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I’m not sure where this ride falls on the graph of fitness but down towards the bottom, somewhere.There can be a point in every rider’s season where each ride ends the same. FFS, I suck. The unabridged volume of self-loathing is reviewed, cogent chapters reread, aloud, in the bathroom. I’m Too Fat To Climb is a chapter I like to q...

@justindcady's posts:

  1. Very familiar with that “FFS, I suck” moment. It was about 2 years ago when I’d decided I would pick up cycling again after a 9 year hiatus. After I graduated HS, through college, and a few years into my current career, I got back into it. Got the ’87 Can… »

This article started off as a Reverence for the Camelbak Podium, and might still be, who knows, it’s late and my mind is scrambled. As often happens when searching for a suitable image for an article, tangents often appear from nowhere and derail the original train of thought. Soon one finds oneself careening out of control towards the only...

@justindcady's posts:

  1. @freddy Bidonkadonk? »

  2. There’s something that just doesn’t sit right with me when I see a “cyclist” with a c’back. Am I too “pro-traditional”?  Who knows. Even in the middle of summer here in central Florida, two bidons have been sufficiant for all riding to date. To me, the… »

It never gets easier, you just go faster. - Greg LeMond Rule #5 looms above the other Rules in terms of sheer relevance to Cycling; it is the fundamental building block upon which this sport is built. The Five is what drives us, it is the force that springs from a well that flows deep within each of us. It must be discovered, and then we learn...

@justindcady's posts:

  1. @Fozzy Osbourne Likewise, they’ll know when *you* have out your time in the pain cave. It’s satisfying as hell to show up to the group ride after missing a month or two (due to various pieces of life), and simply kick some proper ass. That’s when all of t… »

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. @therealpeel Countless hours and rides resulting in something hurting either later that day, or the following day.  Once the endless fiddling with various things got in the sweet spot, magically all of those after-ride issues started going away (or becomi… »

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...

@justindcady's posts:

  1. I’m definitely a subscriber to this. Between family obligations and work, I’ll often be lucky to get in two stints on the bike in a week. With that said, I try to make them count. Mid-week evening workout in the torture chamber courtesy of The Sufferfest,… »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

@justindcady's posts:

  1. @freddy I see what you did there…  Touche… »

If @steampunk can’t take much credit here I guess we can’t take any. We can take pleasure is seeing someone’s kid hauling ass on a bike, a Velominatus spawn, even better. We all came to cycling by different paths, seemingly few by our parents. It is impossible to outguess one’s children; they are clever little bastards. Hop...

@justindcady's posts:

  1. First time posting….  Excellent article. This is very similar to how I started riding. I knew my dad rode…but somewhere around the age of 14 I thought, “Hmm…this looks like fun.”  I’ve been riding ever since (not counting a 10 year hiatus due to col… »