was skeptical, however, that tubs would ri...

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  1. @Nate LTZ II and 30.00 add to cart. Been riding black version and white version. No closure at the wrist which is my preference. »

  2. @frank These might grow on you — no padding, just glove. »

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...

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  1. @frank [ The Emperor voice ] “Good, I can feel your awesomeness. Your bars are defenseless. Change your hoods to white. White them down with all of your power and your journey towards the Light side will be complete!” »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. @Deakus Unusual with the typo makes it read: “both Trek and our GM Luca Guercilena were all exited when I told them about my idea.” Exited. »

  2. @GogglesPizano Quintana may as well been thrown under a bus too ?? Many Velominati here have lost their minds. »

I hesitate to file this in the Guest Article category. It would be better filed under fellow un-rewarded pirate cycling-site writer, if we had such a file. @winnipegcyclechick does all of her site’s writing, her graphics are usually hers and much too funny. Frankly, she makes me sick. And, AND, she can make the jokes we can’t make lest...

@Vin'cenza's posts:

  1. @frank WTF meaning “wherever the fuck” is a good place to go on a bike. Ended up riding way down a gravel road to cross a pebble bed creek and then way up the other side. Coming off the gravel, made the mistake of unweighting the rear wheel and spun ou… »

  2. Good one Andrea! »

First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. VOS Marianne 2. RIABCHENKO Tetyana 3. LUPERINI Fabiana 4. JOHANSSON Emma 5. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa »

Most great ideas in life are accompanied by an unforeseen consequence of equal or greater magnitude. For instance, no one predicted that the Industrial Revolution would pollute our air and set off climate change on a global scale. Similarly, no one realized that when placing unfathomable computing power in the palm of our hands in the form of smart...

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  1. I was a better climber on 172.5mm cranks but then became a better killer at 177.5mm. And finally to dispel my “unknowns” went to 175mm. »

  2. @pneaumme You’re done now — right ?? I for one need to figure positioning out on my own; change saddles on my decision; compare bars and drops as I want; go as far with stem length and angle as need be; alter crank arm length to feel for myself. And purp… »

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...

@Vin'cenza's posts:

  1. With a spirit of experimentation, testing the drivetrain while testing myself has been working good. This all caught my attention recently and needed to credit the good bike. »

After a night of sinning, the body must be cleansed. -The Prophet, Eddy Merckx After a week away in Atlanta for business, I feel thick and heavy. These trips away are killers; the shift in time zones means the already-too long work day is extended by a further three hours. I try my best to watch my diet, but in a town like Atlanta where even sush...

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  1. Committed to an 8-week cleansing series that requires riding each Sunday 50 miler recovery on an empty stomach. [ Grand Moff Tarkin voice ] “This had better work.” »

  2. Good. »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

@Vin'cenza's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. QUINTANA Nairo 2. CONTADOR Alberto 3. URAN Rigoberto 4. VALVERDE Alejandro 5. FROOME Christopher »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. QUINTANA Nairo 2. CONTADOR Alberto 3. VALVERDE Alejandro 4. FROOME Christopher 5. RODRíGUEZ Joaquim »