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Velominatus: Beers

Order: Level 1 Velominatus

Location: Waitakere

Tortoise extraordinaire

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  1. @Simon I’m not sure the dietician would have been talking of choc milk during the event. During a game they definitely drink electro/carb drinks. The science says choc milk is one of the best recovery drinks you can have. Research says protein is almost p… »

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  1. @frank Easy on the past tense mate, they’re not in Paris yet! What with all the talk on it being Spider and Bertie show before it had even begun, all we need is some over zealous selfie taker numpty to step into Vince, going down and breaking a collar, … »

  2. I’m going to keep my eyes open for this Bauer guy, rode like a stud, heart on his sleeve. One of the rides of the tour IMO… Just would have loved for it to have come off for the romance of the tour, but that’s racing. »

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  1. @Gianni Additionally, shorn legs look fitter than unshorn! The definition improvement you get is impressive even on the ahem, heaviest of the bunch. »

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  1. Fuckity fuck fuck… VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. vincenzo nibali 2. Richie Porte 3. Alejandro Valverde 4. T Van Garderen 5. Thibaut Pinot »

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  1. From what I understand those bastions of machismo the rugby players are also fond of shorn pistons. No one asks them though, nor questions their masculinity. Probably because they are twice our size. As for me, I just turn turn to them and say “Why do I s… »

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. @fignons barber Glad to hear you are ok mate. After my own off I found it poignant to realise bike shit can be replaced, health and lives cannot, so as far as that goes, sacrificing the Canyon to the road gods was a win.. Hope you get back soon. »

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  1. It was awesome to watch. A large number of crashes on corners on tarmac, I’m wondering if the slipperiness/rolliness of a tub at 60psi is easily handled in the dry, but makes for even more breakaway risk in the wet on the smooth stuff? »

  2. @Geraint It seems Porte also hit the deck, looking at his left shoulder here »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. christopher froome 2. alberto contador 3. jurgen van den broek 4. Andrew Talansky 5. vincenzo nibali »

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  1. “take me doooowwwn in a blaze of gloorrraaaaayyyy…” »

  2. “take me doooowwwn in a blaze of gloorrraaaaayyyy…” VSP PICKS: 1. ferrand prevot 2. gillow 3. claudia lichtenberg 4. pooley 5. vos »

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  1. I have the possibility of riding MTB or tweaking my franken bike and chucking on some cheap CX clinchers to run the race I’m aiming at. Which would you cx-sensei suggest to a cx-pedalwan?  I was just going to get the gruntiest tread I could find for the … »

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  1. For treatment I have been using Bepanthen because we have it around the house thanks to the Velomigrommie, and it has been working well. Not the Antiseptic version either, which may prove even better. For prevention, I use a lanolin medicated cream Lanis… »

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  1. Alex’s story is a real inspiration, I hung on every word of his first season blogs and over at Spoke. That happy go lucky, I’m gonna give this a try every week even though I get pulled every race, but becoming the peoples champion development is really qu… »

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. Who’s entered Ride of 6 this Sunday, and named their team after the site? Owing to your start time, I expect you will be at the pointy end, whilst we shall be at the other. Will keep an eye out anyway. VLVV, lets enjoy the gravel… »

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. @Teocalli So rad! Would love to attend the Italian event.. Maybe someone could help this chap. Ghanaian entering the Comm games in track, and needs some wheels.. @iamjeddie . Dan R?? If I had twit I would tweet all the brands I could think of, alas.. »

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  1. @ChrisO I learnt everything I needed to from Rise of the Foot Soldier?? (JK, lifetime player here, knee issues led to the bike. And for what it is worth, the theatrics suck ass, but the reasoning is obviously a tactical play to retain/regain possessio… »

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  1. @Fausto Mine the same even if I refresh? Wiggins Mollema Costa Dennis Kreuziger »

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  1. @Mikael Liddy From said wiki: “he was asked if it was counter-aerodynamic to shave his legs but not his face. He said he had “won the team sprint and went 10.14 in Manchester, won the world’s – wasn’t too counter productive!” He said he shaved his leg… »

  2. @frank Yup, Mary V is surely the boss of palmares. Regarding the ‘classic’ legends and Wiggo needing to quit one discipline to be good at another, it’s gotta be a generational thing. Back then those blokes were all strong men rather than grimpeur twig… »

  3. @Teocalli Being one also with athsma, which mainly impacted by cold weather riding and harder efforts, your above statement was somewhat profound for me. Taking athsma meds on an already dilated trachea would do nothing, because the fucker is as dilat… »

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  1. @Geraint Exactly as stated, the sport just lends itself to it, so have at it! Loving the conjecture.. »

  2. @Geraint More conspiracies in that post than I’ve had hot dinners! Don’t you love how the simple act of professionals riding bicycles can be so full of nuance and witchcraft? Strong work! »

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. @Si Coullist If you hit the tarmac with tools in your jersey pocket on your back, the tools in your jersey pocket will be the last fucking thing you worry about. Just ask me and my scarred up mini-pump how I know.. »