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Cyclist Shot in Highland Park, IL

Chicago’s “Northshore” is a well known area for road cyclists. Annoying because it means that you need to be a hitter to have any chance at KOMs, but it also means that it’s generally very safe to ride your bike in the area whenever you want. While there are occasional incidents with cars, or police crack downs on rolling through stop signs, it’s usually at a very manageable level. There are always…

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Oh Dear, absoluteBLACK, You Keep Embarrassing Yourself Here

To be completely honest, the first time I saw the absoluteBLACK HOLLOWcage® ceramic oversized derailleur cage, I had to check that it wasn’t April 1st. But, I should have known that the $699 price tag wasn’t crazy enough for it to be the epic industry troll that I initially thought it was. Post enlightenment, I didn’t say anything here because, even negative coverage is coverage. Seemed like exactly the kind of thing…

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Great Cycle Challenge 2021

I am participating in a cycling themed team fund raising activity, where the goal is to raise $12,023 by riding a collective 2023 miles in September to fight children’s cancer. If you can spare a few $, would be great if you could throw some at the cause. Thanks This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest…

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Graeme Obree

As a relative newcomer to the sport of cycling, there’s a LOT I don’t know about what’s come before. Last night, as I was swapping the BB in a friend’s bike, and complaining about UCI regulations for TT bikes, he mentioned Graeme Obree’s story. I found the video that he shared (linked below) very interesting from a historical perspective, and oddly comforting as I discovered that the UCI was just as strange…

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To ERG, or not To ERG, that is the question

TIL – there is a diversity of opinion around whether using ERG mode when doing a structured workout is a good thing. Maybe because I’m biased, I wasn’t able to find much actual argument against it (best I found was this), and a whole lot for, in a nuanced way, (another Slowtwitcher), albeit mostly from companies who have made a business selling structure for the smart trainer. Personally, I have a really…

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Another nail in the Keto coffin

I have lots of opinions. Some of them are well-founded, other’s a bit more fluid ;). I do try to keep on top of the important ones, with the idea that as the best available information changes, it might be necessary to change my opinion as well. This is not shaping up to be one of those cases. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think that Keto is a great diet for…

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