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Old 11-04-12, 11:21 AM   #1
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A Brush with Peleton and Professional Writer Fame

On our 75 mile ride in the Napa Valley yesterday Midland and I saw Ted King, a pro on Liquigas-Cannondale and Bicycling Magazine columnist.

We saw an oncoming cyclist in a full Liquigas kit on Oakville Cross Road and exchanged brake hood finger waves.

Midland said: "Hey, Ted King!" in a trying to be funny way.
I said: "Yeah, that guy must really be a Liquigas fan to spend the kind of money you have to spend to get a full kit."

Then we see on Strava that it was really him!! http://app.strava.com/activities/26844851#
The New Hampshire native son must be enjoying his off season with a trip to wine country.

I think he may actually have been giving me a long, neck craning "Do I know that guy?" look because of my kit and bike.
I ride a black Felt and was in a vintage Slipstream jersey
My 2007 Felt is what they rode, in black, back when they wore this jersey and Slipstream was a U.S. only domestic team.

I am proud that I exchanged a wave with a strong rider on that great team.
He can write too. I like his column for Bicycling Magazine: King Me

These two especially spoke to me as a double century rider.

How to pin a number like a Pro
I get admiring compliments on my number technique.

He takes on a Double Century
Someday I would like to do the: 200 on the 100

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From the number of parachutes I've seen flapping around on TV watching the ProTour races, some of the others in the peloton need to read that column.
Me, I use six on my one big number on the side of my ribs. Thinking about racertape, though.
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Nice column. I prefer to use 8 pins, one at each corner and one at each half-way.
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Very cool.

Did he wave back?
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Very cool.

Did he wave back?
Yes, and we connected on Twitter too.
https://twitter.com/LanceOldstrong/s...37021406822400
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Very cool.

But it's pel-O-ton.
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Very cool.

But it's pel-O-ton.
Oops! I hate misspellings. Thanks.
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If it's a Tyvek number, you just crumple it up and then flatten it out again. This keeps the number from flapping, and you only need four pins. But you DO NOT put them thru the holes.

When I was racing, I just sprayed the back of the number with 3M Super 77 spray adhesive (I think that's what it's called) and just stuck the number to the jersey without pins. Just spray around the edges, though, and don't spray on too much; otherwise, it leaves bits of Tyvek on the jersey.

I've always hated pins. And you NEVER ask anybody else to pin on your number. I would never pin on anyone else's number. Too much energy exerted before the race. Besides, anytime anyone else ever pinned on my number, they'd always pin the t-shirt underneath, so everything would be stuck together after the race when you just wanted to get out of your wet jersey.

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