Pugsley with H Bars

In Eastern Washington we used to ride the irrigation canals for miles – a beast bike like this would rule those gravel roads.

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Indict this Bike

That’s Tyler Hamilton’s b-bike from a previous tour, bought by a local racer. Suspcious that it was part of a bikes for dope program? It says Postal on it! The owner is waiting for a subpoena.

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He’d remove the fenders and that crazy amount of stack height for a proper perp walk.

Today the enemy was WIND!

Seven hours and ten minutes into a ride, Carina Berlingeri shot this photo of Stefan Rohner. Various caption options include, “concerned about the next 50 minutes and the final climb.”

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Back in the Day: the Tuck

When no one was making any real money at this sport, bike racers would employ all sorts of cheap tricks to win, including the tuck.

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Pulling your shorts up high to hold your jersey in place, was a “poor-man’s skinsuit.” Also note the old-school, banged up saddle. A saddle used to last a lifetime.

Photo: Christopher Shaun Newman of his teammates Richard DiGiacomo and Johnny Poux, at the Harlem Crit in the Summer of 1982. Spotted on Facebook.

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