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Velominatus: BobcatChris

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

If it's got wheels and goes fast, I'm in :)

@BobcatChris's activity:

Wind is an asshole. I have no patience left for it. It has all of it been used up, gone, finished. It is the only force that I’m aware of (with the possible exception of gravity) that is more stubborn and less willing to listen to reason than I myself am. It blows me around on my bike, it embezzles speed from my Magnificent Stroke. No matter...

@BobcatChris's posts:

  1. @Mike_P Likewise up in the North – first ride of the year in shorts and a single shortsleeved layer today.  Happy days, although it still seemed ludicrously windy at points! »

The most important moment in a man’s life is the first time they have a beer. I place it on the list above sex and having a child because sex usually only happens as a direct result of drinking beer. As for having children, I’m given to understand they are poop factories at first, then promptly become loud, and then obnoxious before the...

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  1. I find drinking shedloads whilst doing’ routine’ training makes it much easier to drop 2-3kg easily by cutting down on the ale for the last 2 weeks before a race.  Then again, I don’t race too often… »

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. @andrew You know how people say ‘lol’ but don’t really mean it?  I genuinely laughed at that! »

ChrisO is back with another installment of Suffering in the Desert. Enjoy. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. This kind of article just makes me want to get on the bike and go fast!  Nicely written :) »

One of the finest things about Velominati is it attracts the crazy bastards. Cyclists are slightly unhinged anyway but there are more than a few out there who have no fear. Crazy is not constrained by nationality. Crazy knows no borders. Sure the Randonneurs would do this just to make sure they were happy with their choice of headlamp strap but @ba...

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  1. Superb – that’s next Christmas’ craziness sorted then :D »

Details are what separate the Velominatus from the Cyclist; we don’t just pay attention to them – we devour them. Our bicycles are carefully curated with every part sourced to meet our personal specifications, requirements, or whim.And just as fine cufflinks round out a finely tailored suit, the Velominati V-Cog bar plugs dubbed the Han...

@BobcatChris's posts:

  1. Based on the demand already apparant in these comments, how about some actual cufflinks? »

We reflect on another year of cycling; who has been naughty and who has been nice. The rusty chain award used to go to the biggest tool of the year but that has been folded into The Anti-V award. In years past the rusty chain award usually went to the present day dopers. Multi-year winners like Danilo “triple threat” Di Luca would now be eligib...

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  1. I’m impressed by anyone that can ride that well on drugs.  When I was on drugs, I couldn’t even find my bike… »

The Ancients dedicated a Velomiskrit prayer to The Prophet, who cast into the rock of Mount Velomis, The Rules.It is customary for a Velominatus to repeat this prayer prior to embarking on each ride in order to ensure safe passage and laying down of The V. The prayer should be closed by a moment of silence and flashing the Secret Sign of the Mer...

@BobcatChris's posts:

  1. @Thomas Pray to whoever you like, only you know what/who has guided you on your particular journey.  Just keep riding! »