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Once I was an Athlete...

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Even though in today’s mountain bike world the bikes are better, the clothing more appropriate, and there are more trails to ride, there’s no denying the early 90s were the Golden Age of Mountain Biking. Just look at these fellas, and tell me I’m wrong.Tomac knew what was up. You don’t get such a badass Rainbow Jersey by ac...

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  1. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….  Complete article from the UCI MTB Worlds 1991, Lucca Di Bagna.  Albert Itens skinsuite was a definite highlight.. Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »

That is the question. Are carbon wheels a viable option for everyday riding? Should carbon wheels be your go-to wheels rather than your just-for-racing wheels? I don’t really race and I don’t own any carbon wheels and I wonder. Granted, every professional is and has been on carbon wheels for many years so it’s easy to think we sho...

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  1. Hi there, these are my bombproof favorites! Rims: Zipp 303, cross version, 24 spokes front and rear Tires: Vittoria Pave EVO CG Tire, tubular, 24mm Pads: SwissStop, Yellow King (carbon specific) The cross version of the 303 are super durable and the inc… »

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  1. And here is the hell part.. »

  2. Two very personal takes on bike riding 2012, heaven and hell… Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »

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  1. Perhaps not the right thread, but as the title for this thread says “new rider” I came to think of an article I just read about an “old rider” who can’t stop racing… http://road.cc/content/news/52765-french-cyclist-breaks-age-group-record-hour-100-ye… »

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  1. Nice write-up! Also, sort of comforting that it’s not only my Mrs that lacks appreciation :) »

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  1. As for Ride like a Girl, how’s this for inspiration? This is swedish pro and olympic medalist Emma Johansson five days after surgery, back on the rollers! She was hit, head on, by a car while training and broke both collarbones, cracked her helmet in hal… »

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  1. I have never called myself stylish I have never called myself cool I have never called myself fashionable That all changed today, December 1:st in the year of the Merckx 2011, when a V-Kit magically arrived at my doorstep At first, thoughts of fear str… »

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  1. @DerHoggz I use RoadRacer MkII’s Works lika a charm, and doesn’t look like ass! http://www.crudproducts.com/products/roadracer/ »

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  1. Ouch!! My worst spill was on an MTB. On a steep decent I heard some unknown mechanical noise from my rear wheel, quickly turned my head to see if a twig or something was stuck in the mech. Just as I turned my head a wasp hit my cheek and got stuck on the … »

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  1. @frank Great words! Once I was an athlete (as the saying goes) and I sadly miss those few days as an active when there simply was no stop. When you could do your ordinary hill climb intervals in gears that you on an ordinary day just couldn’t manage and… »

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  1. Ah.. Just received confirmation from PayPal on my order for a V-Kit :) Now just the sweet anticipation of the delivery of the kit, surprise and delight , as the saying goes. Cheers, Patrick »

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  1. @nate / @steampunk Googled both and they are now entered in my ToVisit.kml Note on hydration also considerd :) Cheers guys, Patrick »

  2. @frank Super, much appreciated! I’m looking for a new bike but I don’t mind drooling over some Vintage stuff. Cheers, Patrick@Nate Thanks, precisely the type of advice I’m looking for, should be no problem to go there on a weekend. Cheers, Patrick »

  3. Hi All, first post here, sorry if it’s the wrong section or so :) Good bike shop in the Bay Area? I live in Sweden but I will do some work in the SF Bay Area soon (say Palo Alto to San Jose) and I’m planning of buying a new road bike to use over there. … »