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Location: denmark


@sengelov's activity:

At some point, I reckon the idea may dawn on me that I’m not a climber. Eighty kilos and standing something just shy of two meters, I’m not clear on why climbing is what speaks to me most about Cycling; I’m certainly not built like a grimpeur. But there is no question about it; I love riding in the mountains. I only have to catch...

@sengelov's posts:

  1. Have any of you experienced DOMS after such a V-event? DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness .(You cant even descend three steps on a staircase because of excruciating pain in the guns, sort of cramps, but not like common charlie horse. Occurs 3-7 days aft… »

@steampunk dropped this beauty of a photo on us. Volumes being spoken here, none of which makes being a pro look so great. Thanks Steamy.VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. “Pasty white torso” was mentioned, and this came to my mind. -The tan lines are OK. »

Truth be told, how many of us can resist a photo of ourselves Looking Fantastic on the bike? How many of us can resist the temptation of taking our eyes off the road and stealing a glimpse of ourselves in a shop window as we pass by? Not me, but then again a strong case could be made for my being a narcissist and I freely admit that I love looking...

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  1. @windy rider OK, but stil a small Adrian: Humerus is the bone from your shoulder to the elbow »

Eight point V bar. From the moment I bought my first set of high quality road clinchers, I’ve ridden at that pressure. I started with that number because that’s the pressure the sidewall told me to pump them up to; I didn’t yet understand much about balancing the benefits of high and low pressures to optimize comfort and friction;...

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  1. 700 x 25C front and back, 7 bar each. MUST pump and check before EVERY ride, -my OCD. 7×10=70, yes I actually weigh 70 kg, never thought about that. Hope I will not need to increase tube pressure after X-mas. »

Economics, in its most simple form, follows the Conservation of Mass as defined in physics. Basically, everything goes according to plan so long as outflow is less than or equal to inflow. Failing that, the balance is upset and things start getting complicated. Before long, the calculus starts revolving around “imaginary numbers” (like...

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  1. Nice guns ! »

It seemed so easy, when I was young, to decide who to love and who to hate. These days, life is a complicated web of heroic deeds and dark shadows. As we get older, it appears our heroes and villains get mixed up.Fortunately for us, Cycling is about much more than bike racing. It is about loving the machine, submitting ourselves to the cathedral ...

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  1. When cleaning your bike…-is it OK to wear gloves? I am a doctor, and I cannot meet patients in the outpatient clinic the following day with ANY black stains on my hands, hope you understand that. So I actually use the finest surgical gloves when cleanin… »

The EPO Era threw up some surprise World Champions from the early ’90s to the mid ’00s. Riders juiced to the gills meant that the rainbow jumper could go to anyone who not only had the form on the bike, but their program sorted and the luck on the day. You could throw a dart at the start list and wherever it stuck, you’d be a pret...

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  1. @frank Agree, and the national jersey is Danish ! Our weather conditions breeds Rule #9-riders »

In our privileged stables of bikes, it ranks towards the bottom of the heap as Bike #2 or lower, but the Rain Bike is no slouch. This is, after all, the bike we rely on in bad weather, trusting it to carry us safely through what typically amounts to the most dangerous conditions we ride in. Provided you ride year-round, you likely ride this machin...

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  1. I live in Denmark, –a LOT of rain like Seattle. I use an APP called cyclometer on my iPhone, wrap it in a small plastic bag and carry it in my back pocket. NO problems with my phone, and very very accurate ride measurements. Rest is up to me, -the V! »

When it comes to weight and body dysmorphia, we cyclists can go toe-to-toe with any thirteen year old tween who has done their time flipping through the pages of Vogue and Sixteen. However fit and thin we might be, at some point it dawns on us that we’re not as light as we could be. The obvious solution is to buy lighter parts for our bikes,...

@sengelov's posts:

  1. Unofficial rule: It is not allowed to critizie “der Jan” under any circumstances, this applies to gear, style, countryship, –and weight »