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Velominatus: strathlubnaig

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Location: Perthshire, Scotland

Rope access NDT tech offshore North Sea for about half the year. Other half I ride my bike, go up in the mountains climbing and such like. Living in Darkest Perthshire now, grew up in Ontario, where good things grow. Je vis dans l'espoir constant.

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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. I got to say that Fab Candelabra has really gone down in this minions opinion, his anti-cobbles rant and now quitting the tour for Septembers’ worlds, wtf, if he knew he was going to need a 2 month rest he should have stayed home and let someone else have… »

  2. @the Engine nice picks for Stage 1 »

  3. Couple swaps, lord knows who will be left by the next rest day ! VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Porte 2. Bardet 3. Nibali 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Mollema »

  4. @frank I’m with Merckx, he was on the cyclingpodcast yesterday and said the cobbles belong, a GT winner should be able to handle them, along with a little luck of course. »

  5. @frank But today Candelabra is saying the cobbles dont belong in the tour and it was dangerous, all because Schleck lost 8 minutes, and complained no one can pass on the narrow pave, sounds like sore loserspeak to me, how can he change his mind like th… »

  6. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Nibali 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Mollema »

  7. allez allez VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Valverde 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Mollema »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

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  1. thank you PCS VSP PICKS: 1. Johannson 2. Vos 3. Van Dijk 4. Bronzini 5. Stevens »

Tan Hill InnWhat better way to mark the world’s greatest race visiting ‘God’s Own County’ than to hold that most sacred of events, a Cogal. I’m still working on the precise route, but one thing’s for sure, they’ll be hills a plenty, and along the way we’ll take in some of the actual Stage 1 route, including the ‘Cote de Buttertub...

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  1. Tan Hill Inn Tan Hill Inn

    What better way to mark the world’s greatest race visiting ‘God’s Own County’ than to hold that most sacred of events, a Cogal. I’m still working on the precise route, but one thing’s for sure, they’ll be hills a plenty, and along the way we’ll take in some of the actual Stage 1 route, including the ‘Cote de Buttertubs’. I’m also hoping to include an opportunity to take on vital fluids in the highest pub in England, The Tan Hill Inn.

    Pre-Cogal espressi will be taken at Caffe Curva in the village of Hawes from 0930 onwards and wheels will be turning at 100V precisely.

     

     

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For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most cl...

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  1. Yes, it is the MAGLIA rosa, not the whole kit AND caboodle, it just smacks of complete overthetopness, makes a great wee rider look a right twat, especially those mad Boy Wonder pink boots ffs….. »

This note arrived to the Velominati Bunker back in April. It was a confession. It was a cautionary one. Everyone knows someone who has done this. I nearly did it myself*. I replied to Alex, not sympathetically enough yet his message has stayed with me. Is this worthy of a New Rule? Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Far too specific an example of just being a gormless twat to actually qualify as a Rule. Could easily be covered by a catch all ‘Look After Your Bike’ Rule and ‘Dont Be a Daft Muppet’ sub clause.Anyway, only folk who shop at Waitrose tell us they shop at … »

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. Out of interest I had a wee keek on Amazon to see how much this stuff costs…er… 36 squigglies ? At that price I would hope it gives you an extra 20 watts as well. »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most cl...

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  1. caved… »

  2. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Quintana, N 2. Evans 3. Uran 4. Niemiec 5. Arredondo »

  3. Great story in the BBC …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27333310 oh, and seems I cant log in to the V site via Firefox anymore, had to resort to explorer… »

  4. changes »

  5. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana, N 2. Rodruigez 3. Uran 4. Niemiec 5. Arredondo »

Despite the proclivity towards being all-knowing that comes as a consequence of my being Dutch, the most beautiful things in life are discoveries that come as a result of not knowing. We are quick to answer but slow to think; the easy solution lies at our fingertips while the true mystery lurks just beyond, ready to reveal her secrets if only we a...

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  1. @frank Scotland is a landmass which had the misfortune of bumping into what is often called England eons ago. This is now called Scotlands Yard. »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most cl...

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  1. changes. »

  2. changes. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana, N 2. Uran 3. Evans 4. Niemiec 5. Arredondo »

  3. You need a comment ? »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Uran 2. Quintana, N 3. Evans 4. Niemiec 5. Rolland, P »

The 100th running of Liège-Bastogne-Liège takes place this Sunday. Danny-boy Martin will be marked heavily as the defending champion. Malmerde, and Phil Gil have shown they are peaking too. Froomy has thrown his hat into the ring, as he did last year but after last years 26th place, maybe it’s training. 263 kms, past winners include a long...

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  1. anit delgado picks … offshore with shite interweb connection. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Betancure 4. Martin, D. 5. Vanendert, J. »

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...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Kwiaktowski 2. Gilbert 3. Kreuziger 4. Valverde 5. Gallopin »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

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  1. That was a fine race, couldnt believe that line up in the last 10km, and an excellent move by Terpstra, though I thought the Sky pair may have teamed up to chase, thankfully not. »