If you consider yourself a “roadie” then go hear (if you haven’t already)- http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/ -, read this – reread it – book mark it and read it again.
This is one of my favorite sites. It speaks of what cycling is to me. Sure I sometimes ride a fixie and I commute by bike, but riding a road bike and suffering from the effort is were my heart is. It comes down to no clocks, computers or satellites – just the bike & blood and guts.
What I love about this list is how spot on it is. I mean really spot on – 99,9% bang on. From the correct socks length to how to properly fill your jersey, to your position and manners while riding w/others. I couldn’t have listed/said it better myself.
What I hate about it is this: It takes so much time (years!), “effort” and “awareness of” road cycling why would you just give it all away? And when you do (or at least when I have) it doesn’t quite sink in. Why give this info to some douche on a 10K S-works who considers a good ride a good workout? Well this “new golfer” wouldn’t get any of it anyway so nothing wasted there…
For those of you who don’t know or have forgotten, CB is Cockney slang for “fuck it” (not the little chocolate wanker knob-gobbler from the movie) as in what ever or who cares, it’s-not-me-on-that-bike. Fuck what? Many of the things in the list actually. ie, white shorts, deep dish wheels when not racing and hairy legs just to name a few. Fuck it with a shrug of the shoulders – what ya gonna do? meh – charlie bucket…