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If you’ve been paying close attention to my posts on other Keeper articles lately perhaps you’ve noticed my stable has been in a state of flux.  It all started when Frank texted me a pic of a pair of used demo 404′s at his LBS for sale.  Well no, that’s not true.  It really started 10 years ago when I lived in Bellingham...

@blake's posts:

  1. @G’rilla I was referring to 650b, not 26. 26 inch equipment is still widely available, though I did have trouble finding even a single 26 inch tube at a (big) XC race last year (just upgraded from the 26 inch HT I learned Rule #5 on). The 26 is certain… »

  2. @RedRanger Yes, if I was getting a ht, the niner would be at the top of the list. The rigid model is straight hawt. @G’rilla I’ve never ridden one, but I’ve noticed it’s not easy to find tires/tubes in bike shops, so be prepared to take Rule #83 to ano… »

  3. @frank I know this is old, but to add my two cents: My experience is that the 29er rolls much faster and keeps rolling longer than a 26. The 26 on the other hand is more agile (almost twitchy compared to the 29), but feels like it bogs down with every b… »

Pity our cyclist, it’s Saturday and he won’t shave his face, it might sap his strength but he has to shave his legs or he won’t look serious. He certainly can’t have sex, more strength stealing there, and kissing his wife, whoa, slow down, that could spread some germs. He doesn’t want to get sick so going to that birth...

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  1. @frank Initially, I was with @imakecircles, butafter running the numbers I’m not so sure. If we assume the 62 and 72 kg cyclists have identical power to weight ratios without bikes (i arbitrarily choose 6.13 W/kg), then add the dead weight of bikes de… »

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  1. I just stumbled into a slightly used 2013 Epic Expert Evo-R for $3,200…  There was absolutely no chance for me to shell out the $6,500 for the new version anytime soon. All I can say is A-Merckx!  Apparently he loves mountain biking too. »

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  1. Somehow I threw away my fifth pick just for fun (Phinney), lost two picks to colds, and I’m leading the VSP at the rest day.  40% right ain’t bad huh? »

  2. Just my second VSP entry.  Fortunately I have experience rolling dice and flipping coins, so I should be among the favorites. VSP PICKS: 1. nibbles 2. Good Cadel 3. Wiggo 4. Ryder 5. Phinney »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Tejay 2. Froom 3. Twiggo 4. Nibbles 5. Cadel »

@blake's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Evans 3. Van de velde 4. Grimpelder 5. Sanchez »