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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...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Teocalli Couldn’t say enough good things about that frame, if you’re in the UK do it. and that bike just cost me a De Rosa 888 with Chorus (finally got her off Group San)for the Mrs Daccordi, harsh week for the bank account! »

  2. @Mikael Liddy I’ll still ride the Daccordi, love that bike.This will be the race and special events bike. I think I’ve opened a can of worms though. Mrs Daccordi was seen wandering the house this morning muttering about how her bike is 5 years old and a… »

  3. Photo, sorry, thought I was logged in.. »

  4. I bought a new bike, bit excited. Decked out with Record Gruppo! Only done 70 k’s so far but it’s pretty awesome. »

For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving the ride date further back in to the middle of the Australian summer (shaddup, it worked fine last time)!

    Some of the other capital cities in Australia would hate to admit it, but for the last week in January, the cycling focus lands squarely on Adelaide & under that spotlight we’re going to run the first of two SA based Cogals for 2015 on the Saturday preceding the Santos Tour Down Under.

    Make no mistake, this course will require generous helpings of rules 5 & 10. The course as it stands is about 120k with 2,700m of climbing, including the now well known Corkscrew rd.

    Come & join us on January 17th, We’ll start at a lovely French cafe, empty your climbing legs up in the hills & then return to the Belgian Beer Cafe for recovery beverages before heading in to the tour village to watch the team presos.

    Strava Route is here.

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    Date - January 17, 2015
    9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Hey Jupiter

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Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Gianni Spaniards are hilarious, its like they don’t all speak the same language the way they get confused and blame each other for not racing. Damn Froome is a tough bugger, ugly on a bike but will not give up. Bertie hit him with everything, then Puri… »

The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.- Virginia WoolfOur actions lie on the horizon of the present, in that swirling cloud where fantasy turns into reality. To plan is to cast a shadow into the future, to attempt to lay shape to the unknown. As the present merges with the future, reality will try our plans on for s...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @harminator  I was nervous the first couple of times but you get used to it pretty quick. Great challenge to learn to ride properly in synch with another person. Really makes you think about what you do, and how to get better. »

  2. That’s me on the front showing the barest hint of calf muscle. But I think we can agree in the calf department I’m pretty much fully optimised! »

  3. Frank, who needs calves anyway. I’ve lived my whole life without a set, I think it saves weight! »

Never forget your roots, they say… OK, I’m a child of the 70’s, and back then bicycles were as big a part of my life as they are today. We’d always be out riding, building tracks and jumps, and tinkering with our Dragsters, stripping them down to emulate our motocross heroes, with varying results.All these memories came f...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. I had a Malvern Star Dragster, mid 70’s into the 80’s. Mine was a budget model, no t-bar shifter but I could get it round a BMX track just fine. I lusted over a Redline or Diamondback but the old dragster just wouldn’t die no matter what I did to it. Then… »

The race of the funny hat.Every team seems to have included one or two riders fresh off the Tour. One would either feel ruined or unbeatable a week after that slug fest, more than likely, ruined. I imagine there are a few riders dodging calls from their directors this week. Continue reading...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Yates Boys. They are going to be stars, I’ve just submitted their Australian Residency applications for them. None of us like Valverde much, but shit he knows how to win a race. That was a masterclass in pacing himself on that last climb and putting in t… »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. The site seems to be running again. Gianni must’ve been dispatched to pour beer into it again. Good work! »

  2. Gutted for Bertie and the rest of our viewing pleasure. Can Richie take the fight to Nibbles? I hope so and want him to do well, but it’s almost impossible for an Aussie to cheer for Sky. It’s like an Aussie is captain of the English cricket team, you’re … »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Valverde 3. Froome 4. Purito 5. Rolland »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Only 11 Aussies in the peloton, 9 Yanks. What’s going on England? Poor show chaps. I hope Bertie hits this one out of the park. »

Climbing is something I enjoy more than I am good at it; any time I see a new road pointing up to the heavens, I find myself irresistibly drawn to explore where it leads. Every season I come to the conclusion that my training routes are all very hilly and I arrive at the brilliant idea that I should plot out a new course which seeks out the flatt...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @VeloSix It’s interesting to see what people’s tactics are in approaching KOM’s in races. I have a pretty good success rate being more of a goat myself. We use Old Willunga and nearby Wickhams hill in these races. They are 10 minute 3km climbs that bot… »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @frank Which would lead you to wonder why Pettachi is left out, surely they need a climbing domestique? »

  2. @piwakawaka Was a great couple of days. Great watching Bertie soar. Interesting to note he was the only guy Sur le Plaque on those last two climbs. Showing some real strength. »

There are two ways in life to be good at something. The first way is the most obvious, which is to actually be good at something. This is harder than it sounds because you need things like skills, talent, fortitude, and light sabers. The other way doesn’t require those things but it has its own challenges; basically, you have to be holistical...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Is #21 Luca Paolini’s dad? »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Pretty pumped to see how these next few days play out. Stelvio and Gavia followed by Zoncolan in one week is some kind of viewing heaven! Still hoping the old man toughs it out whist each of the young uns suffer a bad day. With the cold and damp a great p… »

“You ruined a heap of photos!” Not the words you want to hear when the photos in question are ones you didn’t shoot, but were in. “How?” “You’re too low, too compressed.” At least he didn’t say I was ugly. “And you’re ugly.”When you work with professional photographers, you pic...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Teocalli »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @minion Tyler blamed someone else for hitting the brakes in front of him, big bunch going through a tight corner, who could have  seen that coming…. »

  2. Tyler doesn’t need luck, he needs to learn to ride a bike. Anyone who falls off that much isn’t out of luck, he is out of skill. The other guys must quake in fear when they see him near them. End rant. Cuddles continues to be spot on with his positioning… »

  3. Great win by the most Aussie Dutchman in the peloton, Pete Weening! »

  4. Bloody Hell, I’m top 10 even with J-Rod gone. »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

  • @DeKerr

    Indeed, great story. What year was it published? I could not find the date. Mentions Pharmstrong’s...

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