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I hesitate to file this in the Guest Article category. It would be better filed under fellow un-rewarded pirate cycling-site writer, if we had such a file. @winnipegcyclechick does all of her site’s writing, her graphics are usually hers and much too funny. Frankly, she makes me sick. And, AND, she can make the jokes we can’t make lest...

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  1. Good one Andrea! »

First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. VOS Marianne 2. RIABCHENKO Tetyana 3. LUPERINI Fabiana 4. JOHANSSON Emma 5. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa »

Most great ideas in life are accompanied by an unforeseen consequence of equal or greater magnitude. For instance, no one predicted that the Industrial Revolution would pollute our air and set off climate change on a global scale. Similarly, no one realized that when placing unfathomable computing power in the palm of our hands in the form of smart...

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  1. I was a better climber on 172.5mm cranks but then became a better killer at 177.5mm. And finally to dispel my “unknowns” went to 175mm. »

  2. @pneaumme You’re done now — right ?? I for one need to figure positioning out on my own; change saddles on my decision; compare bars and drops as I want; go as far with stem length and angle as need be; alter crank arm length to feel for myself. And purp… »

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. With a spirit of experimentation, testing the drivetrain while testing myself has been working good. This all caught my attention recently and needed to credit the good bike. »

After a night of sinning, the body must be cleansed. -The Prophet, Eddy Merckx After a week away in Atlanta for business, I feel thick and heavy. These trips away are killers; the shift in time zones means the already-too long work day is extended by a further three hours. I try my best to watch my diet, but in a town like Atlanta where even sush...

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  1. Committed to an 8-week cleansing series that requires riding each Sunday 50 miler recovery on an empty stomach. [ Grand Moff Tarkin voice ] “This had better work.” »

  2. Good. »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. QUINTANA Nairo 2. CONTADOR Alberto 3. URAN Rigoberto 4. VALVERDE Alejandro 5. FROOME Christopher »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. QUINTANA Nairo 2. CONTADOR Alberto 3. VALVERDE Alejandro 4. FROOME Christopher 5. RODRíGUEZ Joaquim »

The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.- Virginia WoolfOur actions lie on the horizon of the present, in that swirling cloud where fantasy turns into reality. To plan is to cast a shadow into the future, to attempt to lay shape to the unknown. As the present merges with the future, reality will try our plans on for s...

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  1. The Unknowing (Saluda County) »

  2. We have an entire section on our Saturday route called “The Unknowing”. I will certainly play with this article in my mind during the 326 km ride in October. »

I have met @chris on the original Keepers Tour. He seemed like a reasonable person at the time. Then again, @rob passes himself off  as a rational person yet he signed up for the Too Much on 100 ride and completed it. People sign up for these crazy rides because it forces them to get in the best shape possible. It makes these long rides more enjoy...

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  1. René Pellarin »

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  1. @Simon Have an idea for the first stop (20min) to change into dry bib shorts / jersey after 164km and grab a 2nd charged Sigma Mono front/rear light(s) for the return at dusk. Sigma Mono USB rechargeable light is only good for 4 hours or so. Planning to s… »

  2. @simon Coca Cola after first 40 to 50 miles — glass bottles if available. »

  3. Lake Greenwood of course. »

  4. @simon This route is yet to be verified with cycling around Lake Monticello and driving some alternate roads. The flow is going to avoid the out and back except on one long 16 mile section — Hollywood Rd. I am recruiting a September group to ride recon a… »

  5. @simon Also planning the loosely impromptu ride for October. An 8 hour training ride seems right to savor the final 12 hour duration. Working on a 354km route that will take me up and back within a 12 hour limit — includes 30 min at the half-point. I may… »

Choice, or the perception of it, is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. The great secret lies in the locus of control, which suggests that if given the perception of a choice we will be more willing to endure hardship or suffering. We’ll suffer even for the promise of a future intangible reward so long as we feel we have a choice...

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  1. You got me! There are certain days when nothing can touch me or bother me — there is a ride already scheduled.  »

I bought a Road ID the day I learned of Jon Lennard’s death on August 12, 2013. Someone in the posts of the original announcement of his passing (below) mentioned he was identified by his Road ID. Of course he had a Road ID. What I knew of him made that perfect. So responsible and sensible.The nature of this community is a strange thing; we d...

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  1. Ciclismo a un glorioso strada. AMerckx »

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. @blackpooltower Headphones during the ride! You’ll never hear the elusive shift “click” of the rider coming up from the back to attack — that is all. »

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. Last year we started a ride called the witch curse. We expanded the route calling it the witch curse omen. Expanded again as the witch curse omen massacre. And once more arriving at the witch curse IV. August 23 will be a one year anniversary for our grup… »

If @steampunk can’t take much credit here I guess we can’t take any. We can take pleasure is seeing someone’s kid hauling ass on a bike, a Velominatus spawn, even better. We all came to cycling by different paths, seemingly few by our parents. It is impossible to outguess one’s children; they are clever little bastards. Hop...

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  1. Your son has a smooth pedal stroke even in a static photo. My son is now 18 and is focused on hiking. I always see the cyclist in him, but will have to wait for him to come out. »

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. @Optimiste 2112 »

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  3. Music with cadence. »