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“Bikerumor uses a number of freelance contributors from various backgrounds, most with no prior journalism experience.”
Solid policy. Rather than paying for talent, they’ll just write a check to a charity when crap writers make mistakes.
"Hey, rather than make bikes that work, we’ll just donate money to charity when you bike fails—sound good?"
To quote Tati: “Hors Categorie stupidest industry”
Neal. Just please zip your jersey up.
Neal Rogers at Boulder Cup
Photo credit: Mary Topping/ProVeloPassion
In Neal’s defense, it was very hot that day, and the officials let the 3’s (along with their idiotically segregated Cat 3 35+ afterbirth in which Neal participates in due to concerns over bottlenecks despite the fact that it’s twice as large) run almost 10 minutes longer than usual.
For those of you in the US who can’t watch the Women’s TT, Men’s TT, Women’s RR or Men’s RR at the World Championships on the UCI’s YouTube channel, just remember that your sacrifice went to a good cause—Bikenado2 graphics.
Andy Schleck with the Luxembourg Association of Sports Press “Best Athlete” award, from way back in 2010. I just like how awkwardly the figure on this trophy holds his arms—reflective of how I imagine Andy in real life.
Those were the days, yeah?
This only took two takes. And only because the first take went so fantastically that I cracked up.
Glued up a mud tubie for the ‘cross rig.
Too many crash gifs these days. Time for some Vuelta skillz. First up—Caja Rural rider-to-rider bike change.
The Cross Vegas men’s recap was wrapped up last night. For those of you scoring at home, that’s 4 videos in 5 days since Monday, and 3 videos in 2 days Thursday/Friday.
And I even managed to race bicycles today.
This from a course that was, rounding up, 4% mud. Fortunately, I have a nozzle at my house—which is more than I can say for the single, piss-trickle garden hose on hand at the race course
The mud definitely had impact on how the course ran, coming after a long descent and before a flat straightaway and mostly pedal-able tape maze. But the change was probably minimal, given that 96% of the rest of the race was hard, dusty, and fast. Plus a very, very similar effect could have been had by simply routing the course through the the soft-but-not-flooded terrain around the mud section.
The dusty section immediately after the mud hard-caked anything even remotely moist in seconds. A lot of water went into cleaning this bike, and my clothes, and me, in a region that doesn’t have much of it. I’m also not psyched to assess exactly how much damage this did to my rims, pads, drivetrain, etc.
Mud is part of cyclocross. And since I now live in a high-plains dustbowl, it must be a very exciting thing for everyone to see. But 15 seconds of mud for mud’s sake? Didn’t really do it for me.
If I were hell bent on adding such a novelty to my event, I’d at least make damn sure I had a fast, efficient way for competitors to clean off afterward.
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