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Velominatus: Teocalli

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Married with no kids (out of choice), Cyclist (obviously!) social and sportives on and off road, Adaptive Ski Instructor. Home Base Surrey UK and also Crested Butte Colorado (Winters with Adaptive Sports Centre). Previously spent many years Offshore Yacht Racing. The boring bit is in IT / Telecomms - got to pay for the above somehow!

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Midweek in Belgium in Spring is a wonderful thing. Hordes of people come from seemingly nowhere to fill the bars and line the roadsides when presumably they’d usually be working, or at school, or some such. That the only ones who appear to be working are the bartenders and frites dispensers reinforces my belief that Belgium is the greatest co...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. kwiatkowski 2. gerrans 3. gilbert 4. valverde 5. moreno »

Cycling is a mighty sport with a rich and complex history. Every company, racer, piece of kit, and component has a legend, a story behind it; in many cases it also has a personal and nostalgic connection to our lives.  While this particular sport is steeped in tradition, it is also fiercely modern, a fact that serves only to deepen its complexity...

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  1. @mssuo   Welcome.  You seem well on the way to understanding things around here. »

The 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 race in question by the time the countdown clock goes to zero...

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  1. @Mike_P The Ad they’ve been running in Cyclist recently is similar.  Even with a grim combination of clothing you’d have thought they’d at least have clothing straight before actually using a photo. »

André had spent the last ten years working underground, yet he had only just turned 24. His face, skin hardened and cracked from a cocktail of sweat, coal dust and intense labour, gave him the appearance of a man decades older. He had grown up quickly, but had aged even more rapidly in the physical sense. Wearing a bandanna fashioned from a handke...

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  1. @air conditioning Technicians phoenix Easy – those that don’t do not post spam blogs on people’s web sites! »

The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path, not the end. In pursuit of La Vie Velominatus, we know of no end to the Path; each of us journey through an endless evolution of understanding and reverence. As such, The Word continues to be handed down from high upon Mount Velominis and The Rules continue to be expanded upon. Today we present you with t...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @unversio Never work on your bike while drinking.  This is a screwdriver….. and this is a tyre lever »

Midweek in Belgium in Spring is a wonderful thing. Hordes of people come from seemingly nowhere to fill the bars and line the roadsides when presumably they’d usually be working, or at school, or some such. That the only ones who appear to be working are the bartenders and frites dispensers reinforces my belief that Belgium is the greatest co...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. kwiatkowski 2. gerrans 3. gilbert 4. valverde 5. rodriguez »

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. @andrew Could be a hidden classification in there of pins vs guns.  Though here I’m trying to catch the midday spring sun at every opportunity to tone up the celery sticks after the winter. »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. rodriquez 2. nibali 3. stybar 4. van avermaet 5. Thomas »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @andrew It rapidly starts to lean towards the law of diminishing returns….. »

  2. @andrew Perchance are you talking about a string vest? »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. nibali 2. ten dam 3. stybar 4. van avermaet 5. Thomas »

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. @sthilzy   +1 »

  2. @sthilzy hmmm – somehow it looked better on Cippo……..but even then I’m not convinced about it. https://www.flickr.com/photos/darkchocula/3570444466/in/photostream/ »

  3. @ChrisO I mean, don’t they know that none of us go out on a ride of under 9 hrs? »

  4. Talking of smart (of a certain era) and the correct V colour? http://society6.com/SlackersPeloton/Clockwork-Peloton_Mug#27=199 »

  5. Not specifically cycling but more relating to the horrors you see in public my VMH has a saying that we both mutter now “Have you no mirrors in your house?” »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @piwakawaka I had a picture of him unpacking an EPMS on the go and pulling out lube and rags and giving the bike a quick lube and shine to while away the climb……… »

  2. @piwakawaka Impressive! »

  3. @frank Re point 1 – I’m not too shabby as I also still ride the dark side and trash a reasonable percentage of folk 10-20-30-40 years younger than me, uphill, downhill and singletrack. Re point 2 – I think we are saying the same thing – on both counts! »

  4. @frank Maybe it’s a proportion thing and being a shortarse otherwise known as somewhat vertically challenged, I hit some limit to be able to accommodate earlier.  However, what I found with a longer stem is that with what is as my natural standing posi… »

  5. @Ccos Which could account for having to stand and mash a big ring? »

  6. @unversio Glad to be of service…………….or not, as the case may be! »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @jordan   see just about any photo of Pantani particularly in the Bianchi years. »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @The Grande Fondue Isn’t all this length stuff missing one fundamental point in setup (unless perhaps you are on a track bike).  Our setup is our setup given an anatomical position for our given Leg/body/arm length combination suitable for extended per… »

  2. @unversio I think your analogy is flawed.  Sprint starting is about falling over without actually falling over so to get maximum “fall over bucks” aligned with maximum “fall over prevention” both being in the direction of travel then you need the centre… »