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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...

@piers.fraser's posts:

  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… »