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    Kickback? Of course! It'll come to you by way...

    Kickback? Of course! It'll come to you by way of increased winnings.




    Why not? There's so much good stuff in that book!
  2. It's just water. Really cold water. Driven by...

    It's just water.

    Really cold water. Driven by wind. Into every pore. And every nerve ending.

    You can bundle up to a certain point, and then you're working against yourself. Then I think it's...
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    This is the premise of the famous Yelling thread,...

    This is the premise of the famous Yelling thread, you know.

    And I agree: I feel much safer in a race than I do in a group of charity riders. It's kind of the same way that I feel safer on a...
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    A little late in the game to mention this, but...

    A little late in the game to mention this, but that never stopped me before:

    Was that really the shape of the course, or were you just being funny?
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    Not to make light of it, but A. ALL crashes are...

    Not to make light of it, but A. ALL crashes are needless. B1. this is America. No one owns a 10-year-old bike anymore. B2. You can get anything shipped overnight. C. Use Bag Balm on that road rash....
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    Initially, I was going to say, "That's bike...

    Initially, I was going to say, "That's bike racing!" But from what I see on that clip, it looks like you weren't taking the same line as everyone else. You said you were matching the line of the...
  7. This (pic.twitter.com/bTUEsVi1tL) is what it's...

    This is what it's come to:
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    Um, the idea is that everyone buys their own...

    Um, the idea is that everyone buys their own copy.

    Argh.
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    I think the perceived threat is what prevents...

    I think the perceived threat is what prevents people from racing as much as the real threat.
    But there's also a fear of being humiliated: dropped. Left behind. Like I've said elsewhere, you can't...
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    A lot of the stuff that's in the greatest book...

    A lot of the stuff that's in the greatest book ever written.

    The most important thing is exactly what you said: someone organizing and implementing.
    It's important to have one leader, a...
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    No, coaches coached bike racers. Mike Walden, for...

    No, coaches coached bike racers. Mike Walden, for example, coached Connie Paraskevin all the way to Worlds. What's called a 'coach' now actually a 'personal trainer'.



    I agree. I think this is...
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    I agree wholeheartedly. This is one of the many...

    I agree wholeheartedly. This is one of the many reasons I wrote the books that I have. So much emphasis is placed on "training to power" that the basic skills of pack riding have been completely...
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    I was announcing a race last year in which UHC...

    I was announcing a race last year in which UHC took 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. So the 4th place rider begged us to present the top 5 on the podium so he could show his sponsor. Customarily, we were only...
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    There's no hard and fast answer, but I read in a...

    There's no hard and fast answer, but I read in a book somewhere that a good time to attack is right after a hard effort when everyone is expecting to relax and recover.

    I can't remember the title...
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    Saw that. Thanks! More importantly, I'm glad you...

    Saw that. Thanks! More importantly, I'm glad you got a lot out of it and will enjoy racing more!
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    My signature with a Sharpie on the inside flap,...

    My signature with a Sharpie on the inside flap, that's about all you'll miss. A value of $.37

    But I'll gladly sign the screen. Find me before one of the Amgen Tour stages in May.

    And glad to...
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    VeloPress has very high quiality standards.

    VeloPress has very high quiality standards.
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    I really appreciate the good review. I can't...

    I really appreciate the good review.

    I can't figure out if the 1-star review is a family member or a former co-worker.
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    My right patella was out of line, and it hurt...

    My right patella was out of line, and it hurt like crazy but only at a certain point of motion. Unfortunately, that point of motion came into play in almost every sport I play. It took a long time...
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    Thnkyuvrymch.

    Thnkyuvrymch.
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    That's hilarious. If it weren't so accurate, it...

    That's hilarious. If it weren't so accurate, it would be hilariouser.
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    If you're having a hard time FINDING a team now,...

    If you're having a hard time FINDING a team now, just wait until you get farther into it and are trying to find a team that works well together.
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    Hellrazers...

    Hellrazers are $6 at the contractor's supply store near me. They're bloody awesome. They fit. They look somewhat normal. Good optics. They don't scratch. And I don't care if I lose 'em.

    So you...
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    Training.
    Uses cycling muscles and cardio.

    I was never in this to begin with.
  25. Pictures of Your Left Foot in Winter contest. Prize award. Deadline February 2nd.

    We'll see how far this gets before lock-down.

    Rules:
    1. Has to be your left foot taken from the angle shown below.
    2. Has to be actively participating in something at least remotely linked to...
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