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Married with no kids (out of choice), Cyclist (obviously!) social and sportives on and off road, Adaptive Ski Instructor. Home Base Surrey UK and also Crested Butte Colorado (Winters with Adaptive Sports Centre). Previously spent many years Offshore Yacht Racing. The boring bit is in IT / Telecomms - got to pay for the above somehow!

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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. sorry mistyped as @actor1 »

  2. 50.115 Km »

  3. 4 mins to go and into 51 kph average »

  4. 55 mins 1:24 up 50.989 kph »

  5. 50 mins 1:06 up at 50.824 mph »

  6. 40 mins 40 sec up average 50.643 kph »

  7. 30 mins 26 sec up average 50.666 kph »

  8. 20 mins and 21 sec up, average speed falling slightly at 50.789 kph »

  9. 10 mins in and 10 secs up on previous record. »

  10. way = want »

  11. @ChrisO   I remember watching Boardman on the beeb and I think Obree too. Anyone way a tickertape on here? »

  12. @Rob I’m going for 60 mins on the dot……. »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @RM2Ride Beware the old git on the steel bike, you may not know what else he rides!  This was from the weekend Tour en France where I took The Butler rather than Num1 Pina.  It was amusing as I rolled past a few club groups “en train” an listened to the… »

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  1. @Frank does seem a bit faster, it seems more consistent now. By the by, I dropped you an email (to all accounts) can you drop me a reply please. »

Stupidity is a powerful force never to be underestimated. Geese are a good example; a more stupid vertebrate one would be most challenged to come across yet should you wander into a flock of them pecking about peacefully in a field, one is likely to erupt from its grazing to grab a billful of your ass and commence beating you savagely with it...

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  1. @wiscot   Dunno what the black thing is but nowt but trouble seems to come out of it…… »

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. - Bill Hicks That famous quote from the Greatest Comedian Of All Time™ has resonated with me for many years. It became my silent mantra, as I don’t suffer fools gladly and sometimes don’t make much effort to conceal the fact. Lately, I̵...

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  1. @Al__S I did see a guy the other day going in the other direction with a YJA but bib shorts over the top.  It did make me wonder just why? »

Stupidity is a powerful force never to be underestimated. Geese are a good example; a more stupid vertebrate one would be most challenged to come across yet should you wander into a flock of them pecking about peacefully in a field, one is likely to erupt from its grazing to grab a billful of your ass and commence beating you savagely with it...

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  1. @wiscot This could get like the Monty Python clip.  You only *remember* one of these……   »

  2. @wiscot Yup!  I’m sure I have a metal one somewhere too with many dents from that syndrome.  Trouble is that even if the lamp survived the filament in the bulb inevitably broke. »

  3. @VeloJello I’m sure I have one of those in a box of stuff in the back of the workshed somewhere… »

  4. @DeKerr   Apparently it’s all Napoleon’s fault.  Everyone used to ride/pass on the left but when Napoleon decided to invade he walked down the right side of the road so that everyone had to do something to get out of the way. »

  5. Just had an interesting and contrasting weekend to all this.  Did a Sportive around the Pas de Calais (France for those who were wondering!). It’s been a few years since I have ridden in France but what a difference to the UK.  Drivers all gave plenty of … »

@Bianchi_Bob sent his article in just this week. Its sense of urgency required it to be published NOW. We all need reminding to live in the moment; here is a good reminder. Thanks Bianchi Bob. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. @Banchi_Bob @eightace  Strength to you and your families and all those who are dealing with similar issues.  Thanks for sharing.  As @the_Engine says, I will ride in a quiet and contemplative place in my mind this weekend. »

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. @wiscot I assumed he must have been running tubs and forgot to take the spare off when he changed wheels……. »

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. @fondriest312 Like this one? »

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. @cognition ………..Vintage bikes »