The only excitement jtl has provided this season is paper tittle tattle about suspicious blood values. Things can surely only get better next year!

Is this old age settling in!

(Reblogged from textsfromthepeloton)

so much want!

(Reblogged from taeblog)
Cycling clubs, as a lone wolf most of the time while im cycling do i take cycling serious enough to buy into my local club and wear club kit, what value is gained by wearing a club kit? will it make me go faster?  A big part of me calls bullsh!t on this type of cycling as it appears like another barrier into the sport or a supposed hoop to jump through but then another part says well its good that like minded folk get together. 

The past couple of weeks i have tried a ride with a local club i have ridden with clubs before i was a member of one but alas have had to move to another area and what has struck me was the complete lack of organisation on the road, sloppy pacelines and a complete lack of discipline where other road users are concerned, aggressive older members with a this should be done this way only attitude and a bike shop sponsor that is trying its damn hardest to screw every member out of every penny they have spent to get there name on the club jerseys and a club chairman who is completely obsessed with tripling  club membership within a year which to me sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. There has been some good, there is some thoroughly good people out there willing to help anybody with advice, punctures and are just generally nice people, which is always good to know. 
I dont think this is really going to work for me.
The hunt is on!

Cycling clubs, as a lone wolf most of the time while im cycling do i take cycling serious enough to buy into my local club and wear club kit, what value is gained by wearing a club kit? will it make me go faster?  A big part of me calls bullsh!t on this type of cycling as it appears like another barrier into the sport or a supposed hoop to jump through but then another part says well its good that like minded folk get together. 

The past couple of weeks i have tried a ride with a local club i have ridden with clubs before i was a member of one but alas have had to move to another area and what has struck me was the complete lack of organisation on the road, sloppy pacelines and a complete lack of discipline where other road users are concerned, aggressive older members with a this should be done this way only attitude and a bike shop sponsor that is trying its damn hardest to screw every member out of every penny they have spent to get there name on the club jerseys and a club chairman who is completely obsessed with tripling  club membership within a year which to me sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. There has been some good, there is some thoroughly good people out there willing to help anybody with advice, punctures and are just generally nice people, which is always good to know. 

I dont think this is really going to work for me.

The hunt is on!

Cyclists, we cannot afford to eat our young!

spectrumcycles:

10/19/11  (re-posted by request)

A week or so ago, I received a letter from an interested cyclist who had written me with some finishing questions. At the end of his letter he asked me a very tough question, one that I have ignored for far to long as a long time competitive cyclist. Following is his letter in part and some of my own thoughts on the subject.

Dear Tom,

I’m only at a “novice” level of experience, having done about 1000 miles last year,

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bonedeth:

Hairs got to be right.
Photo by Keith Snyder

bonedeth:

Hairs got to be right.

Photo by Keith Snyder

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A nice Norwegian recap of the tour 

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beast mode engaged!

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