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Velominatus: Ken Ho

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Pikey, based on the Southern Gold Coast, Australia

48 yr male, Gold Coast Australia, Bianchi Mono-Q, hates helmet laws with a bloody passion, riding a bike makes me feel like a kid, likes to skateboard too and lots of other stuff, mainly that they didn't teach in school. Currently sporting a recently installed titanium plate on my left collarbone. Actualy, thats out now They are still a good idea to fix busted wings.

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  1. So, I’m mildly confused.  As an article on the mental aspects of hill-climbing, it was not bad.  But the awkward attempt to include “sur la plaque” as part of the thought process didn’t really work. That rule should be re-written as ” use the right gear”… »

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  1. Niece piece.  I’ve been riding less over the last six months or so, but not really from lack of desire, just too much other stuff getting in the way, and a horrendous run of flats.  I think I flatted about 10 rides in a row, on 4 different bikes at one st… »

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  1. My car is a Mercedes Vito.  Say no more, squire !! It’s not a problem for me.  I know for a fact, that if I mounted bikes on the roof of any car, I would destroy them at some point.  I’ve gently massaged a surfboard on the roof of my van, and our recentl… »

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  1. @Fronk Dunno about the article.  I’m too slow to be competitive, so I don’t bother, but more importantly, that’s a cool song from Audioslave, and one I had not been aware of.   If I had to live in the US, it would be in Denver or Seattle.  It must be suc… »

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  1. I’m as stiff as they come, tried stretching a few years back, just made me sore and miserable. Don’t get back pain, but do lots of weights to keep muscles strong and posture good.  My PT warned me that cyclists are prone to back weakness, so I am happy t… »

Here are a few lessons learned while in New York City. I’m sure leaving a bar at one o’clock in the morning is not how the serious riders prepare for a ride with a 9 o’clock morning roll-out. I am sure. Conversational pace for a group ride means different things to different people. Eddy could talk your ear off at 40kph. Lezyne mini-pump owne...

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  1. @Barracuda Absolutely, indeed you do have the TDU, and my comments in no way impugned that fine event. But, your description of your cogal this year was of a small handful of diehards turning out to contend with greater than 40 degree heat, which whil… »

  2. @Barracuda Respectfully,  blistering high summer heat in SA is not the best way to experience cycling in Australia.  Autumn is a much nicer time and the east coast has many more folk who might be interested.  The roads of the Mt Warning caldera are the … »

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  1. Mild dyslexia  #38 and #74 If a rider passes you on the day, don’t take it personally. Ditch the computer, especially the HRM, so add #72. Rule #18 says “don’t suffer kit confusion”, or, “don’t dress like a cunt”.   That sign is something a COTHO w… »

  2. Not to mention that you would look like a total pretentious wanker with that sign on your back.  Not pro, just slow.  Graciously condescening to let you pass me today, old cock !! Never mind Rules #78 and #34 too.  All that math made my brain hurt. »

  3. Holy crap on toast.  Now, I’m a “rule re-maker”, I’ll admit it, but a whole guest article on how to ignore Rule #71 ? I wonder if Fronk will give me the same space to refine a few others ? »

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  1. Pedals on a normal roadie don’t need to be pit on too tight, as they continue to tighten themselves as we ride.  I  spin em on, then give them a quick nip. On a fixed track bike, different story, as you might need to slow suddenly on the first lap. For … »

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  1. @sthilzy That’s fucked »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. @Gianni I have a joke which cannot be topped for sledging both Germans and the Dutch, but it’s a bit rude though its clever and funny. PM me and I’ll share it with you.   You can keep it for a special occasion when Frank needs a spanking. »

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  1. @frank I’ll see your sheepfucker and raise you the weather. Turns out I had a sensational powder day yesterday at the Hole.  Last run I ran across some Texans camped under a cornice drinking some beers.  They invited me to join them and what a grand tim… »

  2. Ha ha, coming into the cooler months here, after our very hot summer, and not only will the temperature be awesome, there is typically little wind on most of my rides.  On some stretches of a particularly fun motorway, the trip south is sheltered by roads… »

Fleurieu Peninsula – Velominati Cogal 8th Feb 2014.Notable quotes to sum up the ride that nearly wasn’t. Continue reading...

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  1. Chapeau to all, but srsly, South Australia in high summer, WTF did you expect ? »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. @G’rilla On a balance bike, the child does not need to learn how to pedal and steer/balance at the same time, and they can always put their foot out to avert a crash. Once they have the balance bit down, adding pedals is easy.  Meantime, a child will wea… »

  2. I had a thought, prompted by the Dad’s thread, that maybe there should be a rule mentioned that prohibits the use of training wheels for children (or adults, for that matter) who are learning to ride. Training wheels force the rider to lean the wrong way… »

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  1. @Alex Ek I just started my favourite great-nephew on a balance bike at the same age.  He is a terror on it . Through tragedy, I never got the chance to guide my son through these things, but I’m loving the idea of setting the little fella on the road. »

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  1. @unversio Depends on where you are. At home on the Gold Coast, I don’t need to ride at night much, but here in Mackay, when I’m away working, the day time traffic is horrendous.   I’ve just been on the trainer for an hour, because a combination of heat… »

  2. @Puffy The mirror is really about pinch points.  When the road narrows abruptly, because of a roundabout, or other road furniture, or even a parked car creating a door zone, then I really like to know what’s coming up behind me.    That occurs a lot on c… »

  3. So, my approach with a mirror and lots of flashing lights is not so uncool then ? »

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  1. I’m Too Fat To Climb and too stupid to know better. Any decent ride around here means hills and plenty of them. »

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  1. I had a few FRB’s in the last year, and they don’t get easier.  FRB after 2 weeks of no serious rides last might, though I did do some decent runs and some hill climbs.  Having a personal crisis, and being stressed and depressed, I was mentally strugglin… »

  2. I had a few FRB’s in the last year, and they don’t get easier. FRB after 2 weeks of no serious rides last might, though I did do some decent runs and some hill climbs.  Having a personal crisis, and being stressed and depressed, I was mentally struggling… »