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The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Chris Froome 2. Tejay Van Garderen 3. Richie Porte 4. Joaquim Rodriguez 5. Alberto Contador »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Chris Froome 2. Tejay Van Garderen 3. Richie Porte 4. Joaqim Rodriguez 5. Alberto Contador »

Every once in a while, you stumble across a quote that changes your outlook on how you approach life. Of course, this requires that one does a good deal of “reading”, which is a problem for me, as reading anything that isn’t Cycling-related feels the same as doing “work”. I do the odd bit of it nevertheless, and in a r...

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  1. On Christmas List! »

Addiction is typically defined as a bad thing. Addiction to drugs, to alcohol, sex or even work is usually portrayed as a condition to be battled, to overcome. The same sources may recommend a strict regime of regular exercise and healthy living as the perfect antidote to the bad addictions that befall an overwhelming majority of the general popul...

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  1. Interesting article. I’m trying my damnedest to get addicted to cycling. Catch 22 though. If I ditch work I won’t have any money to buy cycling gear but work gets in the way of using the cycling gear. I suppose I can take crack AND go to work… »

We’re heaping coals on the Giro frenzy that’s burning in all corners of the Cycling world by issuing the second installment of the monthly BigRingRiding Sur la Plaque series while at the same time kicking off the Six Days of the Giro series where we’ll post six articles on the subject of this, the best Grand Tour of the year. Y...

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  1. I shave by scraping a brick down my legs until all the hair is gone or I can’t see any hair for the blood. Rather than use some fancy smelly ointment to sooth the shave I just get my wolf to bite me in the face to take my mind off it. Once I’m done I ride… »

Baxter Aftershave is one of the most important cremes I have in my arsenal, aside from the testosterone rub, the alcohol swabs I use before injecting my EPO, and Butt Butter or whatever my chamois creme is called. At $15 a pop, it’s not particularly cheap, but the addition of moisturizers and antiseptic keep irritation at a minimum.Not only...

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  1. I shave by scraping a brick down my legs until all the hair is gone or I can’t see any hair for the blood. Rather than use some fancy smelly ointment to sooth the shave I just get my wolf to bite me in the face to take my mind off it. Once I’m done I ride… »

The Prophet was very clear on how best to ride an individual Time Trial; start as fast as possible and finish as fast as possible. As for the middle, his advice was to ride that as fast as possible.The same can be said of climbing; as we covered in Part I and Part II of the Sur La Plaque series, the key to climbing well is to hit the bottom as ha...

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  1. Doped up to their eyeballs. If they’d had drugs to raise the level of their eyeballs they’d have taken those as well! »