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  1. Kinda like Axel M, no? »

With the writing of our first book supposedly well underway (but in reality being discussed ad-nauseum in the Boardroom rather than actually committed to text), The Rules have at least been getting some form of attention from The Keepers. When deciding which Rules each of us were to curate, no-one really had much idea what exactly was in there; ask...

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  1. Two comments: First, my rain bike has a cage on the downtube and one on the handlebars, a situation unlikely to change because I like this setup. Second, I agree with many other commentators that long rides in warm conditions require more water than two b… »

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  1. Nice! Whenever I ride on gravel it makes me appreciate the tarmac even more. By the way, is that a camelback strapped to your torso? I make no rule judgment here; just curious. »

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  1. Silca frame pump w/ campy head. »

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  1. Amen brother. And get yourself a pair of shoe-dryers; MUCH better than newspaper. An essential piece of gear for riding in the rainy northwest. »

@nate’s take: When @sgt announced the California Cogal I knew a road trip was in my future. Unable to make it for both days for velominatus paterfamilias reasons, the first question was which day. Solvang is a bit closer to the Bay Area but the temptation of a Big Climb was too much and I decided to do Saturday in Santa Barbara. The week ahea...

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  1. Brian is indeed an allegorical character. He appears occasionally on my rides here in northwest Oregon/southwest Washington, usually on a hill, and often on a Schwinn. »

Some years ago, Issue 12 of Rouleur reawakened an obsession in me, one with a peculiar nature to it that only bicycle parts can invoke. For as long as I can remember, Royce hubs have seemed like the ultimate bicycle component: painstakingly hand-crafted to the tightest tolerances for error in the industry. With a reputation for indestructibi...

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  1. Holy crap those are purty! Did you lace ‘em up yourself? »

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  1. Report from the fat old man grupetto: Thanks frank and mcsqueak for pulling me across the I-205 bridge. I made it to Sandy in time for a late lunch. Also added some extra miles when I somehow got off-course near Corbet. All-in-all a great route, with sav… »

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  1. Great post Frank; made me appreciate that the vast majority of my riding is on relatively quiet rural roads. Of course, I tend to blot out memories of white-knuckle rides on busy highways. »

@co-mo's posts:

  1. Bar-end shifters and short shorts: two of the worst innovations in cycling. »

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  1. The west maui loop is awesome ++. The high point of my every-other-year trip to Maui. That steep hill is called THE WALL by the wags at the bike shop in Lahina where I rented my ride. »

@co-mo's posts:

  1. I have downtube shifters on my rain bike; it always takes a couple of rides in the fall before I re-train myself in their use. Ah, the smooth double shift; the holy grail of downtube shifters. I don’t bother attempting it anymore because, well, I have t… »