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Velominatus: Alex

Order: Level 3 Velominatus

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based in Sydney, Australia '95 Serotta CSI :)

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I bought a Road ID the day I learned of Jon Lennard’s death on August 12, 2013. Someone in the posts of the original announcement of his passing (below) mentioned he was identified by his Road ID. Of course he had a Road ID. What I knew of him made that perfect. So responsible and sensible.The nature of this community is a strange thing; we d...

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  1. Thanks Frank for this thoughtful piece. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Daniel Martin 5. Betancur »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Rodriguez 3. Kwiatovski 4. Daniel Martin 5. Betancur »

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  1. I suddenly feel strongly that Sagan will win. can’t wait to find out. »

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  1. @teleguy57 Nice taping job »

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  1. I’m going total wildcard picks, factoring a break goes up the road and doesn’t get caught a la O’Grady and Van Summeren. So here goes…with nothing to lose… Oh I can’t wait, and I think Wiggins will surprise some people. VSP PICKS: 1. Sebastian Lang… »

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  1. Look out, this race should be a cracker. I wrote we see some coverage. VSP PICKS: 1. Ellen Van Dijk 2. Emma Johansson 3. Elizabeth Armitstead 4. Kirsten Wild 5. Tiffany Cromwell »

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  1. I’ve Degado’d the first two rounds already but a good result here and I’m back init…and thanks for featuring the original tall man of the classics Eddie “Bosberg”! VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Cancellara 3. Stybar 4. Sep Vanmarke 5. Boonen »

Pity our cyclist, it’s Saturday and he won’t shave his face, it might sap his strength but he has to shave his legs or he won’t look serious. He certainly can’t have sex, more strength stealing there, and kissing his wife, whoa, slow down, that could spread some germs. He doesn’t want to get sick so going to that birth...

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  1. I’ve seriously go to stop typing on my iPad, it’s making me seem like I’m drunk all the time… …must be time for another Sydney Cogal… »

  2. Jeeeshz, I’m away front the site for a little while and it’s become Velomounti. Must be the off season! Very cool alpine stuff though guys, very impressed. I guess  all just love mountains eh? I do, anytime I see one my first thought is. Want to ride it,… »

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  1. @Touriste-Routier that’s the perfect approach. I’ve got a 84 Centurion (in dry dock too) that I feel the same way about. »

  2. What kind of riding do you want to do with it – that will answer your question. I’d like to see you go modern with it though but in a way that is true to the Bridgestone spirit, i.e. choose an eclectic bunch of parts that are great functionally but good … »

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  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Valverde 2. J-Rod 3. Nibbles 4. Horner 5. Basso »

  2. Here goes nothing… VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. J-Rod 3. Nibbles 4. Uran 5. Henao »

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  1. Grest wrote up.  Embracing and completing adventures feels amazing so thanks for sharing that with us. For those of you who haven’t gone out and done a silly long ride in questionable terrain then I highly encourage it. For best results it’s useful to not… »

Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

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  1. This is terrible news and I wish his family well. There is a place for remembering all the good things, his contribution to the community, and his now posthumous ability to unite us in reflecting on why we ride and the things that connect us. Perhaps we … »

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. @Beers Uran isn’t a starter »

  2. Tough to pick and no JRod or Valv in my top 5 either.  Here goes Nothin! VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Evans 4. Porte 5. Hesjedal »

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  1. @Cyclops +1 for rad BMX stylin, +1 for elegant explanation for ‘shopping »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Wiggins 3. Ryder 4. Cadel 5. Betancur »

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  1. Nice article Frank. The photo is stunning, good find. I love the glint of the Rolls saddle in the gloom, and the sign on the right, in case the riders hadn’t figured it out, that this is teeth clenching steep. »

@Alex's posts:

  1. @frank you could add in another, a personal favourite of mine… http://drunkcyclist.tumblr.com/post/11394812640/edwig-van-hooydonck-won-the-tour-of-flanders-twice For the record I’m 6’5 and half Dutch. I reckon I know more about the wind than any sho… »

  2. Oh and I just came across this (for any PiNP/Fyxo followers): http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2013/04/melburnout-shifter-dans-40th-birthday-bush-bash-day-02/?utm_source=feedly#1 »

  3. from memory, didn’t The Cobra throw a bike once? »

  4. @nickleggs aye but he threw it just right so it landed leaning against the wall. I was very impressed when I saw that highlight the other day on TV. Even throwing the bike has to be done the right way. Millar shows a different approach, throwing his over… »