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Velominatus: Benj

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Perth, Aus

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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...

@Benj's posts:

  1. @frank Wise words Frank. TO be clear, I’ve done the deed and shaved but the blow back following was monumental. I like The V Step program. Will implement and report back. Thanks for the advice. »

  2. Oh keepers, Long has it been since I prayed at the alter of Merckx. I beseech you to pass on some of your wisdom. I have finally bitten the bullet and begun my adherence to Rule #33 however the Velomihottie does not share my enthusiasm and has made the o… »

To all WA Velominati – I know you’re out there!What be better way to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday than riding with a bunch of like minded souls through the diversity Perth has to offer. As we near the winter solstice , this is perhaps the most Flandrian Perth can get! Continue reading...

@Benj's posts:

  1. To all WA Velominati – I know you’re out there!

    What be better way to celebrate The Prophet’s birthday than riding with a bunch of like minded souls through the diversity Perth has to offer. As we near the winter solstice , this is perhaps the most Flandrian Perth can get!

    Starting at the Narrows on our beloved Swan River we’ll head out to the Hills through JFNP, Mundaring Weir and the Bickley Valley, down the sweeping decent of Canning Mills, through deepest, darkest Kenwick to swing on to the Shelley loop back to the Narrows. We can then recount the days exploits at the Belgian Beer Cafe, drink a toast to Eddie and all avow to be on KT2014!

    Let’s make it happen!

    VLVV

    asyax

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    Date - June 16, 2013
    7:05 AM - 4:50 PM

    Location
    South Perth Parasailing. West of Narrows Bridge

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  2. To all WA Velominati – I know you’re out there!

    What be better way to celebrate The Prophet’s birthday than riding with a bunch of like minded souls through the diversity Perth has to offer. As we near the winter solstice , this is perhaps the most Flandrian Perth can get!

    Starting at the Narrows on our beloved Swan River we’ll head out to the Hills through JFNP, Mundaring Weir and the Bickley Valley, down the sweeping decent of Canning Mills, through deepest, darkest Kenwick to swing on to the Shelley loop back to the Narrows. We can then recount the days exploits at the Belgian Beer Cafe, drink a toast to Eddie and all avow to be on KT2014!

    Let’s make it happen!

    VLVV

    asyax

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 16, 2013
    7:05 AM - 4:50 PM

    Location
    South Perth Parasailing. West of Narrows Bridge

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

@Benj's posts:

  1. Aaaaaaand Sir Sideburns and Ryder are out. Not sure I believe this chest infection guff.http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/43818/illness-forces-wiggins-to-quit-the-giro »

To all WA Velominati – I know you’re out there!What be better way to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday than riding with a bunch of like minded souls through the diversity Perth has to offer. As we near the winter solstice , this is perhaps the most Flandrian Perth can get! Continue reading...

@Benj's posts:

  1. To all WA Velominati – I know you’re out there!

    What be better way to celebrate The Prophet’s birthday than riding with a bunch of like minded souls through the diversity Perth has to offer. As we near the winter solstice , this is perhaps the most Flandrian Perth can get!

    Starting at the Narrows on our beloved Swan River we’ll head out to the Hills through JFNP, Mundaring Weir and the Bickley Valley, down the sweeping decent of Canning Mills, through deepest, darkest Kenwick to swing on to the Shelley loop back to the Narrows. We can then recount the days exploits at the Belgian Beer Cafe, drink a toast to Eddie and all avow to be on KT2014!

    Let’s make it happen!

    VLVV

    asyax

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 16, 2013
    7:05 AM - 4:50 PM

    Location
    South Perth Parasailing. West of Narrows Bridge

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

  2. To all WA Velominati – I know you’re out there!

    What be better way to celebrate The Prophet’s birthday than riding with a bunch of like minded souls through the diversity Perth has to offer. As we near the winter solstice , this is perhaps the most Flandrian Perth can get!

    Starting at the Narrows on our beloved Swan River we’ll head out to the Hills through JFNP, Mundaring Weir and the Bickley Valley, down the sweeping decent of Canning Mills, through deepest, darkest Kenwick to swing on to the Shelley loop back to the Narrows. We can then recount the days exploits at the Belgian Beer Cafe, drink a toast to Eddie and all avow to be on KT2014!

    Let’s make it happen!

    VLVV

    asyax

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - June 16, 2013
    7:05 AM - 4:50 PM

    Location
    South Perth Parasailing. West of Narrows Bridge

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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...

@Benj's posts:

  1. @JD Had something very similar happen on my weekend ride with a bunch that over took on a flat only to crawl up hill after hill. Me and my riding buddy dropped them three times on the hills before we saw the last of them. Personally I think it was my frie… »

@Benj's posts:

  1. @Marcus He needed veins like that to make the injections easier! »

  2. @Marcus It’s worth noting that Barry Hall – the bloke in red and white – went on to a relatively unsuccessful boxing career after footy. Regardless of any other aspects of the game, AFL players are incredibly athletic (players running 12-14km in a 2 hr g… »

  3. Shit is getting real in Aussie sport right now. Live coverage here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-07/4505884 ASADA report is available on that site too. »

  4. I don’t think you can really single out the AFL as a sports organisation which is better or worse than any other. The policy Mikael mentions is anachronistic and backwards but I reckon it might be more to do with doctor-patient confidentiality than protec… »

@Benj's posts:

  1. Nevermind, found it. http://youtu.be/Ol5bW3slz9A »

  2. Anyone got a link to the presentation? »

@Benj's posts:

  1. Wow, my crash story is completely inadequate when compared to what some of you guys have been through. Chapeau for getting back on the bike at all. My only major crash involved a porsche 911 pulling out of a side street as I was coming down hill. He saw … »

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...

@Benj's posts:

  1. @Deakus Hah, I had 2! Which is unfortunately an improvement on last week. Need more meditation on The V I think. »

  2. How does this rate as far as The Rules are concerned? Fast Phil Gil’s got his ankle inked with world champ colours. »

  3. I’ve been riding after 9pm for the last few nights to avoid the heat. Though it’s still around 30 degrees at that time. Looking forward to a cool change this week. It’s only going to be 35 tomorrow! »

  4. @the Engine I’m going to try and take a reading on the road outside my house to see how hot it gets later today. »

  5. @Mikael Liddy @Giles It’s looking like 35 plus until this time next week. I think I’ll be doing a bit of night riding to keep at it over the next few days. »

  6. So here’s a question… When does hot weather become Rule #9 worthy? We’re looking at 5 consecutive days over 40 degrees (C) here. Right in the middle of my summer break and prime riding time. I’d love a bit of rain and snow right now! »

The days of the proper head badge, I’m afraid, are numbered. It seems it used to be that any road bike with a pedigree that was really worth riding was festooned with an artful adornment on the head tube. By that I mean something made with a bit of heft, stamped or cast of alloy and riveted front and center. More and more though we’re s...

@Benj's posts:

  1. The only badge anyone needs. http://youtu.be/oC4rWA3pTg4 »

@Benj's posts:

  1. @starclimber Ah, poetry. Music to mine ears. »

What I have always loved about Mountain Biking is the immersion into the woods; the sense of solitude that comes in the wilderness that is lost entirely in the convenience and hustle of the cities I’ve always lived in. What I always hated about Mountain Biking is that my mountain bike never feels enough like my road bike.I was but a budding...

@Benj's posts:

  1. @Dan_R Mmmm it seems the way I’m going to have to go, looks like ill be investing in a new set of shoes and pedals before Cross seasons starts Down Under. »

  2. @Gotta Ride Today Exactly the same reason I’m using SPD SLs. I don’t think there’s much likelihood of me running into mud wrestling pits riding in the Australian summer but I think they’ll definitely be on the cards once winter rolls around again. »