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Velominatus: Buck Rogers

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Started road racing in 1987 in VT. Raced through college at UVM and then fell away from the true path and started running. Have been back now for about five years. Currently riding a 2007 Eddy Merkcx Premium SL with 2009 Dura-Ace STI groupo, Mavic Premium SL wheelset, Selle San Marco saddle and Cinelli stem and handlebars, a dream of a bike for me. Recently acquired a 1992 Team Motorola Eddy Merckx with all circa 1992 componentry. she has quickly become Bike #2. Also have a Lemond Poprad CX for bike #3. Still looking for bike #4 (i.e. n+1).

@Buck Rogers's activity:

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

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  2. Fucking Madiot in ’85. »

  3. FUCK me!  Now it’s working.  You must have scared it into line! »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @unversio The Ribble site has them for $54 US dollars including shipping to USA.  NEVER beat that price.  That is about 50% off. »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @brett DAMN!  That’s Madiot???  Never would have called that.  Thanks, man! »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @teleguy57 Thanks a MILLION!  That’s a ridiculously low price!  Just ordered a pair of 27’s. »

  2. @frank point taken on the two stripe version.  Will be ordering a pair this winter. »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @fignons barber This!  I have not been able to post a photo for a few days now at work or at home. »

  2. @frank Who’s the RMO rider?  Definitely not Mottet and my small knowlegde has him as about the only RMO guy I can remember. »

  3. @frank “I have ’83-’90 and they are all so much fun. That ’90 edition is awesome. When did those stop? I’d love to grab some from the early 90’s.” Perhaps ’91 was the last year?  Not sure.  I only have two years but love them.  I need to fill out th… »

  4. @frank Just take my money, please!  Put me down for two!!! »

  5. Just reading the 1990 edition of Winning’s Fabulous World of Cycling and the intro has Merckx and the other author wondering in amazement about how the Italians came out of “nowhere” to dominate the year, winning nearly everything except the TdF and how a… »

  6. @davidlhill I wear a cap under my helmet at all times and not just b/c I am going quite bald.  Actually, that is the main reason but I also love the way it looks.  And ChrisO:  I’m not biting on your proffered helmet debate! »

  7. @Pedale.Forchetta Good Lord, that photo is soooooo clear that it looks like Cuddles is coming right out of my screen.  Great shot not only of a perfect cap wearing instance but also just a great shot in general. »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. Why can I not upload photos anymore??? Both at work and at home I cannot get any photos to upload. I tried clearing my cookies/browser but to no avail. Anyone know what is going on? Anyone else have this problem? »

  2. @Angling Saxon A la “You’ll have to excuse him, he’s from Barcelona” … simple explanation:  He’s Dutch.  We Yanks do not claim him and he does not claim us. »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @Markp Unless you are RDV, Le Blaireau or PhilGil it has to be down in my opinion.  O/w you like like a tosser.  This is, of course, when wearing it without a helmet.  If you can pull off a brim up cum helmet, then you’re pro.  Never seems to work for me,… »

  2. @frank Ahhhh, there’s that sticky point about actually reading the articles again.  Hell, I was impressed that I actually scanned it and saw my statement of absolution.  Yup, I’m going with it! »

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @Haldy Huh, very interesting.  I am due to buy some new Pave’ tubs and I am sorry to hear this.  I started on tubs when I started seriously riding at age 14 in ’86.  I loved, and still do, the center green stripe.  That was the essence of “Pro” to me b… »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @Chris Ahhhh, yes.  My night is complete.  “Chapeau!” to you (pun intended). »

  2. But this article needs the pic of the rider wearing his cap and smoking the cigar in the car after a race.  I cannot find it but it has been around here before.  Might have been an AOP in the past? »

  3. “It also occurs to me in the state of high fever in which I write this, that the transcended Velominatus is always engaged in a Cycling-related activity which could possibly provide a release-clause for any accusation of a Rule #22 violation.” This!!!  Ye… »

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@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @JohnB Yup, sure does.  But I have a colossal-sized melon so don’t go by me! »

  2. @teleguy57 Fuck Brother!  You trying to get me divorced???  I have a great steel LeMan CX bike and a super Merckx Premium Road Scandium.  No new rides for me for a loooonnnnnngg while. But, I still look and admire with relish! »

  3. @teleguy57 Wow!  Those Hampsten’s look like amazing bikes!  What model do you have?  I am drooling over the Ti Strada Bianca on their website. »