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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).

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Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. Fuck’in Sparty!  Just when I thought I was starting to warm up to him he pulls this shit out: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cancellara-turns-against-cobbles-in-the-tour-de-france Sad fuckin day when Cuntador and Nibbles are more manly on a pave’ stage… »

  2. Another amazing show by a GC guy on the Pave’.  First Wiggo’s Top Ten at P-R and now Nibbles showing today.  I understand why they do not ride them every spring but I sure wish they would.  Who knew that Nibbles would go so well in such shit conditions on… »

  3. Wonder if anyone bet that he would crash out today kind of like how some people correctly bet that Suarez would bite someone at the World Cup this year. »

  4. Interesting to note as well that he abandoned before he had ridden any of the pave’ sectors.  Is the road slick today?  Liveticker not really saying. »

  5. They just don’t make Grand Tour contenders like they used to, eh?  Wiggo with the last laugh, esp as he did so well at PR this year. »

  6. The Liveticker (stuck at work, no live streaming) said that the peloton would most likely sit up and wait for Froome and that had me wondering about it.  In the one day P-R race, that is part of the race and it waits for no one.  I wonder what the interna… »

  7. VSP PICKS: 1. Froomie 2. Cuntador 3. Nibbbles 4. Costa 5. Talansky »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

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  1. Fucked if I know! VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Longo Borghini 3. Mara Abbot 4. E Stevens 5. Pooley »

Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local h...

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  1. Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local hills, including Sydenham, Snake Road, and Rattlesnake Point.

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    Date - June 22, 2014
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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I’m not even talking about all the pseudo-asthmatics out there, vaping their way to better breathing. My breathing is just fine. It’s my little citron sized heart that is slowing me down. Is there a street-legal injection or vacuum pump for heart enlargement, or a trip to a doctor in the Congo that would transplant a badass Mandrill heart for m...

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  1. @Gianni Ahhh, fuck, that must be the secret!  But you need more expletives.  You seem weak on that part of your work. »

The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie P...

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  1. @wiscot Yes.  Insane.  85 kph is my top speed that I have ever done.  I was racing and coming off the back side of Mt Mansfield (Stowe MTN) in Vermont in a race.  SCARED the shit out of me, thank you very much! »

  2. @wiscot Fuck ME!  What a descent!  Poetry in motion, no? »

I’m not even talking about all the pseudo-asthmatics out there, vaping their way to better breathing. My breathing is just fine. It’s my little citron sized heart that is slowing me down. Is there a street-legal injection or vacuum pump for heart enlargement, or a trip to a doctor in the Congo that would transplant a badass Mandrill heart for m...

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  1. Fuck Gianni, what is it with your pieces?  I always find myself actually reading them!  Nicely done, again!  And you phrase, “un jour sans” needs to be added to the lexicon in some way, shape or form.  Beautiful three word combo that evokes so much more! »

It’s always a let down for a fan to realise his or her idol is not all that they were held up to be. And while I was somewhat a fan of Marco Pantani, it was neither a surprise nor a let-down to read about his troubled life, and his subsequent sad, lonely death.It wasn’t a surprise, or a let-down, to read that possibly his whole career w...

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  1. @Rob Awesome!  Let me know when you’ll be here and we will get a nice ride in. I loved his perspective about US racing and the crits.  I have seen on other message boards about how some US racers think that they would be better bike handlers, etc b/c o… »

  2. DAMN, man.  Best cycling interview responses into the life of pro cycling that I think that I have ever read.  Read this all the way through.  EXCELLENT insight.  Really, really worth it in my opinion. http://nyvelocity.com/content/interviews/2014/phil-g… »

There are two ways in life to be good at something. The first way is the most obvious, which is to actually be good at something. This is harder than it sounds because you need things like skills, talent, fortitude, and light sabers. The other way doesn’t require those things but it has its own challenges; basically, you have to be holistical...

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  1. @wiscot No shit about the Operation Puerto.  Spanish futbol is HUGE money, much bigger than cycling in Spain.  Besides Messi, who has a TUE for HGH (smiley face here-although he did use it for years for legit severe HGH deficiency) players in that league,… »

  2. @Teocalli   Yes!  I COMPLETELY agree.  I LOVE professional futbol but hate, FUCK’IN HATE the diving bullshit that goes on.  They should immediately review that shit and Red Card the fucker if found to have dove/dived(?).  That would clear that shit up… »

  3. Oh, you must mean this one. »

  4. @Marko But fer FUCK’S SAKE, man, do you have to post a fuck’in photo of it!  Masturbation Principle and all that. I understand that you might be trying to not have to worry about the Three Point System by wearing the largest (and most fuckin ugly) hel… »

The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie P...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggo 2. Costa 3. Kreuziger 4. Mollema 5. Pinot »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

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  1. @brett Spot on.  If you have followed the sport since at least the mid-90′s and you did not think this, then you have drank too much kool-aid.  Virenque or Hincapie anyone??? And yes, bummed that Rolland did not quite make the podium, your picks be dam… »

This note arrived to the Velominati Bunker back in April. It was a confession. It was a cautionary one. Everyone knows someone who has done this. I nearly did it myself*. I replied to Alex, not sympathetically enough yet his message has stayed with me. Is this worthy of a New Rule? Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. @scaler911 Are you SERIOUS??!?  Good Lord, that is awful!  Was anything ever recovered? »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

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  1. DAMN!  Big shake up going on in the 3-9th slots. »

  2. @Rob I hear you, Brother.  It’s purely all of us old men standing together and trying to believe that the world is not ruled by 2o-something year olds!  Gooooo Cuddles!!!  Hell I just want him to do well b/c I actually like the guy.  And hopefully Ryder… »

This note arrived to the Velominati Bunker back in April. It was a confession. It was a cautionary one. Everyone knows someone who has done this. I nearly did it myself*. I replied to Alex, not sympathetically enough yet his message has stayed with me. Is this worthy of a New Rule? Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Fuck Yes!  But only on the condition that it stays “Twatting”.  Fucking awesome term! »