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Tempo means time in Italian. Riding tempo means riding steadily, like a metronome. It is an important skill to have and since it’s Italian, it sounds cool. What it does not mean is riding at a constant speed, half-wheeling or killing it at the front. Riding at a constant speed is like having cruise control on in a car; the car seems to accelerate...

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  1. I’m actually speechless.  The first paragraph is just poetry. chapeau »

Although he was already an active community member, I began my friendship with Dan Richter in early 2012 after he reached out to me regarding some wheels he wanted us to take along on Keepers Tour: Cobbled Classics 2012. At the time, he was an amateur wheel builder making some money on the side selling his wheels on eBay. Like many of us in this co...

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  1. class acts on both ends.  Mr. Specialized has contracted lawyers to protect his company’s IP.  They got a bit carried away, and he called them off and apologized.  A bit awkwardly, but if you’ve ever had to eat crow, it does not go down easy. »

Il Lombardia, this is the race of the fallen leaves. This fall classic is a beautiful race in a beautiful region of Italy. The arduous route may change year to year but what does not change is the Italian need to win this thing. There is some national pride at stake here after the Italian men finished off the podium in Firenze. Bergamo to Lecco, 24...

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  1. my guesses.  need to register for this here, sometime VSP PICKS: 1. gilbert 2. rodriguez 3. sagan 4. quintana 5. valvedre »

Since it appears that the descents are where the action is in this year’s Tour de France, we thought we’d forgo our usual Mountain-Top Finish for the Stage VSP and instead go for what I’m guessing might be a real cracker of a stage into Le Grand Bornand. In 2009, the Schleck Tandem hadn’t yet discovered their collective dra...

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  1. Late to the party. “the hardest climbs in the Alps: the Glandon and the Madeleine.” Indeed, riding up the Glandon after the Madeline was the toughest thing I ever did on a bike. »

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. Froome 2. Contador 3. Evans 4. Tejay van Garderen 5. Richie Porte »