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Velominatus: Buck Rogers

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Started road racing in 1987 in VT. Raced through college at UVM and then fell away from the true path and started running. Have been back now for about five years. Currently riding a 2007 Eddy Merkcx Premium SL with 2009 Dura-Ace STI groupo, Mavic Premium SL wheelset, Selle San Marco saddle and Cinelli stem and handlebars, a dream of a bike for me. Recently acquired a 1992 Team Motorola Eddy Merckx with all circa 1992 componentry. she has quickly become Bike #2. Also have a Lemond Poprad CX for bike #3. Still looking for bike #4 (i.e. n+1).

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Have you ever been told to take a good look at yourself? Usually it infers that you need to smarten up your ideas, get your shit together, shape up or ship out. If Viagra eyedrops had an advertising campaign, (or indeed existed), their tagline would be: “Take a long, hard look at yourself.”Most Cyclists need to take a long hard look at...

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  1. @ChrisO He said that he gave an artist free rein for a charity cause.  I pray to the LORD that he did not actually ask for dolphins and his faced airbrushed onto it! »

The Amstel Gold Race, 251 km from Maastricht to Valkenburg, the hard way. There appears to be no flat sections longer than ten meters. There are thirty-four mean little climbs to ruin the legs. We have moved on from the real Spring Classics. There is no rest in this VSP; The Ronde and Roubaix were amazing but we must continue. Legs that are smoked...

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  1. @unversio Yeah, as Paul Simon said, he’s Slip Sliding Away but this year the UnWonder Twins seem to have been on the shrink’s couch enough and might just have their heads together for this.  They have the form, I think,  a lot like Farrar, their bigest … »

  2. @xyxax Frahnk and Gianni are going to kick your a$$ when they see these monikers and try to figure them out.  But, if I am not mistaken, picks 2-5 are explaining your pick 1 and you will repost your real picks when Oddschecker finalizes the odds???  (Sm… »

  3. @Steampunk Exactly.  I saw his results from earlier and thought that he must be back on the juice but hell, he’s lining up and showing some form so I actually will not be surprised to see him make the final selection.  Should be interesting!  What I am… »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde (Malmerde) 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Dan Martin 5. D Rebellin »

It’s no secret that I’m prone to riding in the big ring as much as possible, mostly on account of my not being a giant sissy. In accordance with the ISO Non-Sissy Standard, I also never read instruction manuals or ask for directions when lost. I make sure to only rarely ask my VMH to turn up the radio when Adele comes on, usually follo...

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  1. @scaler911 Like most articles, I skipped the written part of your post @scaler911 but I must say that any article that elicits the posting of these photos (bar the last one) has earned its keep (Keeper)! Fucking AWESOME photos! »

  2. @Daccordi Rider You RACE with an EPMS?  Is this a strava “race”??? »

  3. Great article.  I will have to try this.  I have tried it before after hearing you praise this style in the past but it never seemed to work for me AT ALL. But, at the risk of being totally outside of The V popular opinion, no one has accelerated more be… »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

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  1. @RedRanger Just perfect!  Love his stuff! »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Vanmarke 3. Van Avermaet 4. Stybar 5. Boonen »

I had always imagined that de Ronde van Vlaanderen must be hardest race in the world. The way I worked it out – having never ridden the course of either event at the time – was that de Ronde had the same cobbles as Roubaix, but with 20% grades thrown in. It makes enough sense so long as you don’t know what you’re talking abo...

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  1. @Pedale.Forchetta Here endeth the lesson.  A-Fuckin-Merckx! Love your work Pedale! »

Here stands a man. A quiet man. A hard working man. A Belgian man. A man from a life of grit, cold, and rain.Here stands a man who has chosen a life of hard work and sacrifice; a hard life even within the context of Cycling. A man who spends long hours in the wind and in the rain, in the service of his team. A man who despite those long hours in...

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  1. @VeloJello Jesus.  Just saw the video.  What the FUCK???  Why/how was he jumping that curb anyways???  Was he totally pinched and had no where to go?  If he had not hit the woman he would have hit something else with that jump.  He was fucked as soon as… »

  2. @wiscot Just read on cyclingnews that she is in critical condition in the ICU and they are reporting that she underwent brain surgery.  But, who knows what actually happened.  Not good anyway you look at it. »

This needs no introduction. The Spring Classics are truly upon us. The course has been modified yet again, it is tougher? The riders make the race and the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen is loaded with racers who could win or make the Velominati VSP placings. Just to pick the winner will not be nearly as easy as it has been recently. There are small clo...

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  1. @ChrisO Agreed!  I think that I am finally coming around to actually not disliking Sparty.  Pure class and leading from the front.  Still love Tommeke the most but I guess that they are not mutually exclusive. Amazing.  And Sep now with two podiums.  G… »

  2. NOOOO WAYYYY!  Obviously NEVER thought that he could win the sprint!!! »

  3. Back up!!!  Sparty has to go from a distance, no???  He will not win the sprint from these four? »

  4. Ahhhhh!  My live feed just crashed!!!  Sucks!!!  But Sparty!!!  Man, total power.  League of his own. »

  5. FUCK ME!!!  Here we go!!!  Will the teammates make the difference or is Sparty just too strong!?!?!? »

Vlaanderen. Its no accident the Flemish word for Flanders starts with a V; there is nothing simple or easy about riding a bike here. If it isn’t wind, its steep bergs. If it isn’t tarmac, its cobbles. Most of the time, its all three. Oh, and the weather there sucks. In fact, Flanders doesn’t have weather – it has VVeather.De...

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  1. 3 out of 5 picked but in the wrong order.  So long Pink Lion of Flanders, I hardly knew ya. »

This needs no introduction. The Spring Classics are truly upon us. The course has been modified yet again, it is tougher? The riders make the race and the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen is loaded with racers who could win or make the Velominati VSP placings. Just to pick the winner will not be nearly as easy as it has been recently. There are small clo...

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  1. @unversio Lemand Anders???  Is this some wierd Phil Anderson/Greg LeMan cross bred kid??? »

  2. @scaler911 Yeah.  I see either Sparty winning or one of Boonen’s temamates, but not Tommeke.  I truly hope and pray that Tommeke wins but I think he will mark Sparty to the end and keep sending teammates off the front.  Any move that Boonen makes Sparty… »

  3. @Chris The ghosts that walk that field are many.  100 years out from WWI.  Hollowed ground for too many reasons right there. »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Boonen 3. Sagan 4. Van Marke 5. Terpstra »

Vlaanderen. Its no accident the Flemish word for Flanders starts with a V; there is nothing simple or easy about riding a bike here. If it isn’t wind, its steep bergs. If it isn’t tarmac, its cobbles. Most of the time, its all three. Oh, and the weather there sucks. In fact, Flanders doesn’t have weather – it has VVeather.De...

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  1. No Vos again?  Damn.  There goes my only sure pick! VSP PICKS: 1. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa 2. JOHANSSON Emma 3. WILD Kirsten 4. STEVENS Evelyn 5. VAN DIJK Ellen »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @Steampunk Excellent stuff!  But the wait time for a new Marinoni bike just went up by two years and the price for used ones just tripled! »