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I’m not sure what ketamine based drugs Buck is stealing and abusing right now but he sure is excited about another Too Much on 100 Cogal. Everyone who wants to live the Rule #5 life, line up here. -gianniThe 2013 200-on-100 Cogal, or for the crazy bastards repeating it from last year, The 400-on-100 Cogal (aka The Buck Rogers Knee Memorial r...

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  1. I’m not sure what ketamine based drugs Buck is stealing and abusing right now but he sure is excited about another Too Much on 100 Cogal. Everyone who wants to live the Rule #5 life, line up here. -gianni

    The 2013 200-on-100 Cogal, or for the crazy bastards repeating it from last year, The 400-on-100 Cogal (aka The Buck Rogers Knee Memorial ride, The Steampuck Gastro Memorial Ride, The What the Fuck Was I thinking Memorial Ride).

    On Thursday, June 21st starting at V after V (actual time of sunrise-How Velominati is that?!?) in North Troy, VT the second annual 200-on-100 Cogal will kick off for another crazy, painful, endorphin-induced-hallucinogenic filled, long ass day in the saddle. Last year was amazingly awesome. I will not wax all nostalgic about it. Watch the Ryan Kelly video, read the Cogal page from last year, check out the strava links: It speaks for itself.

    I will be driving support in my new-to-me 1984 12 passenger Land Rover Defender 110 with the big ass roof rack which is a right hand drive so I should be able to hand out bidons and drive all at the same time! It will also have plenty of room in case anyone gets injured and needs to bail. Rob has thrown his hat in for possibly driving a support wagon as well so support should be covered.

    Logistics will be ironed out as the time approaches and hopefully Roger, aka The 200-on-100 MAN, will help with the planning as he did last year but this time around he is NOT allowed to pay for anything!!!

    So be there and be pedaling square by day’s end or regret it for the next 12 months! It’s going to be Fooockin’ Awwwesome (insert Djibouti Dub Video here).”

    I still need to find the Djibouti Dub video but I attached the picture of my Velo Support Wagon, BABY!

    I think that this is the link for Djubouti but I cannot open it at work as it is banned! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmvdeNa67E

    If you do not know Djubouti Dubs, you missing out. Just google them, but not at work!

    Thanks!

    Buck

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    Date/Time
    Date - June 20, 2013
    5:05 AM - 10:05 PM

    Location
    Troy School

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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. @roger we have a some gravel and grass to ride on the mountain, which is what I was doing yesterday.  sometimes we set up training courses with barriers and such, it’s effective.  Still have to work on my technique though. your Ridley looks amazing! »

  2. my new (and first) cx ride.  pretty damn fun. »

What is the best pro team kit ever? I’m talking team kit only, not a leader’s jersey, national team jersey or the national champion jersey. Not the worst either, for those are legion and worthy of a much longer article than this. @wiscot and I exchanged emails about Urs Freuler and the fantastic Atala kit which led to quick discussion o...

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  1. spooky? »

Ok, as some of you have been reminding us, this one slipped off the radar last year, and threatened to do the same again this time. Is it because it’s held in Canada? That despite a quality field and only two weeks away from the Worlds, it’s in Canada? That even though the course is a perfect template for riders who hold hopes for earni...

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  1. All I’m gonna say is this was an awesome race to watch.  There’s nothing like the smell of a peloton burning their carbon wheels while breaking during a 70km/h decent.  Didn’t expect the final result at all but that finish is really hard with the uphill s… »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Boasson Hagan 3. Hesjedal 4. da Costa 5. Fédrigo »

Training with the Pros, it sounds like fun but it can’t be. Pros are genetic freaks; they put more kilometers on their bikes than any of us civilians do on our cars each year, they ride around whole countries at an average speed greater than 40km/hour and they can dish out such Rule V style day-after-day-after-day. We all dream about it but w...

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  1. @graham d.m. The pros were doing recon on the Mont Royal in preparation for the GPCM tomorrow. Did a couple laps with the Garmin boys, climbed a bit with Sagan, etc.  All the teams were pretty much there all at once, it was great. »

  2. ‘trained’ with the pros today :) »

One of the loveliest things about the Grand Tours is that you get a feel, by the nature of the route, of the country’s landscape and physical qualities. Italy is littered with mountains and coasts, France is bordered by mountains with large swaths of open landscape throughout, and Spain is like Tatooine; mostly desert with some rocky outcropp...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. froome 2. contador 3. jvdb 4. jrod 5. cobo »

Cogals (pronounce it correctly: kog-al) are meetings of like-minded misfits brought together by the promise of beer, preceded by a bike ride. Cogals are free, open to all, organized by our fellow Velominati and are always followed by consumption of post-ride Recovery Ales and merriment. These are gatherings of unbridled observance of Rule #4.C...

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  1. I’m not sure what ketamine based drugs Buck is stealing and abusing right now but he sure is excited about another Too Much on 100 Cogal. Everyone who wants to live the Rule #5 life, line up here. -gianni

    The 2013 200-on-100 Cogal, or for the crazy bastards repeating it from last year, The 400-on-100 Cogal (aka The Buck Rogers Knee Memorial ride, The Steampuck Gastro Memorial Ride, The What the Fuck Was I thinking Memorial Ride).

    On Thursday, June 21st starting at V after V (actual time of sunrise-How Velominati is that?!?) in North Troy, VT the second annual 200-on-100 Cogal will kick off for another crazy, painful, endorphin-induced-hallucinogenic filled, long ass day in the saddle. Last year was amazingly awesome. I will not wax all nostalgic about it. Watch the Ryan Kelly video, read the Cogal page from last year, check out the strava links: It speaks for itself.

    I will be driving support in my new-to-me 1984 12 passenger Land Rover Defender 110 with the big ass roof rack which is a right hand drive so I should be able to hand out bidons and drive all at the same time! It will also have plenty of room in case anyone gets injured and needs to bail. Rob has thrown his hat in for possibly driving a support wagon as well so support should be covered.

    Logistics will be ironed out as the time approaches and hopefully Roger, aka The 200-on-100 MAN, will help with the planning as he did last year but this time around he is NOT allowed to pay for anything!!!

    So be there and be pedaling square by day’s end or regret it for the next 12 months! It’s going to be Fooockin’ Awwwesome (insert Djibouti Dub Video here).”

    I still need to find the Djibouti Dub video but I attached the picture of my Velo Support Wagon, BABY!

    I think that this is the link for Djubouti but I cannot open it at work as it is banned! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmvdeNa67E

    If you do not know Djubouti Dubs, you missing out. Just google them, but not at work!

    Thanks!

    Buck

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - June 20, 2013
    5:05 AM - 10:05 PM

    Location
    Troy School

    Cogal Details
    Route Details


This has been in the works for a while. I don’t want to take up too much time as you all have a lot of reading to do here. Rodger has an opening ramble then introduces us to the whole crew. Rob added his two cents worth and Xyxax wrote a perfect final report so don’t stop until you read his. I had a report from Tim that gmail has hidden...

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  1. Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to so eloquently put in words what a crazy experience it was. Fond memories of the ride.  I often revisit via google street view the exact spot where I completely blew up at the top mount snow. »

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. @roger I have no idea, he just had the decals on his frame where the normal logos would be. I take it he’s a motörhead fan. »

  2. came to a stop next to a courier who was riding a Lemmy Merckx today. »

Vermont is spelled with a capital “V”, surely no coincidence. With the loads of mountains and climbs available, it had to start with a “V”. I mean, if it was mountainous enough to draw a runaway “loose” nun who left the church for a sailor, it must be good, right? (Great nordic skiing there—Trapp Family Lodge, if you are there in the...

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  1. I will join everyone in thanking roger for putting so much effort in making this ride happen, as well as the SAG drivers who were extremely patient and helpful. I congratulate everyone who participated for making this a special ride! »

  2. Going straight to North Troy Inn: 2000dB Sparky »

  3. Put in a pretty good preparation ride today, I’d say.  180km solo in blazing 34˚C heat.  Hit up some good hills, but nothing like we’ll encounter, so still a bit nervous about that.  Tested a bunch of different food options as well, so I think I’ve got th… »

  4. I want to experiments with different foods before this ride and would like to hear suggestions what products and what quantities you guys use.  Gels, bars, ???, drinks, … Currently I only eat a lot before riding and then maybe eat a bar at some point … »

  5. Glad to hear you’re alright, roger.  Best of luck with the replacement process. »

  6. @cal I am feeling the exact same way after reading all the recent posts. I lost my job this monday and all I can think about is how much saddle time I’ll be able to put in to get get ready for this. Too bad it’s going to rain all week. »

  7. Riding more and more, despite some lingering discomfort in my right knee (it doesn’t hurt when I ride). 30km – 50km – 80km this week, and +100km on monday, hopefully I’ll be able to keep raising those numbers consistently. I do need to climb more though. »

  8. @Rob It’s a bit of a random injury that didn’t even happen while riding but evolved into a tendonitis. I have very little pain left so I might go and start testing it on the rollers today. »

  9. I’ve been off my bike for a couple of weeks by now, waiting for my stupid knee to heal. Everyday I remind myself that I should really be training for this. »

  10. I’m in! Added my info to the spreadsheet. The details haven’t been totally worked out, but I should be there with an extra sag car that will drive back up north at the end of the ride. »

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. @Buck Rogers He’s a long standing Quebec frame builder, a bit of a local legend. Here’s an article about him if you want to find out more than I can write here. Maybe you’ll get to see it in person, I’m seriously considering coming along for the 200 on 10… »

  2. I figure this is the rule compliant way to introduce myself here. Marinoni Special ’91 (Columbus SL) repainted and rebuilt recently. »