4 Wheels Good, 2 Wheels Bad

Emotional response to a government official asking for the licensing of cyclists in Australia after another year of relentlessly increasing cyclist fatalities.

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Reflecting on the Keirin. 2 warnings, 2 DQ’s, 3 crashes, 1 relegation, 1 broken collar bone, 3 medallists, 1 bike in crowd at 74kph.

Reflecting on the Keirin. 2 warnings, 2 DQ’s, 3 crashes, 1 relegation, 1 broken collar bone, 3 medallists, 1 bike in crowd at 74kph.

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With all the shit going on in the pro’s there is at least one dude who just keeps rolling.  Fabian.  Super fast, super cool.
I highly recommend pouring a glass of red, then go here, press play, sit back and enjoy his epic descent.

With all the shit going on in the pro’s there is at least one dude who just keeps rolling.  Fabian.  Super fast, super cool.

I highly recommend pouring a glass of red, then go here, press play, sit back and enjoy his epic descent.

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"I had to go to school before riding keirin in Japan… the gambling and racing is nuts, but I feel like a superstar"

"I had to go to school before riding keirin in Japan… the gambling and racing is nuts, but I feel like a superstar"

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Keirin: Speed Racers

"This is a very difficult question…….I think there is no answer"

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Campagnolo.
I don’t think it works as precisely as Shimano and I don’t think it stays in tune as long as Sram.  And it breaks more frequently, and it is way more expensive.  When I walk into a bike shop I reckon less than 1 in 10 bikes are fitted with Campy.  One of my mates who runs a local bike shop said he only knows of 4 people that use it.
Every time it fails on one of my bikes I get angry and tell myself that’s it, time to get rid of it and get some Shimano.  But I never do.  Because when it works it is gorgeous, and when it’s used correctly it’s sweet and smooth, way more so than anything else. 
There’s no middle ground with Campy, it is either on song or in pieces on the floor on your garage.  
Like any Italian mistress Campy demands your attention and requires finesse.  Treat it correctly and it will give back in return.  Neglect it and it will bite you in the ass.
And never forget, ALL bikes look better with Campagnolo.

Campagnolo.

I don’t think it works as precisely as Shimano and I don’t think it stays in tune as long as Sram.  And it breaks more frequently, and it is way more expensive.  When I walk into a bike shop I reckon less than 1 in 10 bikes are fitted with Campy.  One of my mates who runs a local bike shop said he only knows of 4 people that use it.

Every time it fails on one of my bikes I get angry and tell myself that’s it, time to get rid of it and get some Shimano.  But I never do.  Because when it works it is gorgeous, and when it’s used correctly it’s sweet and smooth, way more so than anything else. 

There’s no middle ground with Campy, it is either on song or in pieces on the floor on your garage.  

Like any Italian mistress Campy demands your attention and requires finesse.  Treat it correctly and it will give back in return.  Neglect it and it will bite you in the ass.

And never forget, ALL bikes look better with Campagnolo.

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chicagobikelife:

Bike fashion

chicagobikelife:

Bike fashion

(via gimmieabike)

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cyclehaul:

Found on Bikerumor. The Dutch could teach the French a few things about urban integration of cycle paths. Often the cycle paths here dump you out before the intersection with priority given to cars, thus discouraging the use of the cycle path in the first place.

(via witsaboutyou)

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Thomson don’t make stems.  They make works of art

Thomson don’t make stems.  They make works of art

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Crashed last Monday riding cyclocross and fractured my C6 and C7.  Neck brace and no riding for 3 months.
On the bright side I’m not a ventilated quadriplegic and I can still masturbate.

Crashed last Monday riding cyclocross and fractured my C6 and C7.  Neck brace and no riding for 3 months.

On the bright side I’m not a ventilated quadriplegic and I can still masturbate.

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