This week in my peloton column I get up on my tiny soap box and two podiums. 

Column is here. 

Thanks for reading! 

Picturesque as fuck. 

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There’s a self service carwash nearby. 
Pressure is going to depend on your weight. But my biggest recommendation is get the fattest tire your cross bike can fit. That is going to improve pretty much everything. 
It’s just where I like my hoods for cross. 

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There’s a self service carwash nearby. 

Pressure is going to depend on your weight. But my biggest recommendation is get the fattest tire your cross bike can fit. That is going to improve pretty much everything. 

It’s just where I like my hoods for cross. 

The 2014/2015 House Industries/Simplehuman/Richard Sachs kits are available for purchase. Don’t miss your chance! 

All the info is here. 

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So I haven’t really thought about this much since I’ve been on custom bikes for the last three years. But in general I would say yes to the shorter top tube and no to the taller head tube. Also it’s easier to make a slightly smaller frame fit then the other way around. 
Yes.
Just glue.
I rode them both days at Nittany. Seem like a great tire for fast, flat, dry, and mostly non technical courses but I’ll keep trying them on different terrain and see what the limits are. 

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So I haven’t really thought about this much since I’ve been on custom bikes for the last three years. But in general I would say yes to the shorter top tube and no to the taller head tube. Also it’s easier to make a slightly smaller frame fit then the other way around. 

Yes.

Just glue.

I rode them both days at Nittany. Seem like a great tire for fast, flat, dry, and mostly non technical courses but I’ll keep trying them on different terrain and see what the limits are. 

I feel like we talked about this last season and the season before and the season before that. But it keeps coming up. Throwing beer on riders is not heckling. 

The video above is queued to a post race interview with Lars Van Der Haar. His message is simple and to the point. 

In general I think heckling is dumb. I don’t understand the point of jeering and yelling insults even joking ones. I’d rather cheer my friends on then put them down. I have heard some really funny and smart heckles but for everyone one of those I’ve heard nine others that were just mean or straight up hateful. People yelling homophobic slurs in Kentucky comes to mind. And honestly throwing ANYTHING at all at racers, doesn’t matter if they are a cat 5 or a pro, is terrible and embarrassing to the entire cyclocross community. 

I’m writing columns about cross for Peloton Magazine again. Check it out! 

All photos by Christian Thormann

Question dump. Top too bottom.
They certainly don’t add anything. That’s why they are called “junk miles”. But I don’t think he feels anything about them. They are a fact of like that we deal with like anything else.
Nothing. He’s doing great. Just missed the podium twice this past weekend at Nittany. Dude is going to tear it up this year.
Practice. Excessively.
Negative.  

Question dump. Top too bottom.

They certainly don’t add anything. That’s why they are called “junk miles”. But I don’t think he feels anything about them. They are a fact of like that we deal with like anything else.

Nothing. He’s doing great. Just missed the podium twice this past weekend at Nittany. Dude is going to tear it up this year.

Practice. Excessively.

Negative.  

First race of the season is tomorrow. Bikes are ready to go.