I see them as being written by people (Americans) with a love of the (European-based) sport and an appreciation of it’s heritage, but mix the romance with a sense of the absurd.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
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funny, surfing on here with ITV4’s 2012 TdeF Review on, just shown the stage where Wiggins stops the racing to allow Evans (beset by punctures from sabotage tacks) to catch up, then later the whole BMC team salute the other team cars as they pass them near the finish. Knock it and “doper” ridicule it all you want, but road racing is full of rules, etiquette, drama, honour and romance. The velominati guys get it, even if you don’t.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
There are some useful nuggets in the Rules. I love my cheapo road bike. Do I even remotely follow the bulk of the rules? Hell no. I hate stuffed jersey pockets. I like big bidons, my pump is on the frame and there are 10mm of spacers under my stem.
Its all riding bikes. And (I think) they are meant to be taken with a pinch of salt or some kind of post ride recovery mineral mix from a perfectly colour coordinated 500ml bidon taken from a minimalist carbon bottle cage – down tube only).Posted 4 years ago
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