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Sep 30

Hat tip to @c_benjamin for the recommendation for my DC dinner tonight. Black & Orange is tasty.

Hat tip to @c_benjamin for the recommendation for my DC dinner tonight. Black & Orange is tasty.

Sep 25

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Sep 24

#Repost from @pelotonmagazine 
(Photo by Kåre Dehlie Thorstad aka @zuperdehlie for @pelotonmagazine) Great photo to capture the moment.

#Repost from @pelotonmagazine (Photo by Kåre Dehlie Thorstad aka @zuperdehlie for @pelotonmagazine) Great photo to capture the moment.

Flashback to the @amgentourofcali, which Sir @bradwiggins won, before winning the British National ITT championship, and before his victory today which made him the world ITT champion. Add those to a top ten result in Paris-Roubaix this season, a Tour de France title, gold medals in track and ITT. For my money, the most complete cyclist of this generation. #wiggo

Flashback to the @amgentourofcali, which Sir @bradwiggins won, before winning the British National ITT championship, and before his victory today which made him the world ITT champion. Add those to a top ten result in Paris-Roubaix this season, a Tour de France title, gold medals in track and ITT. For my money, the most complete cyclist of this generation. #wiggo

Sep 19

I love Speedplay pedals, and the new rubber cleat will likely make Keep on Kovers obsolete (I already shared my love for these here), but Speedplay has a screw loose with these optional (read: extra cost) plugs that can be screwed in when you are walking around. 
When I was at the Amgen Tour of CA, I stopped in at the Speedplay tent to tell them how much I like their stuff. They were grateful to hear the love. Then I told them that they needed to buy the Keep on Kovers design and provide them for free with their cleats, for two reasons.
First, no one ever wants to walk anywhere at all with the basic metal cleats. They are horrible on any wood floors or tile and they are super slippery, so you need them covered without a doubt.

At this point the guy interrupts me to tell me that they sell the $10 Coffee Shop Caps, and that this design is better than the Keep on Kovers because it keeps dirt and mud out of the cleat mechanism. 
"Second" I tell him, "is that the Coffee Shop Cap sucks" (which I would have told him already if he hadn’t interrupted me) "because you have to put your foot on the ground to be able to put it on. So you have to keep them in your jersey pocket (space better used for other things), you don’t benefit from them at stop lights or at all until you sit down and clip them over your cleats, and if the hole is covered to keep mud/dirt out then it is too late by the time you put your foot down the first time anyway, right? 
He sat there staring at me blankly. 
So, I support the new cleat design with a rubber face instead of metal, because now the Keep on Kovers are unnecessary but the plug is still so super stupid because logic. 

I love Speedplay pedals, and the new rubber cleat will likely make Keep on Kovers obsolete (I already shared my love for these here), but Speedplay has a screw loose with these optional (read: extra cost) plugs that can be screwed in when you are walking around. 

When I was at the Amgen Tour of CA, I stopped in at the Speedplay tent to tell them how much I like their stuff. They were grateful to hear the love. Then I told them that they needed to buy the Keep on Kovers design and provide them for free with their cleats, for two reasons.

First, no one ever wants to walk anywhere at all with the basic metal cleats. They are horrible on any wood floors or tile and they are super slippery, so you need them covered without a doubt.

At this point the guy interrupts me to tell me that they sell the $10 Coffee Shop Caps, and that this design is better than the Keep on Kovers because it keeps dirt and mud out of the cleat mechanism. 

"Second" I tell him, "is that the Coffee Shop Cap sucks" (which I would have told him already if he hadn’t interrupted me) "because you have to put your foot on the ground to be able to put it on. So you have to keep them in your jersey pocket (space better used for other things), you don’t benefit from them at stop lights or at all until you sit down and clip them over your cleats, and if the hole is covered to keep mud/dirt out then it is too late by the time you put your foot down the first time anyway, right? 

He sat there staring at me blankly. 

So, I support the new cleat design with a rubber face instead of metal, because now the Keep on Kovers are unnecessary but the plug is still so super stupid because logic. 

Sep 18

#tbt to the time that my sons and I met Jens Voigt, the new world hour record holder. Great job, Jens!

#tbt to the time that my sons and I met Jens Voigt, the new world hour record holder. Great job, Jens!

Sep 17

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Sep 10

@jpows new national champ kit is best ever. #repost from @james__fairbank 

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Happy Powers

@jpows new national champ kit is best ever. #repost from @james__fairbank —- Happy Powers

Sep 09

New wind-tunnel tests find surprising gains in cycling efficiency from leg-shaving - Boing Boing -

Science confirms my weird habits.

So glad I never bit on the Essentials Case, because no iPhone 6 or 6plus is fitting inside of that thing.

So glad I never bit on the Essentials Case, because no iPhone 6 or 6plus is fitting inside of that thing.

Sep 03

The @teamsky recruits for 2022 and 2025.

The @teamsky recruits for 2022 and 2025.

Sep 02

The @rodeo_labs trail nuggets are great. At about the same size as a Bonk Breaker bite (2”x2”), they hit the bullseye in size and flavor and texture. I got mine at @thefeedme So far I have only tried the Just Beet It flavor, but I am looking forward to the Lemon Hot Date and Peanut Coco Apocalypse. @velo_steef great job on these.

The @rodeo_labs trail nuggets are great. At about the same size as a Bonk Breaker bite (2”x2”), they hit the bullseye in size and flavor and texture. I got mine at @thefeedme So far I have only tried the Just Beet It flavor, but I am looking forward to the Lemon Hot Date and Peanut Coco Apocalypse. @velo_steef great job on these.

Sep 01

Labor day labor. #wwytm

Labor day labor. #wwytm