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Velominatus: Bigjohnla

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Baton Rouge, La

I am a 59 year cyclist. I work in the engineering trade as an Industrial Instrumentation Designer. I have ridden bikes constantly for over 50 years. I currently ride a Bianchi Infinito and also own a Trek, Raleigh and centurion.

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Chamois leather used in cycling shorts looked like this only once, before the first washing. After that one had to slather cream onto it to attempt to restore it to its former soft smoothness, which was impossible. I have written a reverence article on chamois cream and I vowed then to never google “saddle sore images” again, hence a b...

@Bigjohnla's posts:

  1. I am a big fan of a product called Udderly Smooth. It is designed for cows. I figured anything that can sooth the beating those poor milk cows take would be good. Really economical too. I buy it in a tub that  will last me almost a year for about 9 bucks…. »

Cycling is a mighty sport with a rich and complex history. Every company, racer, piece of kit, and component has a legend, a story behind it; in many cases it also has a personal and nostalgic connection to our lives.  While this particular sport is steeped in tradition, it is also fiercely modern, a fact that serves only to deepen its complexity...

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  1. Stumbled onto THE RULES at the local Barnes & Noble. Not much of a selection, I alreaady owned most of the cycling books offered for sale. But,  it looked interesting and was a great read. Much to my surprise I pretty much adhered to most of the rules… »