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KevinK

  • joined May 11, 2008
  • last login Oct 22, 2008
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A VDS Reviews the Favorites

I've been mulling over the riders on Clydesdale's excellent, easy to use spreadsheet and weighing pros and cons of various approaches, and the merits of teams and riders. Here's one VDS's...

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Book Review: Floyd Landis' Positively False

I stopped at my local book store last night to grab a cup of coffee and to browse the magazines. I was ambushed by a copy of Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France by...

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Side Effects

Track cyclist silver medalist _____ Thomas: "I've never taken steroids."This is old news, but I happened to stumble across that photo while searching for the name of that gigantic australian track...

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1 kilometer to go

The park district completed a nice rails-to-trails trail last fall. The best thing about it is that it is flat, and is not heavily used, so I can do speed intervals without any trouble. About 20...

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Vino Doping Rumor News

I am a Vino fan, but my PEDar is on high alert whenever I see my favorite Kazakh racing. While Valv.Piti twists in the rumor winds, Vino, despite his past associates, is largely untroubled by them. ...

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Helmet Mirror?

There is a maxim in academia, expressed as an equation:socks + sandals = beardThere appears to be a similar relationship between the helmet mirror and shaved legs when it comes to cycling.The...

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Daily Dumb Doping News: No Riis at Tour

Patrice Clerc, President of Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), has said he would find it "shocking" to have Team CSC boss Bjarne Riis at this year's event following the...

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Floyd and FUD

I started following Floydgate when the story broke. Initially with interest, because I wanted to know if stage 17 really was too good to be true. But I quickly thought there was no way for a...

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Cycling Media by some numbers

Some discussions here at Podium Cafe have piqued my interest in the size of the US cycling market. Here's the results of some googling over lunch:Number of USCF license holders as of 1997: 30,000U...

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Hot Feet No More: Specialized BG Road Shoes

I used to be plagued by hot spots on my left foot. After 2 1/2 hours or so in the saddle on a warm day, the pain would be almost unbearable.I tried different socks, different shoes, no socks, and...

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Altered States

The first edition of our local Tuesday night training series. Bad weather threatened all day; around lunch, the temperature was about 80F, but by 6:30, when the race was due to start, the...

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The Best Shoes?

I "need" a new pair of road shoes.I've been wearing Sidis for years, and the fit feels good, but after multi-hour rides, I suffer from hot spots on my left foot (not on the right), so perhaps...

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Component Review: FSA SL-K Crankset

Over the winter, I built a "B" bike using an e-bayed Giant TCR composite frame, and a mix of Shimano Ultegra and FSA components. One reason for building the bike was to try out a compact crankset;...

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Levi slams Basso

Eurosport has a some surprising comments from an interview with Levi Leipheimer about Disco's Basso signing.Levi: "I was a little disappointed they had signed Basso," Leipheimer told the LA Times...

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Tour Down Under Preview

The Tour Down Under gets started next week (January 16-21).http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/nodeExcerpts from the website follow:

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Really Cheap Wheels?

I stumbled on this ad while planning my race season: http://www.williamscycling.com/$489 for a pair of wheels like Krysiums? It sounds too good to be true. The wheels look pretty sweet, and the...

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Riders of the World Unite

PEDs, blood doping, and other forms of medical cheating pose a direct threat to the riders in the pro peleton.Why are riders leaving it up to WADA, the UCI, national federations, or anyone else to...

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Book Review: Maximumum Performance for Cyclists

I read Michael J. Ross, MD's book at the start of last season, and followed the program (more or less) through the year. The main point of the book is that it's high intensity training that boosts...

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DNA Rights

This summer, after all of the doping scandals that afflicted the peleton, I was hoping that strict measures could clean the sport up. As the weather cooled, and the season came to a close, my...

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Wristbands Are on The Way!

The wristband shipment is ahead of schedule. Our slogan, coined by bethie, say it loud and proud:"I support the Chinese Wristband Industry".I only ordered 20 of these. I'll keep one for myself,...

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Kazakhstan makes Peace With Borat

Vino introduced the cycling world to one version of Kazakhstan, and Borat introduced a whole different version. Perhaps they are about to come together peacefully:h...

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Cyclocross Shoe and Pedal Recommendations?

My first cross race of the season was plagued by equipment problems. I was out on a new bike, with new shoes, and pedals, and had problems with all of the above. I didn't want to spend a lot of...

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Techs-Mechs: iBike Pro Power Meter Long Term Review

I wanted to train with power, but I was too cheap to lay out the cash for the Ergomo, SRM, or Power Tap. I found an alternative in the iBike Pro power meter. I've been using it for the past three...

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Keep on beating the dead horse.

I found the article linked below pretty informative. It's a nice summary of many of the issues we've kicked around here with several good links. (I found the link at the tdF blog.)More on the...

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Floyd on The Tonight Show

Nothing, new. Some highlights from this on SI.com.Questioned by the Tonight Show host Tuesday, Landis said he may have unknowingly ingested something that made him test positive for a high...

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Landis says They Had His Number

"I can prove to you and will demonstrate to you that the people at the laboratory are not objective about this. I have evidence to indicate they have the names of the riders connected to the...

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Nationalism in the peleton

I hope I can start a non-doping topic that generates some interesting chat.While watching the tour this year, I wondered how far Mick Rodgers can go while riding for T-Mobile. Will T-Mobile...

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