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Order: Level 1 Velominatus

Location: Mountlake Terrace, Wa

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Lifetime devotee to the Brotherhood of the Wheel. Breaking Away is the major influence of my life..have been a cyclist since my Dad and I saw the movie in the summer of '79. Started racing in 88, still do to this day, and have been a shop bike mechanic since 1991.

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The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in...

@Haldy's posts:

  1. The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.

    The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in the groupetto.

    A no drop, casually deliberate ride on October 18, 2014. Bring your directions, the road has choices, and maybe (maybe) you don’t want to get lost. There are bailout points for shorter rides. Bring supplies, as Coupeville is the only, but most logical place for refuel and rewater.

    In keeping with the ferry schedule and change in season daylight, we plan a V past VV start. Note that coin operated showers are available at the Langley marina. Bring quarters. Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley has post ride food and malted recovery beverages, including the kind that come from a far off land renowned for its Islay and Highland (inter alia) versions.

    Ride directions here.

    Start/end: South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse.

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    Date/Time
    Date - October 18, 2014
    10:05 AM - 4:15 PM

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    South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse

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  2. The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.

    The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in the groupetto.

    A no drop, casually deliberate ride on October 18, 2014. Bring your directions, the road has choices, and maybe (maybe) you don’t want to get lost. There are bailout points for shorter rides. Bring supplies, as Coupeville is the only, but most logical place for refuel and rewater.

    In keeping with the ferry schedule and change in season daylight, we plan a V past VV start. Note that coin operated showers are available at the Langley marina. Bring quarters. Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley has post ride food and malted recovery beverages, including the kind that come from a far off land renowned for its Islay and Highland (inter alia) versions.

    Ride directions here.

    Start/end: South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - October 18, 2014
    10:05 AM - 4:15 PM

    Location
    South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

I love wine. I mean, I like beer and scotch and can’t resist ordering a Vesper whenever I pretend to be a gentleman spy, but I love wine. As a semi-professional drinker, the biggest worry I have is that should my as-yet undiagnosed problem with alcohol become a diagnosed problem with alcohol, I’d have to stop drinking wine. A full...

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  1. @frank It’s certainly alot of fun! »

The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in...

@Haldy's posts:

  1. The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.

    The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in the groupetto.

    A no drop, casually deliberate ride on October 18, 2014. Bring your directions, the road has choices, and maybe (maybe) you don’t want to get lost. There are bailout points for shorter rides. Bring supplies, as Coupeville is the only, but most logical place for refuel and rewater.

    In keeping with the ferry schedule and change in season daylight, we plan a V past VV start. Note that coin operated showers are available at the Langley marina. Bring quarters. Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley has post ride food and malted recovery beverages, including the kind that come from a far off land renowned for its Islay and Highland (inter alia) versions.

    Ride directions here.

    Start/end: South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - October 18, 2014
    10:05 AM - 4:15 PM

    Location
    South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

I love wine. I mean, I like beer and scotch and can’t resist ordering a Vesper whenever I pretend to be a gentleman spy, but I love wine. As a semi-professional drinker, the biggest worry I have is that should my as-yet undiagnosed problem with alcohol become a diagnosed problem with alcohol, I’d have to stop drinking wine. A full...

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  1. Another practice option..good old grasstrack sessions. My couch runs them down at Paortland with many of his athlete’s down there. An open grassfield, single speed beater bikes…lots of fun! The Gauntlet is the favorite session ending drill. Each rider t… »

  2. @frank Well…..you do have to take the track class where they teach some of those handling skills…and then you have to upgrade a few categories before you can ride the Madison or Miss n out…. 28’s? Which ones? I had my nice 25mm Pave CG’s show up… »

  3. @cognition I believe there is one this Saturday….. »

  4. Want to hone bike handling skills…take up track racing if there is a velodrome near you. Lots of little bike handling nuances learned there! Especially when in a 30+ rider Miss-n-out, or a Madison with 16 teams. »

Doing things the hard way is a luxury. It says to the world that we’ve beat evolution; intelligence is no match for technology and economy is no match for indulgence. We need only step a bit outside our bubble to realize the scale of the illusion, but nevertheless it has become reality for many of us who live our lives happily and fortuna...

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  1. @frank I love how they confound you so…. »

  2. Meant..V-bike with a single ring in a race… »

  3. @PeakInTwoYears A V-bike in a race..? Wouldn’t that be any track bike..? »

Attention, this is the final event on the Men’s VSP calendar for 2014. There is one more Women’s event to come. We may already have a winner of this years over-all but the rest of the podium could be up for grabs. @il muro di manayunk has broken away and I’m not sure @steampunk is going to chase him down. Has everyone noticed how...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Degenkolb 2. Demare 3. Van Avermart 4. Morkov 5. Keisse »

This carbon wheel issue has been burning a hole in my soul for so long. The twin headed snake of thrift and indecision (not such an impressive snake as far as twin headed snakes go) held me at the impasse for years. Having @mauibike commit to all carbon for his lifetime wheelset needs got me hot. Seeing Fabs winning Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde on...

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  1. @davidlhill Yes, there are quite a few of those out there as well, but I have watched people run into things because they were trying to use their subtle, inconspicuous mirrors Or, just as bad, crash because they hit the mirror on something. »

  2. @Ken Ho I am not gonna sit here and say that helmets look good. They surely do not. But in my 20+ years of racing..helmets have saved my life on 3 occasions, and when I hit the deck I was going far faster than 20kph… As for the mirror…well…neverm… »

  3. @Ken Ho Ironic..really? Mirrors are just plain ugly. Does you neck not function? Helmets genuinely keep you alive when used for it’s intended function..in the vast majority of cases mirrors create the illusion of safety. I often see more people weaving… »

Life is full of surprises. Some you don’t want, like a funnel web in a shoe, while others are completely unexpected but more than welcome, even if you are then left with figuring out the hows, whys and HOW?s of the serendipitous conundrum now presented to you.This is how I now feel, after fate knocked at my door via a source that doesn’...

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  1. @frank The choice is obvious…you must get the Hampsten…I mean..really? There is another choice? »

Doing things the hard way is a luxury. It says to the world that we’ve beat evolution; intelligence is no match for technology and economy is no match for indulgence. We need only step a bit outside our bubble to realize the scale of the illusion, but nevertheless it has become reality for many of us who live our lives happily and fortuna...

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  1. @frank Wait…I thought this article was about how Frank was trying to get KenHo to sniff a bunch of Acetone as revenge for giving him crap about a Rule #66 violation… »

  2. @frank Do it, put it on the #1, I won’t tell anybody. »

  3. @frank I shall try to not read your drivel, and just wing it. »

  4. @frank Ahh….yes…lightly applied it’s probably safe, but in my line of work I often see the results of folks that think that if a little is good, more is better. »

  5. @frank Somebody here has to keep you on your toes! »

  6. @wilburrox It wasn’t me that was dissing electronic shifting..it was @ChrisO, I was poking a bit of fun at him…I am of the opinion that electronic shifting doesn’t in itself solve any problems we were having, but in it’s creation mechanical systems h… »

  7. @Ccos No worries..one, I am sure that Frank knows its in jest( it’s the point here after all isn’t it), and two…if he doesn’t, he knows where to find me. ;-) »

  8. @Ken Ho While acetone won’t do anything to the actual carbon fiber, it does attack and break down the resins that hold everything together. »

  9. @ChrisO Well played..I sense some of Frank’s Creative Dutchery in point reversing at use….and I guess I am old school as a born( as a cyclist) down tube shifter user. Are you suggesting I stop reading Frank’s drivel and just comment as I see fit? »