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Le 34/28

The 34/28

A collection of thoughts equivalent to riding 3 up in heavy traffic.

Gettin’ Fancy at UCI Cyclocross Worlds in Tabor

Sometimes, even at the highest levels of the sport, pro mechanics have to come up with solutions to unanticipated problems that would do Gilligan proud.  This year at the CX World Cup in Hoogerheide, our own AT solutioned the crap out of what could have been a race ruiner for one of the Canadian national ... Continue reading


 I’ve recently made the move to what most people would regard as a more grown up job.   Sure, my hands stay cleaner; no perma-grit under the nails; no explanations to wife’s friends excusing grubby fingers.  I’m probably not far enough away from it to really take stock of how retiring from being a full time ... Continue reading

The truth about fallen gel packets.

I’ve seen a large number of squeezed-out gel packets lying on the ground lately. It could be an anomaly, but frankly, seeing just one rattles me.  Here’s the thing: I don’t think it’s pure arrogance, or even a lack of awareness that causes this highly avoidable and infuriating habit. I think it’s lack of skill. ... Continue reading

Cycling and television need to reevaluate their relationship.

I love cycling, but watching it on television (or webcast) is a 2/10.  Those great stages are great in spite of the coverage.  Brian Cookson, these suggestions are for you and the network executives.   1) Paul and Phil need to replace themselves.  Look, we all loved them when we first heard them.  We all quoted ... Continue reading


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