1. 13:14 20th Apr 2014

    Notes: 138

    Reblogged from cyclocosm

    cyclocosm:

Gerrans placed 3rd at Amstel Gold, but seems to have DNF’d the podium. #chugsnotdrugs

It’s been a good season for recovery beers

    cyclocosm:

    Gerrans placed 3rd at Amstel Gold, but seems to have DNF’d the podium. #chugsnotdrugs

    It’s been a good season for recovery beers

     
  2. 11:24 18th Apr 2014

    Notes: 460

    Reblogged from aljazeeraamerica

    It is amazing to me that the conservative working class (especially the working poor) has been so captivated (and captured) by corporate America that they fight fang and claw to keep themselves on the bottom end of increasing economic disparity, and to make the wealthy, wealthier at the expense of worker.

    In the 4th century BCE, Plato said that neither oligarchy nor democracy are suitable systems to bring about social justice. An Oligarchy—rule by the few and the wealthy—is unacceptable because the wealthy are only interested in their own appetites and will exploit the workers for gain. But Democracy will not lead to social justice either, because the public, by and large, is ignorant of the functions of government, and by that lack of information, they are easily misled by the emotional rhetoric of self-serving politicians.

    Even back in Plato’s time, the two major political parties in Athens were the Oligarchs and the Liberals. The Oligarchs wanted precisely what conservative “leaders” want today—an oligarchy. The Liberals wanted all men to be equal and have equal voice—same as today.

    The process of good propaganda is clear:

    1. Demonize a word (such as “liberal”) by using it always in a negative sentence, preferably as emotion-generating as possible (falsehoods actually work better than truth). Give the word no quarter and never speak it in a positive sentence. Because of the constant demonization of the word, long and loudly, many in the public will come to hate the word and everything associated with it.

    2, Now, attach any person or policy to the word, and the person or policy comes to be hated as well.

    Evidence? Take a look at Newt Gingrich’s memo to GOPAC back when the political division was not as bad as today: Google “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control.” Yes, the conservatives started this well before Gingrich wrote the memo, but it did serve to clarify and consolidate the political methodology of the Right Wing. This was greatly enhanced by the rise of the neoconservatives.

    So, here we are, a corporatocracy, slipping quickly into an oligarchy with the help of the corporatist conservative Supreme Court.

    — 

    Max Furr on Gap between executive pay and worker wages continues to grow

    Read more top comments here, and see what others are saying on our Community Hub

    (via aljazeeraamerica)

     
  3. 20:18 17th Apr 2014

    Notes: 15

    Reblogged from cyclocosm

    image: Download

    cyclocosm:

Apparently this is real? And already crashed?
(via @raceradio)

Hahaha this is the best #tommeke #tommeke4ever #vino4ever

    cyclocosm:

    Apparently this is real? And already crashed?

    (via @raceradio)

    Hahaha this is the best #tommeke #tommeke4ever #vino4ever

     
  4. 22:02 15th Apr 2014

    Notes: 139

    Reblogged from cyclocosm

    cyclocosm:

The winning move at Roubaix 2014. Watch closely.
[huge, huge thanks to @supcat for the spot]

Attack from the back

    cyclocosm:

    The winning move at Roubaix 2014. Watch closely.

    [huge, huge thanks to @supcat for the spot]

    Attack from the back

     
  5. 23:29 5th Apr 2014

    Notes: 22

    Reblogged from cyclocosm

    By and large, the average store-bought bike with Ultegra or better parts has the potential for being all the bike most people may ever want.
    — Richard Sachs, 1996 (via cyclocosm)

    Ride your damn bike

     
  6. 11:20 4th Apr 2014

    Notes: 887

    Reblogged from liefplus

    image: Download

     
  7. 08:33 18th Mar 2014

    Notes: 393

    Reblogged from waxandmilk

    lettertojane:

    Sorry I had to put all the photos of pure ice cream bliss in one place. 

    Keeping up with Kanye would be the best show on TV

     
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  9. 18:02 6th Mar 2014

    Notes: 1009

    Reblogged from thechurchofcycling

    natethegreat1001:

    thechurchofcycling:

    X on!

    Can’t stop won’t stop

    And road season hasn’t even started yet…

     
  10. 17:04 27th Feb 2014

    Notes: 70

    Reblogged from cyclocosm

    cyclocosm:

    Submitted for your approval—Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault riding a tandem.

    I can only imagine the battle that went on deciding who got to sit in front.

    (cut from a longer version here, h/t Sean Coffey)