Out the Back

The good, the bad and the Shimano Sora in the world of cycling.

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livesoundz:

franco pellizotti was busted for doping on monday. what a tool. an extremely euro one, at the least.

Shit like this is why I have a love/hate relationship with pro cycling.

livesoundz:

franco pellizotti was busted for doping on monday. what a tool. an extremely euro one, at the least.

Shit like this is why I have a love/hate relationship with pro cycling.

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Cervelo Test Team continues with their Beyond the Peloton series. Looks pretty good!

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That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger - New York Times

741231:

A little bit insane….:

In a 2004 race, he turned to see himself pursued by a howling band of black-bearded men on horseback. ‘‘Mujahedeen, shooting at me,’’ he explains. ‘‘So I ride faster.’’

For Robic, his support crew serves as a second brain.

His system is straightforward. During the race, Robic’s brain is allowed control over choice of music (usually a mix of traditional Slovene marches and Lenny Kravitz), food selection and bathroom breaks. The second brain dictates everything else, including rest times, meal times, food amounts and even average speed. Unless Robic asks, he is not informed of the remaining mileage or even how many days are left in the race.