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  1. Great ride, and great inspiration for riding beyond the home town loops! Thank you for sharing us those moments! BTW: Good choice of music! »

When you’re a kid, riding with your hands off the bars is something done for thrills, for style, and to impress chicks. As an older, wiser Velominatus, it can be a handy maneuvre to aid removing or donning extra clothing, taking a feed from your pockets, and to impress women (because that’s how adults refer to chicks). Get it right and...

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  1. Far away of being a pro riding no hands I also made the experience, that some bikes work better for that task then others. On most bikes it works okay for me but not on my SLC01 for whatever reason. So with this one I try to do the task one handed, and if… »

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. Maybe Rule #17 should be extended for Event/Finisher jerseys: Don’t wear any Event/Finisher jerseys during another race. Wear those jerseys just when you really have participated AND finished them! »

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  1. When I climbed the Bieler Höhe in Austria this year I was in the 8-9kph section, which was as slow to invite flies to sit on my handlebar! »

@kraton77's posts:

  1. Thanks for the article! Myself is in a pretty comfortable position, even married to a non-cyclist! So far I was always able to get approvals for all new bikes and parts! But there is a nice story to tell: Last fall I was thinking about a Cyclocross mach… »

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  1. Thanks for the article. Commuting very early at the day means for me to use lights on my bike almost all over the year. For sure in the summer some flashlights are enough. But as soon the nights are longer I am in the need of “a full set” of light. Afte… »

@kraton77's posts:

  1. well, had the same problem es well several years ago: for almost a year I could do everything and nothing happened with my weight. then I was thinking not just about the “how many” (sport & food) but also about the “when”. maybe that can help!? but i… »