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Order: Level 3 Velominatus

Location: Cheshire, UK

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  1. Any update on the awesome V-socks anyone?  My VMH ordered a pair in December and the weather here in the UK is getting closer to ditching the Woolie bullies… »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

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  1. Tom’s loss sort of places thing into their natural order don’t you think? Condolences to the big man from myself and all of us here… VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Cancellara 3. Cavendish 4. Stannard 5. Degenkolb »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Boonen 3. Stannard 4. Cavendish 5. Gerrans »

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  1. Agreed. Winter kilometres always appear to be the hardest on the surface, the kind that you don’t honestly  want to do deep down inside. One completed then it’s another matter altogether as you gain that inner satisfaction of a job well done, the hurt tur… »

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  1. A-Merckx to that Frank. Even when I get back from a ride and see my own miserable max speed on the local awesome descent I still get a buzz recalling the pure sensation of speed that I had.  I’ll take 70kmph on a bike over 200 in a car any day of the week… »

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  1. Just seen this for the first time courtesy of a dodgy netflix hack (Not on the UK version, only US version).  I will show this to the VMH on her return and maybe then she’ll fully understand. Dennis Quaid finally redeems himself. »

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  1. I work in an environment that leans towards employment of  “young people”, and find the greatest mental push that I get each day commuting each way  for my own personal 10k TT  is knowing that they know I could hand their asses to them on any given day ab… »

Last year we read that Philippe Gilbert is riding a 50cm (top tube of 535mm) BMC frame and he is 1.79m (5’10”) tall. Now it’s reported in Cyclingnews that Ritchie Porte’s Pinarello is a 46.5cm frame (top tube of 515mm) and Porte is 1.72m (5’8”) tall. He is no Nairo Quintana but somehow he is on Quintana’s old bike. Porte is just one i...

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  1. The  more I learn the less I know… I am a whisker under six feet yet have the leg length of someone slightly shorter. My torso/reach is similar to a Chimpanzee however, so I have to have a frame one size up (58)from what my leg length would usually dict… »

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  1. New rule proposal… (I’ll leave it to the smart guys to give it a title)… Any ride of 500k and above automatically gains exemption from “the rules”, apart from #80 (This can NEVER be broken)My 100k Sunday ride has now become pathetic – must apply more … »

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  1. Well said Gianni! The apostle speaks many words and these say more than can be spoken. Truly sums up how each ride should and can feel if you free your mind. »

Ok all you roadies, listen up. You’re not gonna like what I’m about to tell you, but it’s the truth. And sometimes, the truth hurts. You ready?Road cycling owes a lot to mountain biking. Continue reading...

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  1. I have been sick in my mouth after looking at road bikes with suspension, I had only just stopped puking upon seeing zertz inserts…. »

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  1. Very succinct as ever Frank. I’ve often wondered if  deposits made to the V bank whilst earned at night were of a stronger currency than standard daytime deposits? It sure feels like they took that much more mental stamina to earn…. »

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  2. Sometimes, just sometimes when I remove my gaze just long enough from the sweat soaked stem I notice the ever present V as a stark reminder to adhere to the most sacred of all the rules…. »

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  1. Hit the nail on the head as always Frank! I have just completed a 160km charity ride at the tail end of  last week. Encountered roads full of twigs, wet leaves, grit, stones and cow shit pretty much the entire route. Took me until yesterday to bring mysel… »

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  1. Chapeau Frank! As a time restricted cyclist I find myself fantasising about which routes/hills I am going to attempt to crush at the weekend, always striving to ride further, harder, and of course, faster! Nothing else in my life comes close to driving me… »

Saddle bags have no place on a road bike, and are only acceptable on mountain bikes in extreme cases.Saddle bags: how do we define them? Is it a saddle bag if it attaches to the seat post and the saddle, if it has a zipper, if it is leather, has two natty straps with buckles, if it swings below the saddle like bumper bollocks? Continue reading...

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  1. I’m torn… Used to have an EPMS and then discovered the meaning of life (AKA The Rules). Then got a bidon style carrier from BBS and used that for a while. Then became pissed at the constant rattle and loss of fluid carrying capacity so have switched bac… »

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  1. Two weeks off my bike due to family vacation and illness and this is this the first thing I read? Alarm set for 05.00 and 180k route planned. Thanks for the inspiration. Chapeau. »

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  1. Being a lowly (but aspirational) Velominatus Budgetatus I am forced to accept these idiot indicators. My question to my peers is this? Do I cover the indicators or sell a kidney to upgrade? »

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  1. @Mike_P Damn! I knew I’d miss the obvious! »

  2. @Mike_P Mike, as the site is only read by Velominati we’d all be on our bikes anyway so no ochance of that! »

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  1. Pick a card, any card… VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Chavanel 4. Kreutziger 5. Rodriguez »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. Just noticed a blatant #37 breach by Cunego. Does this guy know the rules? three lashes with a mini-pump for him at the end of the TT and maybe he’ll learn his lesson. »

  2. @Cyclops +1 to that! About time too… »

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  1. I have put Wiggo in four all five positions because apparently he “descends like a girl”. Vos would wipe the floor with him downhill base on the Giro…. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Wiggins 3. Wiggins 4. Wiggins 5. Wiggins »