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Velominatus: Asyax

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Darlington, Western Australia

I have been on bikes since a young tacker, and enjoy all things cycling. Whilst preferring to ascend (and descend) the slopes of Mount Velomis by the tree rooted, rock strewn goat tracks, I adopted the n+1 principle and bought myself a nice roadie - I am now spending about half my time on this. Whilst not having raced as a young bloke, I enjoy entering events (road and MTB) for the cameraderie and banter, and seeing how well I can place. Am a much better swimmer than I'll ever be a cyclist, but I acquit myself OK. Still not Rule 33 compliant though!

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  1. @cummquott Like all quality things they take time – trust Frank, they will come! »

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. OGE for the win! VSP PICKS: 1. Gerrans 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatowski 4. G. Thomas 5. Rodriguez »

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. Well, it worked last year, here goes; VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Vanmarke 3. Stybar 4. Van Avermaet 5. Kristoff »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

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  1. Saw this a few days ago as well, Anatomical Universal Saddle Selector – http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/innovation-saddle-selection-app-unveiled/ I can post my results if anyone interested! »

Vlaanderen. Its no accident the Flemish word for Flanders starts with a V; there is nothing simple or easy about riding a bike here. If it isn’t wind, its steep bergs. If it isn’t tarmac, its cobbles. Most of the time, its all three. Oh, and the weather there sucks. In fact, Flanders doesn’t have weather – it has VVeather.De...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Armistead 2. Johannson 3. Stevens 4. Van Dijk 5. Borghini »

This needs no introduction. The Spring Classics are truly upon us. The course has been modified yet again, it is tougher? The riders make the race and the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen is loaded with racers who could win or make the Velominati VSP placings. Just to pick the winner will not be nearly as easy as it has been recently. There are small clo...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Terpstra 3. Sagan 4. Vanmarcke 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. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Cancellara 3. Boonen 4. Stannard 5. Stybar »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

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  1. @Marko  POC Octal in orange too? »

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. Sagan 3. Gerrans 4. Kwiatowski 5. Nibali »

We recently lost our beloved Great Dane, Kirki, who we nicknamed Beene for reasons that elude logic. She was a good dog, more sweet than clever. A sad side effect of big dog breeds and their short lives is that it wasn’t until nearly the end of her life that she made certain key discoveries about the world. Such as that weighing nearly 65 kil...

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  1. @Mikael Liddy Aaah… the serenity! »

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. @anotherdownunder ‘Twas me – Rule #69 compliant the whole way – bloody hell – that was tough! Excellent day out though (in hindsight)! »

  2. Interesting article on Cycling Tips on the concept of “Everesting” http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/03/everesting-climbing-8848-metres-in-a-single-ride/ Worthy challenge for a Velominatus! Only 34 repeats of Welshpool Rd! »

I’m a non-climber who enjoys climbing. I’d enjoy it more if I was good at it. And “enjoy” might be too strong a word, “tolerate” might be better. But dragging 89 kilos up a volcano gives one time to contemplate the cycling life .Let us define non-climber. It’s someone either too fat, too big (gravitationally challenged) or a fast- twi...

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  1. @Daccordi Rider , xyxax- Found a second hand Record compact at the LBS – done deal. Butterflies have now settled a little – though hopefully not on my spokes. »

Every time we get on our bikes, we are playing a game of Russian Roulette. We take care to maintain our machines, to make sure they are in perfect running order, we look after our bodies to maximise our performance, and we, hopefully, abide by the rules of the road to keep ourselves safe from the dangers of other road users. But ultimately, our liv...

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  1. Video didn’t work, try;  http://kck.st/1h1viSw »

  2. A very tragic tale, unfortunately heard too often. A group of Perth (WA) cyclists are rolling out a new tail-light/ camera, trying to change driver culture by letting them know they are being recorded. The “Fly6″ is getting a reasonable amount of press (… »

I’m a non-climber who enjoys climbing. I’d enjoy it more if I was good at it. And “enjoy” might be too strong a word, “tolerate” might be better. But dragging 89 kilos up a volcano gives one time to contemplate the cycling life .Let us define non-climber. It’s someone either too fat, too big (gravitationally challenged) or a fast- twi...

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  1. Not meaning to open up the old Compact- Standard cranks debate, but I have a question for any Velominati who have done 3-peaks in Victoria. I am currently going to be set-up with a std 53-39 and 27-12. I have done a reasonable amount of climbing over the … »

It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over En...

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  1. It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor. Riding is a mix of seaside roads and medium hills all the way through to Willunga Hill (featured climb in the TDU). Join us for a Casually Deliberate day sampling some fine roads/scenery and great coffee and food along the way.

     

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    Date - February 08, 2014
    8:05 AM - 5:00 PM

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    Nino's of Victor Harbor

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There’s something not quite the same about how the Pros climb and how we climb. They go faster, I suppose. There’s that. They’re skinnier, too, and climb better for their weight to boot. And they’re stronger, that probably helps although I can’t speak from personal experience. I’ve also noticed that while under p...

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  1. http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/01/santos-tour-down-under-stage-3-report-and-photos/ »

Always be Casually Deliberate, even when riding.You have just attacked off the front to take a town line sprint. It was a just-the-perfect-amount-of-dumb yet successful move. You went deeply anaerobic for a sprint no one else was even mildly interested in, but you did crush them unrestrainedly. Continue reading...

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  1. Just got this from my sister for Christmas (after sorting through Dad’s old slides). Rule #80 adherence since 1968. “Come on- what are we waiting for??” Note: Possible other rule infractions may be evident VLVV – Merry Xmas and a hard New Year »

Assuming you ride somewhere outside the borders of Antarctica, you have likely already heard about the injustice being imposed on our friend and fellow Velominatus, Dan Richter who goes around these parts as @Dan_R.I’ve been riding Dan’s wheels for a bit over a year, and they are the best I’ve ever had. After hearing about the sui...

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  1. @DerHoggz @Steampunk  Unfortunately no, saw it on the tumblr link posted by @DerHoggo above »

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  3. Rule #94? – Don’t fuck with the Velominati »

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. @ Giles, rom, BenJ (?) Perth – NY day ride…. say start 6:00 @ Crank, Leederville. If interested I’ll map something out……. »

  2. Re: Adelaide Rapha Gentlemans Race V-kit @ ~2:00 – nice one Mikael! http://vimeo.com/80090804   A few too many sheep references me thinks – I think they have us confused with NZ »

Water is an asshole, at least when it comes to bicycles. So is wind, now that I think of it; I don’t love it, unless its at my back, but that rarely seems to happen even on out-and-back routes. Fire’s not winning any prizes either, unless you’re talking about the hunk-a-hunka burnin’ V. Even le soleil isn’t scoring po...

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  1. @Giles & Rom – I’m up for a ride in Perth Hills on NY Day – early start as likely to be opposite end of Rule #9 spectrum – see Rides thread »