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Velominatus: gaswepass

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Location: Pdx

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  1. simply put,  cross is like fight club. not for everyone, but once you are there and engaged, well, it takes you to your core. »

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  1. @frank Which oakleys are u using w photochromic lenses? My photochromics (tifosi) have been awesome, ride em when it’s pitch black and bright sun, are getting all scratched and cloudy. »

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  1. Nice article Frank. The variation I like on this topic is that presented in the tome about Hinault and Lemond (Slaying the Badger?). Hinault was characterized as needing competition to crush, Lemond was one who needed to push himself to the point of destr… »

Last week we completed the second stop in the tour for our book, The Rules; The Way of the Cycling Disciple. For the first two, we partnered with Rapha to do a five-to-six hour ride and then sign the books at the shop afterwards. In both cases, I was amazed by the quality of the riding and by the ride leaders themselves, Robert in NYC and Eric in...

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  1. been riding with the poc octal for a couple weeks now. long (>6hrs in 90F heat), short, rain, racing, racing in the rain. if you ignore what it looks like in pictures on your head, and it fits your head shape, its the bomb. adjustable, light, and seems to… »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @urbanwhitetrash nice rig! I got one for commuting and rain training. Its been interesting- it is stiffer than steel, climbs well (not like hi-mod carbon, but well nonetheless), and handles well albeit not quite like a cx rig. I am really enjoying my tim… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. booooooonennnnnn 2. stybar 3. cancellara 4. van summersover 5. wiggins »

  2. betting (but not putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak) a bunch of unknowns end up delivering in the dry dry conditions leveling the playing field for a big upset VSP PICKS: 1. booooooonennnnnn 2. stybar 3. cancellara 4. van summersover 5. lar… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. borghini 2. johanssen 3. armistead 4. van dijk 5. stevens »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. spartacussing 2. stybar 3. sagan 4. boooooooonen 5. degenkolb »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

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  1. done VSP PICKS: 1. boonen 2. stannard 3. stybar 4. sagan 5. boom, lars »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. johannson 3. borghini 4. van vleuten 5. van dijk »

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  1. @Endurimil Isnt that kind of a moot point? »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. Anyone familiar with pro bike supply in Newport Beach CA? Thx! »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. cancellara 2. kwiatkowski 3. avaermeaererert 4. sagan 5. cavendished »

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. @Fausto Lucia ok, lets get this all done so the dead horse, the intimidated, the pedantic, and the lurking mofos can all move on. 1.aesthetics (ie removing the novel/high ground of the argument) Rule #74 // V Meters or small computers only. Forego… »

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  1. @ChrisO you’re both right- there is half wheeling when u just keep pushing ever so slightly. part of learning to be a pack dog. there is also imperiling oneself by overlapping your front wheel with rear wheel of a rider in front of you. that is a hard … »

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. @DerHoggz Like any other discpline in this world, there are scientists, practitioners and then people with letters attached to the paper they paid for. Personally have worked with a very adept chiropractor to solve several acute and chronic maladies (in… »

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  1. @ChrisO finally got called out for half-wheeling, not knowing what it was nor doing by particular intention. was simply trying to keep up with the “fast people.” and then we went in the hills. long, long hills. and then I had no one to half wheel… Not t… »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. cancellara 2. stannard 3. avaermeaererert 4. sagan 5. cavendished »

  2. digging the color scheme on the strada… watch for multiple changes- the course may change yet again: http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/03/news/potential-rain-flooding-may-cause-last-minute-change-to-milano-sanremo-route_320586 VSP PICKS: 1. t boonen … »

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. ok, who’s got intel on the riding around laguna hills, CA? going to be squeezing in a training block while providing the kids w/ grandparent time (doing it for the children, yo!) spring break. Sounds like there might some great mtb going on, but gonna be … »

ChrisO is back with another installment of Suffering in the Desert. Enjoy. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Rad! It’s amazing what stage racing does to the experience- we all obsess about cycling on some level, but in a stage race it goes to that crazy place of every motion thought and dream is about something related to energy/recovery/prep. And thats just rac… »

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. @paolo thanks! checked their site out. pretty efficient looking system they have. does anyone have experience with rocknroad cyclery? they seem to be a bit closer to where I will be staying, which is going to be important this trip. more importantly, an… »

  2. ok, its travel time again. Who knows anything about the riding and the bike rental situation in SoCalifornia around irvine/laguna woods area? Time to visit the inlaws, perhaps get a warm weather (gasp- the horror!) training block in… Thx! »

The Goldilocks Principle is under assault, balance is lost. Without balance, we are reduced to savages. Steerectile dysfunction is spreading like wildfire; socks are quickly becoming knee-highs and the line between shorts and knickers continues to blur.We spend considerable time making everything on our loyal steed fit and look perfect. Bar tape an...

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  1. @scaler911 thats a lotta trust. the front wheel for my tt rig didn’t hold pressure with just an extender without core. like a lotta things, riding smooth has a lot more to d with something like this than it being a good idea. u will prolly continue to “… »