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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...

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  1. @BatDan This man has just won the internet »

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  1. @anotherdownunder Ah, cool! I’m in A Grade, so you would have missed me. Roller Coaster was awesome! Get into it!  Its great fun! »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

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  1. Lizzie Williams finished 12th. Amazing result considering not 4 months ago she was racing domestically here in Aus. Had the great pleasure of racing with her in summer crits here in Melbourne. Classy rider with an amazing future. »

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  1. @anotherdownunder So, did you make it? Awesome, awesome parcours. So exciting to have a purpose built CX venue in Melbourne! »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Bronzini 2. Lizzie Williams 3. Lizzie Armistead 4. Emma Johansson 5. Kirsten Wild »

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  1. @Ron You’re pretty much describing this entire interwebs thing… »

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  1. @Mikael Liddy @Barracuda @ChrisO Looking at the footage, it appears that Rabo-Liv are sailing pretty close to the wind with regard to the rules. They are utterly fucked in the sportsmanship stakes. I’ve lost all respect for those 3 athletes, including… »

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  1. @anotherdownunder It’s a Specialized Crux. Aluminium from 2012 (I think…) Depending on how keen you are to spend money, of course, regarding your new bike. I think you want the lightest bike you can manage.  If you can afford carbon, do that.  If yo… »

  2. @anotherdownunder Something a bit like this… Also, FWIW, there is a new 4 race CX race series announced at Essendon Fields called Fields of Joy. First race on 27 June.  No excuses now… »

  3. Had the great pleasure (well, sorta-in as much as you can experience pleasure in an hour long anaerobic effort) of racing De Snor last week at the National CX Series races in Melbourne. Awesome winter weather. Have a look at the video attached http://w… »

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  1. @Marcus Ah, a nuanced and well supported argument that reconciles both sides. Thanks »

  2. @G’phant @Mikael Liddy @Marcus @ChrisO @brett So, are we going to form a lynch mob? »

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. @Fausto Crapiz Don’t think it’s a rule yet but: There is always someone faster than you. »

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  1. @piwakawaka Gents.  Still not buying it. If that were the case, Armstrong would have won 9 TdF’s and Contador would have won several more. We know that there are several confirmed ex dopers in the peleton at the moment and they certainly aren’t a leve… »

  2. @brett So, ok. But now? Right now? Is he doping right now? I don’t know my arse from my elbow when it comes to Rogers prehistory about his alleged doping. You would appear to know otherwise. I’m a pretty naive kinda fella. Do you think he’d be doping… »

  3. @minion @brett So, Rogers:  Do you reckon he’s doping now? What exactly are you basing your “Fuck Rogers” polemic on? »

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  1. Also, my children upon the completion of the carport incident heard the use of the word fuck in a sentence about 12 times. A new record for me. »

  2. Youse guys are hilarious. Bikes sometimes are transported on the roofs of vehicles.  Get over it. It’s not a measure of character if one does it or not. That being said, I have roof racks to carry my multiple bikes.  I know that it’s inevitable that suc… »

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  1. @Mikael Liddy The plot thickens.  Translation of the Moto driver with the red flag below.. »

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  1. FWIW, right hand, thumb forward pointing down, fingers in line with direction of travel, pointing down. Grasp bidon, bend elbow to bring bidon to mouth; Drink. Repeat in reverse. Minimal movement. No bidon movement or re-grasping. No chance of droppin… »

  2. @minion Bingo. »

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  1. @frank I believe that the oval ring actually does change the effective gear, making it larger at the apogee of the ellipse. I’m sure that this is covered off by someone else previously but the thinking is that that largest effective gear is pushed whe… »

  2.   Hi @Frank Ok, I’ve seen you state your theory about high cadence being a result of the blood doping era quite a few times now and, with respect, it grates every time. Developing leg speed as a training is something that has been around for long befo… »

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. @VeloSix I always mount my roof racks this way. Two significant reasons; 1. Bugs and road debris hit the rear trye and back of the seatpost predominantly. Not the front of the bike. Ergo you have a relative clean bike to ride without squashed insects t… »

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  1. You’re welcome. »