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Recovering from a broken back. You should see the other guy.

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  1. I was in a 40 minute breakaway last year.  I gave up 2x a lap after 20 minutes.  Each time I pushed myself to get back on. I wasn’t going to do the walk of shame. I finished 2nd. If you do the math, I quit about 10x. It never got any easier though. »

Pity our cyclist, it’s Saturday and he won’t shave his face, it might sap his strength but he has to shave his legs or he won’t look serious. He certainly can’t have sex, more strength stealing there, and kissing his wife, whoa, slow down, that could spread some germs. He doesn’t want to get sick so going to that birth...

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  1. @zeitzmar This is merely the difference between corticosteroids and oxygen vector doping. »

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  1. I forgot about this conversation for a while but apparently you guys still think that my bouldering will give me too much muscle mass.  I challenge any of you to an shirts-off muscle comparison and I’m willing to bet I win (or lose depending on which way … »

  2. @scaler911 Yes, PDX and PIR.  You’ll find me there most Mondays and some Tuesdays.  You’ll find me at The Circuit in NE on Tuesdays and Fridays. »

  3. Interesting thing going on here. I too race and rock climb (mostly boulder at the gym).  As a matter of fact, I probably do too much of both although my climbing is limited to 2x a week at the gym right now.  It seems not too uncommon either, while ridin… »

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  1. Look Frank, overly large calves are bad form too (although impressive).  Calf size has to be just the right amount of stupid. »

If I spent half a summer riding with one hand on the tops and one on the hoods, I spent the other half riding with each hand deliberately gripping the hoods differently. As any young Cyclist growing up in the United States in the late 80s, I had a major thing for Greg LeMond.I imagined Greg to be the perfect Cyclist, as youth often does of their...

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  1. Interesting bit of trivia. When talking to my friend who has been fitting riders/racers for years and now teaches fitting, he noted that if anyone puts their hands on the brake hoods any differently than just hooking the thumbs over them with the fingers… »

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  1. This is me winning a race in October 1984.  Somewhere near Wheeling WV. I just found it and scanned it a few days ago.  It was shot with a point and shoot on film, I think by my sister.  I was 16 years old.  One of the benefits of having a father who was… »

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  1. I experimented with this extensively over the last year.  I basically pumped my tires up to 120 and then didn’t add air until I would occasionally feel the rim hit the ground on bumps.     Results: I did this for a year and have nothing to add to the conv… »

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. I meant to write “donned, doffed, and adjusted”.  Of course you leave your house fully clothed, I’m talking about any changes that need to be made mid-ride. »

  2. If it hasn’t been mentioned, I believe it should be taken into serious consideration, especially in light of some of the newer rules.  Actually I can’t believe it isn’t a rule already. I believe that all clothing and accessories, including glasses, helme… »

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  1. I think you guys aren’t thinking about this the right way.  Pump in the winter to keep me warm, chuck in the summer to keep me cool. I sewed myself a small bag out of some scrap Cordura, tube, chuck, 2 carts, park patch kit, tire lever (not for me, I use… »

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. Um you guys asleep? The UCI has a sock length rule now. This is just about the only rule that they have that makes any sense whatsoever. »

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  1. Does anyone else make rim tape? »

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  1. Schwinn Approved »

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  1. @wiscot Best explanation yet. »

  2. If you haven’t seen the video, just Google UC Davis pepper spray or something like that. Then move on to a Google images search. »

  3. No message, just spreading a meme. »

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  1. @frank For a man who can afford a Cervelo rain bike, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you can afford another Planet Bike light. Now I don’t mean to go on about it, but I had the red/white and I guess it’s on the smashed bike which the sheriff still ha… »

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. @itburns Give it a chance and try it out on fresh chip seal. The Clarence (sic) between the tire and the seat tube is gonna cause failures unless someone devises a scraper that fits in between the brake and the brake fastener bit (you attach the brake … »

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  1. @frank I can’t imagine needing more than that one Planet Bike light on the rear. I mean have you ever followed someone using one? »

  2. However looking at the photo, I think he was using it to signal the following heli. »

  3. @Steampunk You damn well need a light on the bike in the PNW on a rainy day. The light levels are very low. However I would go with the white/black version of that light instead of the red/white. It looks the same from behind but looks much better fro… »

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. @DerHoggz This is for people who hold the bottle inverted. »