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Le 34/28

The 34/28

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

DDD 013 – The Limits of Control

The only American filmmaker in PT Anderson’s league is Jim Jarmusch.  He’s made some truly brilliant movies; Dead Man and Night on Earth are 2.  In 2009 Jarmusch made The Limits of Control, which is kind of quirky look at a quirky guy.  The soundtrack alone (Boris and Bad Rabbit are prominent) makes the movie ... Continue reading

DDD 012 – Right vs. Nice

11 posts prior to my first rant – not so bad.  Vancouver, BC is where I live, and the relationship between cyclists and motorists lies somewhere between the Hatfields/McCoys and the Cold War; a whole lot of tension with a few incidents from time to time.  I would like to propose a question to all ... Continue reading

DDD 011 – The Rider

Tim Krabbe wrote an incredibly chilling story in 1984 called The Golden Egg that ended up as movie in 1988 called The Vanishing. So strong was the story that it was remade by Hollywood in 1993 and was still a pretty good movie – even though Sandra Bullock and Kiefer Sutherland were in it.  Ergo ... Continue reading

DDD 010 – Thin it out

I’m not a huge fan of bartape.  In spite of all the feedback regarding my ability to find the perfect bartape/wrap for each setup (insert humility jab here), I prefer no tape at all across the top of my bars. I quite like old school cloth tape, but it requires constant changing.  With the exception ... Continue reading

DDD 009 – Musette

I distinctly remember riding with my friend Tommy on the last day of a stage race in Italy in 2009. He was forever jonesing about a place where cyclists could immerse themselves in the sport and enjoy great coffee, pastries, and such.  Fast forward to now and Tommy’s vision and hard work have brought Musette ... Continue reading