I do t actually feel that bad ….. Still going to do another park run in the morning.

Garmin info on recovery:

Recovery check

The recovery check provides a real-time indication of your state of recovery within the first several minutes of an activity.

Recovery time

The recovery time appears immediately following an activity. The time counts down until it is optimal for you to attempt another hard workout.

Whack it – not the best way to hit the boards

Last Lap of the 1958 Tour de France Original caption: Editor’s notes: Paris, July 19, 1958. 45th “Tour de France” (Brussels-Paris). Dramatic fall of the French rider Andre Darrigade (who’d already won 5 laps) on the Parc des Princes track, at the arrival of the 24th and last lap disputed between Dijon and Paris. He slams into a track official who was too close to the track.

But the accident pictured above was severe. On 19 July 1958 the Tour finished at the Parc des Princes in western Paris. The 70-year-old sécrétaire-général of the stadium, Constant Wouters ran across the grass in the centre of the ground to prevent photographers encroaching on the track. The journalists hid the riders and Wouters from each other and Darrigade rode into Wouters as he stepped on to the track. Darrigade was lifted from his bike and turned round and Wouters thrown into the air. Both fell heavily and were taken to hospital.

Wouters was treated at the nearby Boucicaut medical centre but died on 31 July.

Darrigade cracked his skull and broke ribs. He was able to return before the end of the meeting to take a lap of honour.

reblog: A Nest for Your Fabergé Eggs — Chikashi Miyamoto

Despite many dedicated fans, there are many reasons to laugh at or about Assos. The hideous, puerile graphics. I honestly don’t think there is such a thing as a cool cycling kit in the same way that there is no such thing as a cool golf kit. (The test being whether any sane, self-respecting non-practitioner […]

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Soma Fabrications Grand Randonneur v. 2 Build Review

Beautiful, isn’t it?  But what a pain in the ass. The reason constructeurs built all of their own components was out of necessity, not vanity. I think I have enough spares to build a whole other bike.  To spare you my agony, here’s what worked: Wheels: Velocity Synergy, laced to a Campagnolo Veloce rear […]