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Some New Climbing Gear… (Reynolds, MCFK, Veloflex)

My Reynolds clinchers seem to get stage fright as soon as I hit the “register” button for any bike event. This time was no different with the DT240s freehub body imploding after a long climb the day after registering for … Continue reading

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What To Do When An Olympian Stays At Your House…

I should probably follow up with the latest big milestone over here at our Mediterranean perched flat… our very first visitor! [reader pauses… says “pfff, I’m a cyclist, I don’t want to hear about this domestic crap”] But as you … Continue reading

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How A Bike Ride Can Make A Crappy Day Great, Then Crappy Again

[this post is a bit of a ramble, but stick with it if you’re hardcore] Some days just aren’t your day. Some days you’re on. This day was the former. Even so, I desperately needed a good day to cheer … Continue reading

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Race Report: Bosses du 13

Update: You can now see the headcam video in HD on YouTube Despite not being able to ride regularly for the past 2 months, I decided to enter a cyclosportive event around Marseille and the province of Bouches du Rhone. … Continue reading

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This is What it’s Like… The 53T Hilly Century Ride… On Purpose.

Since my new 39T Zipp chainring won’t be arriving until next week and the current one is completely out-of-order, and because I have absolutely no front brakes… Really, I should just be holding tight, waiting for the new products to … Continue reading

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Early Morning Climbs, and Accordions

This is a continuation of Part 1 (read here). Part Deux: As the sun cast long early morning shadows across the old village, I only had to share the road with municipal street cleaners. I set out for this “Bar … Continue reading

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Climbing Col du Tourmalet Video!

Sorry the video is a little small… Probably better to watch it directly on youtube.com with the larger video size… or you can view in fullscreen if you’re ambitious and use 720p. This is from last year (took me a … Continue reading

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Slaying the Dragon… err, Cobra – Deutsch Style

Ride 5 – Sa Calobra Today started out a little earlier and I pedaled a little lighter than usual — all for good reason.. I was headed for Sa Calobra, regarded by many as the most famous stretch of road … Continue reading

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Day 1 – The Mountains Win Again

2/23 Today was the 3rd ride here in Mallorca and I decided to go on my favorite route – Palma > Col de Soller > Puig Major > Col de Soller > Palma.  I was wasn’t feeling great but just … Continue reading

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