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Velominatus: The Pressure

Order: Level 1 Velominatus

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada

Rabid recreational rider, dedicated Velominatus,and staunch upholder of The Rules. Enjoys serving up healthy helpings of V!

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  1. I started out in the bush and was reluctant to try the road despite the urgings of my friends as I felt terribly afraid of traffic.  One day my beloved VMH handed me a brand new road bike and my mountain bike has been neglected ever since.  Whether it be … »

  2. @wiscot And I thought you were just a historian!  Right on, Man!! »

I met a nice character a few weeks ago on a magnificent ride through the Bay Area. He rode a Colnago C-50 which was so filthy that I was unable to ascertain with any degree of certainty what color it was painted. I spent most of the ride suppressing the impulse to lead him and his bike through a local car wash. As it turns out, he’s based o...

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  1. Have used Bike Lust for years,  Great results (and smells amazing…nothing like looking good and smelling too!)  Made a new discovery yesterday.  Having recently replaced my beloved Sidi Ergo2′s with the latest white Wire’s,  I was less than impresse… »

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  1. @frank Is this just another version of ‘Dangler’s Law’ which states: “The Angle of the Dangle is proportional to the Mass of the Ass while the Meat is constant”? »

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  1. Spartacus is becoming a crafty veteran indeed.  Did you see Vansummeren’s crash?  Darwin-principle. »

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  1. Condolences, Frank.  Perhaps  new Lexicon term “All Beene” would be appropriate?  Congrats on landing in the New Colonies.  Post the book tour schedule ASAP. »

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  1. @Rob @antihero Gentlemen.  Be smart.  Enjoy your speed.  Acquired taste or not,  ‘playing’ with traffic can only end one way.  Cheat it at your peril, but if you try to occupy the same space as your four-wheeled friends, the result isn’t worth the thrill… »

  2. @antihero or Foolish »

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  1. @ped There’s a guy in this photo???Aye Yeah Yeah!!! »

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  1. Roundabouts…a new feature in our community.  Traffic-permitting I will give trailing motorists pause as I accelerate through the apices as if chased by the television helicopters at the TDF. »

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. For all you wusses whining about 40c… »

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  1. The image of Gianni looking back, while drawing on a cigarette…transparent as it gets. »

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  1. @gregorio Had the same bike…a green beauty until I turned her into a pretzel lodged into a railway crossing!  Now what follows violates countless rules, but Dad went long to get it for me and I loved her!!! »

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  1. Sympathies to the Goddaert family. It was the Bath Uni study and since I’m not ready to wear a wig or a YJA that serves only to indicate that I might be cycling to work at a construction site,  I try to exercise as much caution as possible especially in u… »

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  1. @Marcus …except all of your own teeth!!! »

I don’t know if its because I see something of myself in them or if it awakens some kind of nurturing instinct, but I always seem to find myself drawn to tragically flawed figures.Layne Staley and Marco Pantani strike me as two halves of the same whole; incredibly talented yet tortured with mortally addictive personalities, both set loose in...

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  1. @ChrisO Agreed.  A tragic figure to be sure.  To be pitied, absolutely.  But to achieve some whitewashed innocence in death I can’t extend it.  I too watched in amazement as Pantani sprinted up those beautiful slopes at an impossible rate.  Panache…n… »

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. @VeloSix Got to love ‘Dexter’ checking his Facebook while the rider faces a monsoon. »

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  1. @Chris Ah the soggy plain.  Tell me, is Friar Tuck a good climber?? »

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  1. @Weldertron I think POC doesn’t like cyclists.  Their helmets for skiing and motocross look pretty slick but their cycle helmets look like brain-injury protection. »

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  1. @Chris WTF? Where are you guys? BTW. In Hertford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen! »

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  1. @frank For shame Frank!  To plagiarize Ricardo Montoban, “It is better to look good than to feel good”!  Not marvellous. »

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  1. Just what level of dumb do luge riders possess?  140 kph on a glorified children’s sled?  I’m surprised their ten-tonne balls can fit down the track. »

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  1. Ahhh…Let the slathering begin!! »

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  1. “To crush my enemies, have them run before me and hear the lamentation of their women.” Conan the Barbarian »

  2. Funny the mind/body thing.  One hot summer day my friend and I hooked up with some new ‘acquaintances’ for a ride on totally unfamiliar terrain.  The road turned upward and I was suffering more than usual.  So much so that my friend was quite concerned.  … »