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Old February 3rd, 2016, 06:13 PM
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that just shows how long it's been since i've ridden, as in there were no multitools. i think all i ever carried was a tube, my patch kit, and those 3 plastic tire levers that used to stack together.

sure did a number on your derailleur, that sucks.

not exactly a twig though, how did you manage to get that wedged in there?
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Old February 4th, 2016, 08:40 AM
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I'm still not sure how it happened. I saw the branch on the ground and thought I rode around it. I was climbing so I had plenty of time to react. My front wheel seems to have gone around the branch but then it got caught in my rear wheel somehow.

The branch that got me was part of this mess:


Maybe I thought I was avoiding this branch while I was looking at another branch instead? I don't know.

Also, maybe there is weird juju on PV Drive West? Check out:

http://ktla.com/2016/02/03/vehicle-l...re-department/
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Old February 4th, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Add some flat bars and you'll be all set...

And one of these:

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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:41 AM
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Today Ernesto Colnago turns 84 years, happy birthday! Oggi Ernesto Colnago compie 84 anni, buon compleanno!

Ernesto Colnago is 84 years old? He sure doesn't look it.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:42 AM
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:42 AM
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:44 AM
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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:01 AM
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Ernesto Colnago is 84 years old? He sure doesn't look it.

it's the wine... bottle a day keeps the doctor away.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 01:07 PM
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If your theory is correct, I hope he uses the Campy Cavatappi to open his bottle a day:

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Old February 10th, 2016, 02:47 PM
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I bet his Cavatappi has some sweet Colnago pantographing.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 10:06 AM
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Nice pics from Strade Bianche.


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A reduced peloton traversed the endless rolling hills of Tuscany as the gravel and fierce winds take their toll on the riders. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com


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The combination of sharp climbs, twisting roads, and gravel kept the main bunch in single file for much of the day. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com


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The breakaway riders did what they could to hold the advantage for a while, but the peloton began to pull them back in the second half of the race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
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Old March 11th, 2016, 12:07 PM
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Cobbled trivia:

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Old March 21st, 2016, 07:48 AM
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Some nice Sanremo pics:

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The front of the peloton rode down the tree-lined avenue in Pontacurone at kilometer 66 following the breakaway five minutes up the road. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.com


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Peter Sagan rode near the head of the bunch with his Tinkoff team around him as the peloton passes the little village of Campo Ligure. Photo: Heinz Zwicky / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com


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The sparkling Italian Riviera shined in the spring-like weather, proving Milano-Sanremo worthy of its nickname "La Primavera" (Springtime). Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.com


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Along the Italian Riviera coastline, Milano-Sanremo fans of all types waited for the race. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.com


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A traditional sight in Milano-Sanremo is the snaking peloton on the Italian Riviera at Capo Noli some 200 kilomters in. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com


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Michael Matthews finished 36 seconds behind race winner Démare after crashing hard on the descent of the Cipressa, shredding his arm heavily on a stone wall. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com


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Its not Milano-Sanremo without some prosecco for the champions of the day. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
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Old April 7th, 2016, 09:38 AM
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That's pure.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 09:47 AM
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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of A Sunday In Hell.

This is a good interview with the maker of that film:

http://pelotonmagazine.com/pages/jor...paris-roubaix/

My favorite part of that interview:

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peloton magazine: You’ve seen so many of the great champions tackle Paris-Roubaix over the years. Is there one rider in particular that incarnates Paris-Roubaix, the ultimate rider?

Jorgen Leth: Oh that would be Roger De Vlaeminck. There have been many greats, but Roger had this ability to photograph what is coming 10 meters up the road. I would say that Francesco Moser had that too. And it is so impressive! They could avoid so many obstacles because they always were aware of what was coming up. But Roger was really the ultimate Roubaix rider. He was a very stubborn man. He is not really a social guy. You never get very friendly with him. He is a very tough guy. But I like him, and that is what made him so good at riding the cobbles. He owned them! He almost had a mean streak and he used it against the worst cobbles. Also he was the race’s first specialist. He almost never rode the Tour de France. But he was the first rider to win Paris-Roubaix four times. And even today, now that Tom Boonen has matched him, Roger for me is still the ultimate. He was like a fish in water on the cobbles. That is the only way to describe it. Moser was like that too. But after Moser, I never saw that again.

Complete A Sunday In Hell:


I rewatch that every year right before Roubaix.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:03 AM
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Old April 13th, 2016, 07:06 AM
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This is interesting.

Injured Ventoso blasts use of road discs:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/...d-discs_402394

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At Paris-Roubaix, only two teams used them. With eight riders each, that makes it sixteen, carrying a total 32 disc brakes into the peloton. Let me take you to 130km into the race: into a cobbled section, a pile-up splits the field, with riders falling everywhere. I’ve got to break [brake] but I can’t avoid crashing against the rider in front of me, who was also trying not to hit the ones ahead. I didn’t actually fall down: it was only my leg touching the back of his bike. I keep riding. But shortly afterwards, I have a glance at that leg: it doesn’t hurt, there’s not a lot of blood covering it, but I can clearly see part of the periosteum, the membrane or surface that covers my tibia. I get off my bike, throw myself against the right-hand side of the road over the grass, cover my face with my hands in shock and disbelief, start to feel sick… I could only wait for my team car and the ambulance, while a lot of things come through my mind.

Just a stroke of bad luck? I don’t thing so: few kilometers later, one of the thoughts I had sitting in the gutter becomes real.

15km after my incident, Nikolas Maes, a rider from Etixx-Quick Step, comes into the very same ambulance I’m sitting in. There’s a deep wound in his knee, produced by another disc, one of those 32. One question comes inevitably and immediately to one’s mind: what will happen when 396 discs get into a race where 198 riders ferociously battle for position?
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Old April 14th, 2016, 09:12 AM
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UCI makes it official: disc brake use is suspended pending further talks:

http://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/uci-m...further-talks/
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Old April 18th, 2016, 06:08 PM
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En francais, but you get the gist:

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Old April 20th, 2016, 02:09 PM
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I hate that shit. If that crew claim they have evidence of riders cheating, then they should name names. Otherwise they should just shut up.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 02:20 PM
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The French say ‘non!’ to disc brakes:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/...RjY2aIOCLRc.99

We'll see what happens. Perhaps disc brakes will never catch on for the road? Or maybe the manufacturers will find a way to cover them?

For sure the looks of the discs is going to change. The manufacturers of disc brakes have heretofore given them a very tactical douchebag table saw Ben Hur Annihilator sort of look like this:






I think it's safe to say future discs are going to look as non-threatening as possible.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 03:25 PM
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This one is even crazier than the Shimano:


That's some Klingon shit.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 09:42 PM
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I don't understand the point of the jagged outer edge. There must be a reason but I wonder if it's really worth the potential for injury from one of these.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 09:46 AM
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My guess is that whoever designed that rotor thought it looked badass.

If you were to ask him about it, of course he would give you some pseudo funkshunal reason. But as with most things people do, there is an ostensible reason and an actual reason. People lie.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 03:37 PM
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Love that pic.

What a rip-off that Boonen didn't win his fifth Roubaix.
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