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Brett’s fine Nick Cave article got me thinking about music and cycling. We spend lots of time alone on our bikes. The bike is on autopilot, it stays upright from second to second, freeing up our brains to consider anything or nothing. Music might be the only riding companion we have but it has to be the right music. Being as Pro as possible is...

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  1. @wiscot I think I did penance in full last night on my first attempt at the A ride — got dropped midway up a long grade after riding stupidly, but chased solo for 10 mi at 22mph – that’s really hard for this old too-fat-to-climb guy.  And no, I didn’t… »

  2. Now that Wiscot has given absolution… Latest in my brain came from seeing Jackson Browne in Sturgeon Bay WI (really!) back in July.  He’s connected with a music collaborative there and did a benefit for them as a warm up for his upcoming tour after jus… »

  3. @wiscot Acknowledged.  It was 25 years ago…  Is my sentence reduced for for good behavior since? »

  4. Ok, I’m going here — even though I will be totally exposed. Training rides in the late 80s — John Tesh.  Some of the soundtracks from the early CBS Tour coverage and his TDF album on a Sony Walkman in my jersey pocket.  Headclobbers, Road Made for Anim… »

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. @wiscot Fall would be wonderful — bookend the season with the Cheesehead Roubaix tête de la course and a fall cogal arrière du peloton. Now as to type of climbing, when one is the same weight as Magnus Bäckstedt (my now favorite commentator by far) b… »

  2. @wiscot Makes it a bit interesting to train  here for real climbing.  I’m headed out to Kent Eriksen’s Tour de Steamboat next month.  While I’ve ridden in CO, nothing this long (110 miles) combined with this kind of climbing (7,500 feet) … My framebu… »

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  1. @frank @frank If you’re serious about some editing help, email me.  Undergrad degree in journalism and I edited both my sons’ college essays (they hated the experience:)) »

The divisive nature of Rule #29 is not to be underestimated. It is but a humble satchel, but our rejection of its use sends people completely out of their minds. One fine gentleman even threatened my editor at Cyclist Magazine with cancellation of his subscription on the basis that they published an article wherein I espoused the virtues of goin...

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. @WMdeRosset +1 on both the Stans and the full sized frame pump.  Mine goes old school style along the NDS seatstay.  Solid placement, easy access.  Style points. The small bottle of Stans in the jersey pocket with valve core remover rubber banded to i… »

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  1. @wiscot I would love to know where those roads are so I can get on them!  Sorry we missed each other at the Cheesehead Roubaix, but I’m sure there will be other opportunities. Planned to celebrated my 60th yesterday with a 60 mile ride (60K would have … »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. @wiscot I hear you on the age and solo rides as I turn 60 next week and most of my rides are on my own.  No Dirk Hoffman sign this time, but folks with whom I was riding were talking about it from last year. »

  2. @wiscot Sorry we didn’t meet — I was looking around for V garments (although I myself have overspent my bike clothing allowance for the year and don’t own any yet).  I too headed out after the first group, so we probably rode together at some point in … »

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. @frank Peut-etre; I think Steve  and Andy would phrase it as “chasing the  cinghiale.” »

  2. @DeKerr It was fixed after this photo; first rev of build and I was eager to get it out to tune my position.  I LOVE THIS BIKE! mmmmm, bacon.  There is a Nueske company store about 90 minutes north of here in a little town named Wittenberg where they h… »

  3. And here I thought this was going to be about those of us riding Hampstens…. »

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. Wow, lots of great options.  Just read in a Dutch publications ion that the husband of the woman in the Johan VS accident want shine to race and to dedicate a win to his wife in her coma.  He’ll be riding with a lot of heart So I put him on the podium – a… »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@teleguy57's posts:

  1. @Mark1 Very nice looking wheels.  Can you tell me what rims you bought?  Looking to build up a set of either 38-40mm or 50-56mm tubulars for myself. »