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Climbing is something I enjoy more than I am good at it; any time I see a new road pointing up to the heavens, I find myself irresistibly drawn to explore where it leads. Every season I come to the conclusion that my training routes are all very hilly and I arrive at the brilliant idea that I should plot out a new course which seeks out the flatt...

@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… »

I don’t know how a guy who shows off the better part of a half meter of seat post comes to the conclusion that his saddle is too low, but that precise thought occupies an enormous amount of time. Ever closer looms the minimum insertion point on my seat pin, yet I am irrevocably bound to explore its limits.I actually wish my legs were shorter...

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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… »

Despite the proclivity towards being all-knowing that comes as a consequence of my being Dutch, the most beautiful things in life are discoveries that come as a result of not knowing. We are quick to answer but slow to think; the easy solution lies at our fingertips while the true mystery lurks just beyond, ready to reveal her secrets if only we a...

@teleguy57's posts:

  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 … »

@Harminator just submitted this little gem of a tale. It is too timely not to share with Paris-Roubaix looming. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

@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…. »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

@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. »