Month: August 2015

Pinarello VENETO– New Vintage Bike

This is a nice looking vintage ride! But $3500 seems a bit steep, even for a Pinarello. Wabi just released a new racing bike – the Lightning RE – that’s worth taking a serious look at.

Secondrate Cyclist

The students and teachers are out for spring break this time of year. I mostly spend my time riding my bike, working a little in the yard, turkey hunting, and hanging out at the Bike Pedaler in Columbus, Georgia. It was at the bike shop when I spotted this gem being assembled. It is the new old school bike from Pinarello and is a beauty to behold. There are only 500 of them made, and the shop owner said this one is the only one that has been imported into the United States, at this point.

The paint on the steel frame is gorgeous. It has a deep pearl-like luster to it. I like the down tube shifters (ignore the zip ties . . . the bike was being built when I took these pictures). The only thing that I would have liked to have seen is a true throw-back bike…

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Peter Foster: The Left’s Enemies List

Financial Post

Almost 20 years ago, American humourist P.J. O’Rourke produced The Enemies List: A Vigilant Journalist’s Plea for New Red Scare. It sought to revive the best traditions of McCarthyism by fingering people with silly and/or dangerous ideas, from Yoko Ono to the “entire country of Sweden.” Most targets were on the left, although O’Rourke included Donald Trump because he didn’t like him. As he wrote, “if McCarthyism isn’t good for settling grudges, what is it good for?”

O’Rourke’s brilliant concept came to mind when perusing a new book of essays: “Canada After Harper: His ideology-fuelled attack on Canadian society and values, and how we can resist and create the country we want.” Its contributors – ranging from David Suzuki through Maude Barlow to Linda McQuaig, with guest appearances from Harper haters in rationalists’ clothing, such as former Clerk of the Privy Council Alex Himelfarb and former Parliamentary Budget Office Kevin…

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Do You Need A Shower?

The Discerning Cyclist review’s Muc Off’s Dry Shower. Check out the Discerning Cyclist for more reviews, guides and cycling tips.

Here’s the Muc-Off commercial. Shouldn’t he have used the dry-shower before he went into the tent? And why didn’t she use it? What – women don’t sweat?

Anyway – I think I’m going to try it.

I commute to work everyday and I don’t shower when I get to the office. I just use a sports towel and let my self dry off naturally. Seems to work for me……but maybe people just aren’t telling me the truth?