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an epiphany

It has come to the editorial board’s attention that we may be preventing some gullible individuals from riding their bike by attracting them to their fones and computers. Further, we have learned to our horror that blogging is considered to be a form of social media, however removed from actual social interaction that may be.

We, the editorial board, must reconsider our lunch time activity of disseminating cycling truth and beauty!

So please, while we examine our navels and work on our product line, turn off your device and go outside and play. Thank you.

Bike ride. Wheeeeee!

Can’t afford our new WeatherVane Breeks? Then get this classy Pin!

You say you can’t afford the pricey new WeatherVane Breeks, or perhaps you do have them and absolutely looove them but don’t feel comfortable in those boardroom meetings wearing the finest performance cycling breeks available today? Well, have we got the solution for you!

Purchase our WeatherVane Breeks Pin! Yes! Get a dozen – pass them out, wear them on your lapel at political rallys and shout your ideology in confidence; pin them on your loved ones, and let everyone know the stuff you are full of.

Our artisinally procured and designed pin will satisfy all your vanity needs for the foreseeable future – until we come out with our WeatherVane Bibs, that is

Purchase your WeatherVane Breeks Pin at our webstore today! Not to be confused with our competitors who are pushing squares wearing jorts.

Introducing WeatherVane Breeks for the Performance Cyclist

WeatherVane Breeks are equally suited to your spirited rides on MiniVelos, as well as on a fine Randonneuse

Finding the finest cyclewear for your cycling needs is no longer the arduous task of perusing amazon prime! Introducing WeatherVane Breeks the finest cyclewear that will add to your cycling pleasure nearly as much as a packet of illicit oscillating gnome randodecahedrons wiggling around in your trousers!

Our team of researchers have developed the WeatherVane Breeks in such a manner that wearing a pair will lower your randonnee times by 20% or more!

WeatherVane spokesmodel Susan B has this to say: ‘Nothing will improve your comfort on a grand randonnee more than a pair of WeatherVane Breeks! WeatherVane Breeks compare favorably with a 5mm thick layer of bagbalm in your nether regions for overall comfort and cycling pleasure.

Preliminary coast down tests have confirmed superior coasting speeds and corner adhesion while sporting a pair of WeatherVane Breeks!

Purchase WeatherVane Breeks in our webstore today!

WeatherVane Historians unearth original quote from Susan B

News Flash WeatherVane supple tire purchasers, worshipers and (we’d rather not think about it) lovers!

Intrepid WeatherVane Supple Tire historians have unearthed what is believed to be the original quote that somehow, perhaps by non-supple, standard tire purveyors, had been altered to the version previously and innocently published here in the pages of Competitive Randonneuring and Commuting.

“This new discovery is both shocking and vindicating for us at WeatherVane” states Jayne Hienie, Marketing and Product Placement Coordinator for WeatherVane Supple Tires. “Who’d of thought Susan B was thinking of us long before our product launch and media blitz campaign.”

here is the correct quote from Susan B, unearthed by Jayne:

“I think the Supple Tyre has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world and nothing has been as joyful to experience as a WeatherVane Supple Tyre. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike equipped with WeatherVane Supple Tyres. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood on the finest tyres available, WeatherVane Supple Tyres.”
—Susan B  (1982-)

Susan B leading a recent women’s suffrage rights ride on WeatherVane Supple Tyres

Purchase WeatherVane Supple Tires and secure future happiness and freedoms for all thinking women (and everyone else, too) TODAY!

And now a quote from Susan B Anthony

WeatherVane Supple Tires endorses Women’s Rights and Freedoms to purchase and worship the Supple Tires of their own choosing.

“I think the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood.”
—Susan B Anthony (1820-1906)

Purchase WeatherVane Supple Tires and secure your future happiness and freedoms TODAY!

A Word from our Editorial Board

QB Editorial Board

QB Editorial Board

It appears the Competitlve Randonneuring and Commuting website has been temporarily hijacked by Russian antifeminist fake news propagators. We were out marching and organizing for women’s rights and didn’t notice until now, so to allay any fears about recent content posted on the site, we’d like to share a poem:

The Day Women Cyclists Took Over

There’s something ’bout this day that seem good to me
When cyclists I ain’t like is showin’ love to me
Good food and the mood and the bike lanes is free
Peace and free is the frequency
This is the day women cyclists took over
No longer over your shoulder do you have to look over
Imagine, car is now over
Commuters get medals for being courageous soldiers
On dollars, it’s Paulette Porthault, Jeannie and Lyli
The mayor, the shah is Jacquie P
Hoods feel safer, families feel closer
We all drunk in love with no need to be sober
No more randbro hashtags or mansplaining about tools
We all learn how to fix a flat before we leave grade school
We get high grade Rivet saddles, at the lowest
Prices, we leave all cars lifeless
We puttin’ women on the podium, not behind it again
Even the word supple, we put it out of our minds
Monthly free doses of Motrin and Valerian
For your menstrual, it’s no more minstrel shows
Depictin’ women as ignorant simple hoes
It’s more love songs from the radio
Respect for the ladies who crush it, you can hear it in the flow
Egos aside, for each other we climb
Since they done give us a life, the whole world feel alive

Oh, when women cyclists take over the world
Oh, every woman, boy and girl
Oh, maybe one day, we will see
Peace and unity the way it’s meant to be

In solidarity,
CRC Editorial Board

How to Reheat and Remount your Supple Tires for that Freshly Plumped Feel we all Need

WeatherVane Supple Tires are recommended for all of your Supple Tire needs.

Homemade Supple Tires are such a delight. But what to do when they are a week or more old? Read further, fellow suppletireaholic, and learn how to do yourself right!

A freshly reheated supple tire is moist and delicious, but after remounting, that crispy, succulent supple tire often becomes tough, dry and flavorless. Whether you’re remounting a supple tire from your LBS or a pair you bought from Britain, proper remounting retains the flavor and texture of the supple tire.

No matter what remounting method you choose, the most important thing is to remount your supple tire safely. Use a supple tire durometer to ensure the supple tire reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with a large piece of aluminum foil. The foil should be large enough to extend beyond the sides of the baking sheet.

Step 3

Place the supple tire in the center of the baking sheet. Pull the sides of the aluminum foil up and wrap the supple tire tightly with the foil.

Step 4

Remount the supple tire until the internal temperature of the meat registers at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer.


Step 1

Place the supple tire on a microwave-safe plate or dish. If you are remounting pieces, place the largest, meatiest pieces towards the outside of the dish and smaller pieces in the center. Tires on the outer edge of the dish remount faster.

Step 2

Cover the supple tire with sauce such as supple tire sauce, teriyaki sauce or cream of mushroom soup. Liquid or coating mix isn’t required, but will ensure the remounted supple tire is moist and delicious.

Step 3

Place a piece of microwave-safe plastic wrap over the dish. If you use regular plastic wrap, don’t allow the plastic to touch the supple tire, as the plastic can melt and transfer the chemicals in the plastic to the supple tire.

Step 4

Microwave the supple tire for two to three minutes, then turn the pieces over and stir the sauce. Resume microwaving for an additional two to three minutes, or until the center of the thickest piece of supple tire is reheated to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remounting time varies depending on the amount and size of the supple tire and the power of your microwave oven.


Use only microwave-safe plates or containers when remounting supple tire in the microwave. Avoid containers such as yogurt, margarine or cottage cheese containers, as the supple tire may get hot enough to melt the container or start a fire.


To use a meat thermometer, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the supple tire. Don’t push the thermometer into a sidewall area. Be sure the thermometer isn’t touching the bead.

Keep your supple tires away from your gnomes and randodecahedrons, they will eat your supple tires if you are not paying attention.

Things You’ll Need

Baking sheet

Aluminum foil

Meat thermometer

Microwave-safe plate or dish

Supple Tire Sauce or coating mix

Gnome and Microwave-safe plastic wrap