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I’ve lost a lot of things that were, at some point or another, dear to me. At times, I’ve even cast them away deliberately, either because of a nurtured indifference or an irrational or impulsive dislike. Regret is an easy emotion to find in reflection, it lays right at the surface and provides us with a quick answer without requiring...

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  1. Coefficient of Difficulty is a whatever you need it to be — a number, a minimum or maximum, a discipline or feeling. A virtual chase that keeps the legs turning — and watching time and effort spent. Could also be known as the Right Amount of Dumb. »

  2. @frank Do it. »

A great unknown awaits the young men, bound by a common entity of steel, flesh and passion rolled together. Do they contemplate the future, or are they so encapsulated in the here and now that anything beyond the finish line seems like it could only be for old people? Have they any inkling which path they will take, or be guided towards? Maybe...

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  1. @Nate Serrotta//branded Huffy »

I’ve lost a lot of things that were, at some point or another, dear to me. At times, I’ve even cast them away deliberately, either because of a nurtured indifference or an irrational or impulsive dislike. Regret is an easy emotion to find in reflection, it lays right at the surface and provides us with a quick answer without requiring...

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  1. @frank The 206mi idea is out of my system now. Although the ride stopped at 100mi I am calling it a “successful test” and have the route registered to memory. The one tooth differential was the best decision that I’ve ever made with the drivetrain. Bes… »

  2. I may even run up on Hincapie at the half-point. »

  3. @antihero A good 12 hour day, an MX Leader (The Sword) with no data, 52/42, 11-20 straight block, roads mapped by memory, some serious Parallax socks to inspire my own space-time continuum, and the sound of silence. My new journey starts when I fini… »

  4. 206mi route this Saturday… all I’m thinking is “here we go.” »

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...

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  1. @wiscot Afraid that I’m spoiled with the 3TTT stem that you sent — 140mm. Thanx anyway. »

  2. Click on it to animate. »

  3. @pistard That’s what I assumed too. This polished baby checks out at 19 though. Not sure where I even found this ?? »

  4. Is there a likelihood that 3TTT, Cinelli, ITM, or the like, ever cast an 19 degree traditional stem ?? »

I love wine. I mean, I like beer and scotch and can’t resist ordering a Vesper whenever I pretend to be a gentleman spy, but I love wine. As a semi-professional drinker, the biggest worry I have is that should my as-yet undiagnosed problem with alcohol become a diagnosed problem with alcohol, I’d have to stop drinking wine. A full...

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  1. My best memories are when riding U jumps on psycho-cross. And muddy face plant (once only)! »

  2. Sounds a bit like Crash Club… and I don’t talk about Crash Club… except to myself of course. »

If Rouler does not do reviews, we don’t do reviews. Think of this as a commentary on Bont’s Vaypor+ road shoe. Any discussion of points-of-contact will generate a storm of comments ending in why Sidi shoes and fi'zi:k saddles are the best. They may be the best for you but not for me. Everyone’s feet and everyone’s butt has d...

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  2. Rouleur »

Doing things the hard way is a luxury. It says to the world that we’ve beat evolution; intelligence is no match for technology and economy is no match for indulgence. We need only step a bit outside our bubble to realize the scale of the illusion, but nevertheless it has become reality for many of us who live our lives happily and fortuna...

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  1. @Buck Rogers You could instead say that you’re a caveman. »

  2. @frank Truly genius. And brilliant. »

La Vie Velominatus. It is the life we, as Velominati, lead. It is life as a disciple of cycling, of the greater meaning the bike holds and the lessons it teaches us. Along the path, one of our great duties is the wholesale consumption of the great Works related to our sport. From periodicals to books to films, herin lies the list of works conside...

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  1. @wiscot 850.00 »

  2. Needed to post this under the works. We worked about 16 hours beyond our estimate to build this piece. Inspired by Piet Mondrian and La Vie Claire — we needed to use client colors [sRGB] established over the past seven years. The piece is mostly cork boa… »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. These Jaegher images have been popping up on the Campagnolo Srl facebook page. Awesome stuff! »

Happy living in our stressful lives is all about organization. For instance, I like to sort the tasks first by priority and then group tasks of equal priority into buckets of minor priorities. Software developers creatively call this approach to organization a “bucket sort”. This helps break down what appears to be an insurmountable me...

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  1. @markb When there’s no one around. »

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...

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  1. Espresso somewhat from a jersey pocket. I dunno. »

I’m getting too old and cranky for all this race schedule changing. I know they already did this last year and presumably I had the same gripings then, but Lombardia is supposed to close out the season and I’m downright angry that Paris-Tours is closing out the books now; it only seems right that one of the most beautiful races should...

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  1. Different opinions once again. VSP PICKS: 1. BARDET Romain 2. RODRíGUEZ Joaquim 3. VALVERDE Alejandro 4. URAN Rigoberto 5. MOLLEMA Bauke »

Happy living in our stressful lives is all about organization. For instance, I like to sort the tasks first by priority and then group tasks of equal priority into buckets of minor priorities. Software developers creatively call this approach to organization a “bucket sort”. This helps break down what appears to be an insurmountable me...

@unversio's posts:

  1. @markb Need some creative mind to come up with a bit for the Lexicon to describe while descending in the cold or wind and tears well up behind the eyewear in the corner of your eyes. Roy Orbison ?? »

  2. – Andy Hampsten Cycling Legends: Andy Hampsten http://www.bicycling.com/content/cycling-legends-andy-hampsten (Bruce Hildenbrand) »