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  1. I’m on holidays in France. 9.00am 2-4 hour ride in the Ardeche countryside. 1.00pm lunch and a bit of a lie down. 3.00pm TV goes on. 3.01pm Beer opened (mixed 6 pack of Belgian beers for €6.50 from the supermarché). Three perfect weeks. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson 2. Vos 3. Abbott 4. Pooley 5. Borghini »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Nibali 4. Valverde 5. van Garderen »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Costa 2. Mollema 3. Kreuziger 4. Pinot 5. Frank »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. @Fausto Crapiz Don’t worry. There are rules for your flesh and blood actual body to follow, like wearing black shorts and having a rule compliant bike, and there are rules that only your V-avatar can comply with. I like to ride up Monte Zoncolan in the… »

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  1. @frank I’m surprized that you even use the saddle when climbing. »

The divisive nature of Rule #29 is not to be underestimated. It is but a humble satchel, but our rejection of its use sends people completely out of their minds. One fine gentleman even threatened my editor at Cyclist Magazine with cancellation of his subscription on the basis that they published an article wherein I espoused the virtues of goin...

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  1. @Gianni Yeah, like I said 35 posts ago. »

  2. @Geraint +1. Its ugly. »

  3. @Cogfather In the latest Velo News Technical FAQ Zinn says that for road tubeless he recommends tubeless-specific rims. The consequences of catasprophic failure could be very serious and there have been a couple of incicents lately of tubeless tyres bl… »

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. My new handmade wheels are on their way from NZ. Pacenti SL23s laced to White Industries hubs with DT aerolite spokes. The maker recommends low tyre pressures with wide rims – 18mm internal. So with 25mm tyres his chart says only 65psi front and 70 rear (… »

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  1. I worked my way through Tom Danielson’s “Core Advantage… “. Now I do one of his routines or a variation 2-3 times a week. No more back pain for me, I feel stronger on the bike, more conscious of my posture and generally more “solid”. Good for riding, go… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Pozzovivo 2. Rodriguez 3. Martin 4. Qunitana 5. Evans »

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  1. Surely one of the great things about riding a bike is finding some nice scenery, chilling out and absorbing the ambience. For recovery rides I head to the coast, soft pedal and enjoy the air and the view. I couldn’t care less about what other cyclists are… »

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  1. It is very important not to aspirate any water. Something I learnt as an actor is to always breathe in before taking a drink on stage. Its really bad to choke on water when you have a line to deliver especially if you want to stay in character. Anyway, it… »

@geoffrey's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Daniel Martin 3. Valverde 4. Gerrans 5. Niboli »

@geoffrey's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Moreno 2. Gilbert 3. Barguil 4. Valverde 5. Kwiatowski »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Van Dijk 4. Stevens 5. Borghini »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gerrans 2. Kwiatowski 3. Valverde 4. Niboli 5. Kreuziger »

@geoffrey's posts:

  1. @ChrisO I put 20 minutes into the calculator. The usual number for FTP calcs. I put in a few different weights for the rider from 50 to 100 kgs hence the 5-6 range. »

  2. @frank Who said anything about big-big and small-small? I’m talking about small-big! 39/23 will get you up a hill at 20 kph at 90 rpm. On a 7% grade that is something like 5-6 watts/kilo (according to an online calculator that may or may not be accura… »

  3. I think compact bars make sense if you already have a decent position on the hoods, ie not too Sit Up and Beg. As for the “big ring” willy waving, you should be in the gear that gets up the hill in the best way. You might want to stress the cv system by s… »

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  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Cancellara 3. Phinney 4. Kristoff 5. Stybar »

@geoffrey's posts:

  1. @Mike Stead (@tweetymike) +1 I thought it was just me! I found that after a rew seconds the lever gives a reasuring click meaning it is safe to remove the finger. + »

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  1. Regarding the “cliche joke”, my usual riding partner is my VMH and I’m hapy to report that I do spend a considerable proportion of any given ride staring at her arse. »