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Velominatus: Barracuda

Order: Gray Order Velominatus

Location: Fleurieu Peninsula - South Australia

Self diagnosed Jack of all trades and master of None.... Champagne tastes but a beer budget .... Dreams of a trip to Roubaix ..... reality is a trip to gravel road on outskirts of town.

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For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving...

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  1. For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving the ride date further back in to the middle of the Australian summer (shaddup, it worked fine last time)!

    Some of the other capital cities in Australia would hate to admit it, but for the last week in January, the cycling focus lands squarely on Adelaide & under that spotlight we’re going to run the first of two SA based Cogals for 2015 on the Saturday preceding the Santos Tour Down Under.

    Make no mistake, this course will require generous helpings of rules 5 & 10. The course as it stands is about 120k with 2,700m of climbing, including the now well known Corkscrew rd.

    Come & join us on January 17th, We’ll start at a lovely French cafe, empty your climbing legs up in the hills & then return to the Belgian Beer Cafe for recovery beverages before heading in to the tour village to watch the team presos.

    Strava Route is here.

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    Date - January 17, 2015
    9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Hey Jupiter

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The darker months bring out the macabre in each of us; for Gianni it was the extinction of his beloved Park Tool adjustable clamp. For me, I found myself mourning the fact that I recently purchased a headset press. Ignoring the fact that a Velominatus of my stature didn’t already own one, the mourn behind the mourn is where the interest lies...

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  1. @Beers Not sure re RS81.  But my DA C24’s went pair shaped, a friend who has DA C35’s is starting to show signs also. To Shimano’s credit there was a no questions asked return, I assume due to being well inside warranty period and also the known issue t… »

  2. @piwakawaka What breed C24’s ?   DA9000 ?    If so watch for delamination, had to send mine back for warranty and word is its a known issue with the clear coat ! »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

@Barracuda's posts:

  1. @Dan_R The look and design is spot on, well done. Canadian to the AUD at the moment nearly on par. »

The darker months bring out the macabre in each of us; for Gianni it was the extinction of his beloved Park Tool adjustable clamp. For me, I found myself mourning the fact that I recently purchased a headset press. Ignoring the fact that a Velominatus of my stature didn’t already own one, the mourn behind the mourn is where the interest lies...

@Barracuda's posts:

  1. Excellent, teach us Obiwan, you’re our only hope ! »

The Post-Ride Recovery Drink has never tasted better than it does when enjoyed from the V-Pint. Look deep into your heart and contemplate the awesome symmetry as the V-Cog reveals itself to you at the bottom of the glass; then pour another. Earnest seeker: Drink and ye shall find.Remember: be a good cycling ambassador and always represent La Vie V...

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  1. @Barracuda @frank, any luck ? »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

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  1. @DeKerr Mine too, Demo rides destined for South Australia down on the Fleurieu Peninsula penciled in any time soon Dan ?? »

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. @Barracuda @pistard, update The search just went up a nothch with a guy in Adelaide confirming your details above of my grandfathers bike, and was even able to provide the following for me to continue along the path of building a replica : It is … »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

@Barracuda's posts:

  1. @sthilzy Sub lime ! I see what you did there »

  2. @RedRanger Me also »

  3. White bike, black tape, cufflinks. »

Going fast and looking good while doing it is our Velominati creed. Riding on the tops is the domaine of going uphill, where braking and aerodynamics are unimportant. In most other situations that position is too slow. The pros are usually flattened down in the drops or flattened down on the brake hoods. When us non-pros are not climbing, riding on...

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  1. Similar, but different »

La Vie Velominatus. It is the life we, as Velominati, lead. It is life as a disciple of cycling, of the greater meaning the bike holds and the lessons it teaches us. Along the path, one of our great duties is the wholesale consumption of the great Works related to our sport. From periodicals to books to films, herin lies the list of works conside...

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  1. Finished reading Mr Bassons book,  nothing new in its content but still a good read.  Recommended »

Waiting has never been my strong point. I’m anxious, but don’t really suffer from anxiety. Good things come to those who wait isn’t at the top of my list of proverbs to live by. Do What Thou Wilt always has been, though; kind of a Just Do It for early 20th century Satanists, and me.It was with this mantra in the back of my mind th...

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  1. @brett STOP IT ! Yep, that works »

  2. @brett I see what you did there, clever. In other news, Love your new bike ! »

  3. How cool is it that Roy Orbison was there on the same day checking out Eddy’s new bike as well.  Must of been pre dark shades though. »

  4. @brett Yes, I have been on the Wheelworks case for a while.  Even gone to the next step of sending emails and corresponded with Tristan re a set of 34’s with white ind hubs and twin red spokes at the valve to match SST paint. Sadly, a busted oven, the… »

  5. @brett Wheel of choice ? »

  6. @Ccos Not sure »

  7. That colour scheme in the photo.  WOW.   If it looks that good in a photo imagine how it looks with said accompaniments. I cant have, but want ! »

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...

@Barracuda's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy 16 HOURS …..   My arse hurts just looking at the link. What better way to ride Old Willunga Hill than on a Baum ! Awesome. »

  2. @Mikael Liddy I commissioned it, in my dreams !    Saw that this morning on the gram and was gobsmacked. Want ! »

We want to look like Pros, sure, but what we’re really after is feeling Pro. All the aesthetics are just a tool we use to fuel the fickle internal combustion engine of Morale. In the end, there is little that will make you feel Pro more than clattering along a stretch of cobbles in a small group; instant “select breakaway”. One...

@Barracuda's posts:

  1. Hedrick Redant is so pro in this picture he’s “whale sharking ” standing still. »

  2. @unversio A particular favorite of mine is ” Offended you are ? A shit I don’t give ! ” No way in hell I’m going to be able to make the Keepers Tour so I wont kid myself on thinking I might. What an awesome trip, as others have said however. »

  3. @frank ” Do, or do not, there is no try ! ” »