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The Myth of the Open Road

Thanks to Kris Skinner for sending this to me. >> Read more: Bikeyface » The Myth of the Open Road

A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit

I’ve said before that the real difference between a lot of elite athletes–especially cyclists–is not in the muscles but in the mind. On a killer mountain, or a fast stretch, it’s your mind that often wants to back down first. You have to train yourself to keep pushing in those situations. (I like to think …

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A Brief History of Bicycles in Los Angeles

Los Angeles public TV station KCET presents A Brief History of Bicycles in the Los Angeles Area on their blog. For everyone interested in bicycles or LA history–or both!–the article includes some wonderful photos of a bike-friendly LA from a century ago. One particular bit of note: Seeking to capitalize on popular interest in the sport, …

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Glory Through Suffering in Cycling

From the ever-elegant Rapha: Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain… Once, someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ’Pleasure?’ I said. ’I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do …

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Danish Bike Superhighway

Bicycling Magazine reports on Copenhagen’s plans for a bike superhighway. According to the report: Considered one of Europe’s two “bicycle capitals” along with Amsterdam, Copenhagen counts more bicycles than people and cycling is so popular that its numerous bike paths can become congested. Two-wheeler traffic jams are especially regular on the main Noerrebrogade thoroughfare used …

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How do cycling teams work?

Since it’s been too long since my last post, here’s a quick primer on team cycling for all you curious folks out there! >> Link: How do cycling teams work? | Slate Magazine

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