Monthly Archives: April 2012

Specialized Romin goes to Kentucky

I’ve now done about 200 miles on my Specialized Romin saddle and so far the smile hasn’t worn off my face.  Upon first look I never thought I could be comfortable on this kind of saddle.  I’ve always felt cutouts were a … Continue reading

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Saddle shopping

A couple of years ago I was having trouble with all the saddles I owned and tried a few new ones, the San Marco Rolls and San Marco Regal.  Both saddles fixed my saddle sore problems and the Regal provided … Continue reading

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Philippe Gilbert: An image of suffering

If you don’t follow racing then you don’t know that you’re looking at two of the toughest hardmen of the pelotonFabian Cancellara and Philippe Gilbert.  Last year Gilbert was unstoppable winning classics, monuments and grand tour stages.  He was gobbled up at the end of … Continue reading

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Motion Computing LE1700

The posts concerning my experiments with the Motion M1400 tablet computer have been among the most popular I’ve written for this blog so apparently there are people out there interested in this stuff, so I’ve added a new tablet to the … Continue reading

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The News from Mattville

Last week I began antibiotic infusions for the wound left by my wrist surgery that has never properly healed.  I spend a couple of hours in a hospital room while an IV diligently squirts out a potent antibiotic.  I was not looking … Continue reading

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We need Keirin Racing in America

If you are not familiar Keirin is a type of track racing where a pacer leads a group of track cyclists around increasing speed until only about 2 laps are left.  This prevents any one rider from having to break wind … Continue reading

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It’s all Green in the Shawnee

Oddly enough I didn’t ride much this Easter weekend.  I did spend some time in the Shawnee hiking, and it was an excellent weekend to be in the woods.  Temperatures were in the mid 60s, the trails were dry and … Continue reading

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