Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ride One Kilometer for Each Year of Age?

Okay, the US tradition is to ride a mile for each year on your birthday, but I’ll give this guy a pass. He only rode 100km, but at 100 years of age. Did it in 4 hours 17 minutes, too. … Continue reading

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The $100 Mistake

I’ve been riding my Orbea Orca for 5 years. My wife got it for a good deal on eBay and I love the bike. And the wife. I hated the Orca’s saddle though. It was one of those narrow, hi-tech, … Continue reading

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Quickest Bike Change Ever?

If you follow professional cycling, you’ll know that sometimes when a rider has a mechanical issue, he’ll just exchange his bike for a fresh one from his team car. Like a NASCAR pit stop, speed is the essence. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Killing the Hydra

Books have been written on what I don’t know about training. For the most part, I keep in mind Eddie Mercx’s advice about getting stronger on a bike: Ride lots. And the years I ride lots, I’m stronger than the … Continue reading

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Why Some Motorists Hate Cyclists

I was once one of those drivers who got angry at the slightest delay imposed by a cyclist. Being an essentially civil person, I never acted on that anger, but I cursed the windshield more than once. I’ve since become … Continue reading

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Good Blog on Perspective

Any blog post that has an editor endoing (Copy editor – Is that even a word?) into a snow field has my attention. http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/the-torqued-wrench-perspective-and-80-percent_224965

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