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Location: East Tennessee

I ride a bike, and sometimes I race it on weekends. *Strava is not my race *Shop rides are not my race

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Cyclists love socks. I know I do. I’d make a point of collecting as many pairs as I could from every race, event, shop or rep that I ever happened upon. Some were so good that I still have them, others, well, let’s just say they were “re-homed” long before they got the chance to retire gracefully after years of loyal service...

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  1. Wool?  I’ll wait for winter to try these…. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. @Gianni If I wanted to fly the Velominati flag at next years USA Pro Road Race National Championship in Chattanooga, TN on the Lookout Mtn climb, how would one get such a flag? »

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. @DeKerr Kinda what I thought, no need to address such buffoonery…  I mean who wears spandex inside retail establishments?  Minus those “people of Wal-Mart”  shlubs, where it should be against the rules of man kind to produce it in those sizes….. »

Most great ideas in life are accompanied by an unforeseen consequence of equal or greater magnitude. For instance, no one predicted that the Industrial Revolution would pollute our air and set off climate change on a global scale. Similarly, no one realized that when placing unfathomable computing power in the palm of our hands in the form of smart...

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  1. @wiscot Hell, there’s not a single hair on his head that’s out of place! »

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. @pneaumme The calling of a Velominatus is not to mimic the pros, but to look fabulous whilst channeling The V. »

Most great ideas in life are accompanied by an unforeseen consequence of equal or greater magnitude. For instance, no one predicted that the Industrial Revolution would pollute our air and set off climate change on a global scale. Similarly, no one realized that when placing unfathomable computing power in the palm of our hands in the form of smart...

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  1. @Nate I use that, and a 48″ level lined with the center axis of the crank (level at the crank, drywall square to saddle).  If the frame geometry varies between bikes, this way of measuring always puts my knee is the same position over my foot. »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

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  1. @freddy Isn’t this a given these days…. the book part…? »

  2. @wilburrox Exactly my thoughts as well. »

After a night of sinning, the body must be cleansed. -The Prophet, Eddy Merckx After a week away in Atlanta for business, I feel thick and heavy. These trips away are killers; the shift in time zones means the already-too long work day is extended by a further three hours. I try my best to watch my diet, but in a town like Atlanta where even sush...

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  1. I recently attempted such a cleansing last weekend the day after returning from my own business trip (and before returning to the road the very next day).  The quiet solitude of slogging it out over the hills, in the relentless southern heat certainly mad… »

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. @Pneaumme drinking at a bar…?? Nope!  You cannot go all willy nilly like, and eliminate something so critical as drinking at a bar! »

  2. recently saw this guy out on a ride.  Too many rule violations to list, but something about this guy’s style urged me to cut him some slack…. »

Most great ideas in life are accompanied by an unforeseen consequence of equal or greater magnitude. For instance, no one predicted that the Industrial Revolution would pollute our air and set off climate change on a global scale. Similarly, no one realized that when placing unfathomable computing power in the palm of our hands in the form of smart...

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  1. Completely agree with this.  So much so that I’m tempted to make my next road machine one size down in frame size, while matching these three points equally to my current No 1 steed.  This means building it myself, with proper crank length, bar width, ste… »

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. did anybody watch the Tour of Utah yesterday, and see Matej Mohorič perform his Escape Velocity tuck?  Sitting on top tube, hands on bars at the stem, and still fucking pedaling!  When he caught the break on the final descent, they were in bewilderment as… »

Brett’s fine Nick Cave article got me thinking about music and cycling. We spend lots of time alone on our bikes. The bike is on autopilot, it stays upright from second to second, freeing up our brains to consider anything or nothing. Music might be the only riding companion we have but it has to be the right music. Being as Pro as possible is...

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  1. I find that the right mix, during a TT warm up does a good job of setting the mood to prepare for the on coming suffering.  To me there is something supremely unique to the suffering of a time trial, and doing so consumed with a calm psychopathic like fur… »

The Heck of the North is a Gravel Classic held in Northern Minnesota. The course is about 185 kilometers long, approximately 75% gravel/dirt road, with 15 kilometers of trail and as little pavement as needed to make it all come together.The front few groups of this race go for the win, while the rest of the field simply enjoy a fun day out on the...

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  1. The Heck of the North is a Gravel Classic held in Northern Minnesota. The course is about 185 kilometers long, approximately 75% gravel/dirt road, with 15 kilometers of trail and as little pavement as needed to make it all come together.

    The front few groups of this race go for the win, while the rest of the field simply enjoy a fun day out on the bike, riding one of the most challenging and exciting routes in the quickly-emerging gravel scene.

    Mixing gravel roads and ATV trails, this race is home to some of the most innovative bicycle concoctions you’ll ever come across, from drop-bar fat bikes to race-tuned Graveur machines. Leave your road machine at home; you’ll need fast 32mm tires at least in order to survive the trail sections.

    More information on the Heck of the North site. Registration is $54 before July 15; $65 before August 15; and $76 until September 15. Registration ends September 15 or once the 400 rider limit is met.

    The Heck of the North is not a Cogal, but Velominati is a sponsor of the event and will be providing exclusive prizes. See you there.

    Official site: http://www.heckofthenorth.com/

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    Date - October 04, 2014
    12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location
    Castle Danger Brewery (Two Harbors MN)

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The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

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  1. @Rom Is it possible he is just using the planet as his own personal set of rollers….?  When you can take the ring gear out of a Dana 60, and slap it on your crank, I would think rotating the earth beneath you is no problem. »

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...

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  1. massacre of a picking… VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Valverde 3. van Garderen 4. Porte 5. Costa »

  2. @Fausto Crapiz Let me guess, you’re favorite race would be a time trial up Haleakala.  Everything else is not racing according to you, right? »

  3. @piwakawaka Personally, I’d rather beat a guy who’s at his best, than win because they didn’t survive the bad luck of the day. »

  4. the Jensie, post race interview…  Awesome! That dude is the shit!  He is my hero! »

  5. @Ron The last crash, must have been quite a tumble.  And when I was watching it unfold, I think Froomy did want to press on, but seemed to know if he was to do so, would be on the ground many more times before making it to Arenberg. »

  6. @Teocalli I saw that too.  The guy must have been half out it after that crash.  It looked like he didn’t know which part of his body to hold.  When they got a new bike for him, he almost looked at it like he thought it was going to bite his good hand o… »

  7. @frank Agreed!  I’m really pulling for the American kids, and TJ let me down with those comments.  Andrew however, I’m happy as can be to see up in the GC after yesterday »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. damn, can’t see any previous posts to read anything… Anyway, great article @Frank.  I have to agree, its hard to look any more fabulous than  Fabulous….er, I mean Fabian Cancellara. I’m also a big fan of #iamtedking, that guy can certainly turn the … »

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...

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  1. @Teocalli As much as I’m not a Cav fan, that wasn’t enjoyable to see… »