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Emotional Attachments are not Currently an Available Upgrade.

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Love is expensive. Fortunately for the procreation of the species and the need for someone to watch the kids on race day, that's not all it is. It adds texture, richness and fulfillment to our lives, and instills us with a sense of responsibility and protectiveness. None of which is of any use to a bicycle, yet some of us insist on "loving" the machines we throw a leg over every day. When you love a bicycle, you treat it differently. You cringe when you strike an unseen pothole in a paceline, or keep it clean on the trainer instead...

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Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?

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Riding to one of the local rides around here, I found myself in that clump of riders with a common destination that happens when you get close to the start point of a good group ride, and I overheard something that really bummed me out: CAAD10's are expensive.  I've long advocated the CAAD9 as the ultimate bike for people who actually race their bikes.  It doesn't do anything magical, but it's really, really solid in every aspect.   There are plenty of great riders who use them exclusively (during this very ride three guys in black kit on black CAAD9s took...

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Sponsorship

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In due time, I'm sure that we'll become megalomaniacal jerks who will require not less than a 1500 word essay on why we should let you kiss our shoes, which will be a prerequisite to daring even to pester us with your piddling sponsorship requests.  I mean, mark your calendars, it's coming.  In the meantime, we have two clubs that we're looking forward to working with (announcements forthwith, following all requisite dotting of t's and crossing of i's), and we're on the hunt for more, so why not get while the getting's good?  I'm sure that our approach to sponsorship...

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Really?

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Seriously?  Seriously?!?!

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Kill 'Em With Kindness

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Is "perfectly nice" the new buzzword?  Some of the stuff I'm reading lately reminds me of a Victorian romance novel - "I DO find you ever so agreeable."  Take, for example, the recent CyclingNews review of the Canyon SLX.  Is it even possible that they've read this site and realized what a joke review verbiage has become?  They even take it out of invented acronyms.  Canyon's been doing what they do for a while, and it isn't just out of the blue that they are prominent to the point of sponsoring a ProTour team (at an approximate cost to the...

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