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“My dear, Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover. ~ Falsely yours” ― Charles BukowskiIt&#...

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  1. Brett I hear you.  I stopped riding for awhile and put on an impressive amount of weight.  Every year the tour would come along and I would talk about getting back on the bike.  Long story short – after an angiogram and quadruple by-pass surgery I’m final… »

What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

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  1. @sthilzy Looks like the cafe just round the corner.  I think I know the arse crack guy on the right. »

  2. I resemble that remark!  Great blog I cacked myself stupid….. but then, strewth, I’m only an OFIL mate. »

Riding a bicycle involves much more than just pushing the pedals around in a perfect sweep of muscular elegance while Looking Fantastic at all times. There are all sorts of soft skills involved like learning to shift properly, learning to corner properly, learning to crash properly, learning to criticize a fellow rider’s puncture-repair te...

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  1. Frank, fantastic photo! Where do you find them?  But casually deliberate it ain’t unless you mean in the same manner that Borat goes wandering the beach in his mankini.  Actually are you sure that’s not Borat and he’s making a new movie about being a prof… »

Physics tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The conservation law extend beyond the physical world and into mystical where the V and Anti-V are also in a constant fight for balance. The Ancients on Mount Velomis understood this well, and taught that the Anti-V expresses itself within the universe as two princi...

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  1. Frank, A timely article.  The weather here in Melbourne (Aust) is crap this evening and with the bucketing rain I ran foul of those lovely white lines at the side of the road.  Hit the deck and laid the bike on the pavement!  The damage all seems pretty s… »

We recently lost our beloved Great Dane, Kirki, who we nicknamed Beene for reasons that elude logic. She was a good dog, more sweet than clever. A sad side effect of big dog breeds and their short lives is that it wasn’t until nearly the end of her life that she made certain key discoveries about the world. Such as that weighing nearly 65 kil...

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  1. Any thoughts about the handy app version of the rules for those quick consultations out on the road?  You know, when phone reception is shit but you really need to check that rule that’s playing over and over in your head beating a cadence grinding up a h… »

@prowrench is throwing down the greasy gauntlet. There is truth in his words. We already understand the gap between the professional cyclist and us civilians extends somewhere over the horizon. We can ride the bikes, wear nice kit and ride the race routes but that’s about as close as we can get. No one is paying us to ride. We are not Pros. B...

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  1. prowrench your one brave wrench monkey.  I like your brashness and you write a pretty good bit of prose.  Unfortunately I agree with you almost 100% but your missing one of the greatest things that drive the amateur like my self to defy you.  I love my bi… »

This is possibly the most offensive piece of gear I have encountered on a bike. Do you really need a little orange wand to tell you what gear you’re in? There is only one gear to be in: the hardest one at which you can still make the pedals go around in something resembling a circle.These goofy little things were found on the bike I rented la...

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  1. While totally agreeing with the stupidity of even thinking to need a gear indicator (something only for automatic cars) you young-uns will have to watch out and remember one day you’ll have to start trading back down from the top of the line spec’d carbon… »

June 20th, 2013, to paraphrase FDR; a date that shall live in infamy. The Queen is in deep seclusion. Today is Scepter’s official release date for The Rules. Yes, despite people already sneaking it out of England’s bookstores, today really is the day. And as part of the EU, hopefully the book is available across the Commoneweatlth. Edd...

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  1. IT just arrived in the mail!  Fantastic hardcover, feels great and perfect timing to help me fill those lost hours between the end of one stage and the start of the next.  Thanks to the keepers for all the hard work to put this into print after all comput… »