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YOGi “Wobbles on Cobbles”

by William Debois

Having only just returned from doing the Paris Roubaix Cyclotourisme organised by the Vélo Club de Roubaix, I sit here feeling quite smug! Why? Well, for many reasons. First, I covered the 210km route, which includes 53 km of the legendary Spring Classique’s cobbles in 8 hours and 12 minutes (about 7:45 riding time). Not an amazing time, but all things considered, it’s respectable, especially since no gear changes were involved. That’s right, I rode the event on my trusted steel fixed gear bike. I would not subject my lovely Trek Madone 5.5 to the kind of rough treatment that the cobbles promised. And I was right to choose such a basic bike. Read more…