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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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Any Questions?Look Folks, on 18JUN2015 a bunch of us are going to head out from Portland, Maine at V:0V in the “A.M.” and ride all fucking day long to Burlington, Vermont, probably arriving near-to-after dark. Continue reading...

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  1. Any Questions?

    Look Folks, on 18JUN2015 a bunch of us are going to head out from Portland, Maine at V:0V in the “A.M.” and ride all fucking day long to Burlington, Vermont, probably arriving near-to-after dark.

    This is a Redux of the 200-on-100 that we rolled in June 2012 which was one of the most physically challenging and mentally tough things that I have ever done in my life. Brutally awesome and I am feeling the need to ride something EPIC this next year.

    As of right now this is a get your own ass to Portland and ride completely-bloody-committed because there is no support for this puppy but the Two Massive Guns of Steel that you see when you look down every day. That is unless, of course, you are too fat to see them when you look down. In that case you have one of two choices: Either lose that gut or don’t show up because this is a compete DROP ride. No way that one can wait for someone else on a ride of this magnitude.

    I am planning on showing up with a few fellow V members that I know are of a similar ability level. We are planning on staying together for at least the first 150 to 200 k’s. If you want to make similar arrangements, that’s cool, but do not plan on everyone singing kumbaya and waiting for your sorry ass if you cannot hold the line. Not being cruel here but being realistic. On the 200-on-100 we all started together and broke into MANY sub-groups and never saw each other for the entire 12 to 15 hours.

    For the route we will be riding the reverse of the 200(Not)-on-100 that T. King/Johnson and Kelly did in 2012.

    So, dust off your rollers, break out the winter parka, stop making NancyBoy excuses and channel your inner Leonard Smalls because the training for this fucker started yesterday!

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    Date - June 18, 2015
    5:05 AM - 10:30 PM

    Location
    Scratch Baking Company

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Either CO2 cannisters or mini-pumps should be carried in jersey pockets (See Rule #31). The only exception to this rule is to mount a Silca brand frame pump in the rear triangle of the frame, with the rear wheel skewer as the pump mount nob, as demonstrated by members of the 7-Eleven and Ariostea pro cycling teams. As such, a frame pump mounted u...

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  1. @Jay Yup.  Also lost my silver Silca top tube frame pump years ago.  That should have been a keeper as well.  I would still use one if I could find one that fit my 2007 Merckx Scandium frame.  They are as sacrosanct as riding tubs.  Pure old school clas… »

  2. @unversio Oh WOW!  I had one of these in the late ’80’s.  I have no idea what happened to it but it was the perfect floor pump.  Just bought a Lezyne High Pressure Steel Floor Drive pump and it is excellent, but still dream of my old Silca floor pump. »

The cobbles are not for everyone. Peter van Petegem said it best, that you have to really love the stones to be good at them. Much like climbing, they demand that the rider forge a close relationship with a special kind of pain – one that is self-inflicted and inspires you to inflict more.I knew I would love the pavé before my tires ever c...

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  1. @Paul Ohhh FUCK, Brother!  Soooo awesome!  Did you sign for the full cyclo???   It is UNBELIEVEABLE how those pave’ fuck you up after 200+ k’s.  Cannot be imagined, only experienced!  Soooo jealous for you and at the same time feel such pity for you as … »

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  1. @Tom Mc Or you could just post the subject of the quiz right in the first sentence of your post. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @Teocalli Thanks, Mate!  Yes, most seem to be “small” sized.  I will wait and see if I can find a large one before pulling trigger. Thanks again,Buck »

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  1. Another tough quiz in my opinion!  Please no spoilers until JAN on the subject.  I managed a 10 but got a bit lucky. »

The cobbles are not for everyone. Peter van Petegem said it best, that you have to really love the stones to be good at them. Much like climbing, they demand that the rider forge a close relationship with a special kind of pain – one that is self-inflicted and inspires you to inflict more.I knew I would love the pavé before my tires ever c...

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  1. From my drunk mind this quote is needed on this thread from a fellow Dutchman of yours (Theo de Rooij) “It’s a bollocks, this race! You’re working like an animal, you don’t have time to piss, you wet your pants. You’re riding in mud like this, you’re slip… »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @markb FUCK Mate!  Soooo sorry to hear that!  I had a woman in a huge Black SUV run over my rear wheel in Texas two years ago and take off.  She came back about 10 minutes later and I was still crumpled by the side of the road with my broken bike.  She sa… »

  2. @Teocalli Okay, in case I decide to just bite the bullet and treat myself to one for my birthday, what size did you get?  I have a large head and always have to wear large to XL helmets and do not want to pay a ton for one that is too small.  Thanks! »

  3. @Teocalli FUCK!!!!  Is that yours???  That is EXACTLY what I want.  Where did you buy it?  Seems like only ebay has them and they cost $100 bucks or something ridiculous. »

  4. @Teocalli Really enjoyed that.  Thanks for posting it.  (and DAMN, I want a Belgian hairnet!!!) »

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...

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  1. @wiscot He should have had his unborn twin (a la Tyler) be the surrogate father! »

  2. @PT Europcar demoted b/c of “lack of funds” to Conti Team level and Astana’s license renewed.  It is things like this that just make me wonder why I give a FUCK about following pro racing at all.  What massive level of bullshit is this??? »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @Puffy Period Campagnolo bits, of course! »

  2. @Puffy Oh YES!  Feel the FUCK’IN Merckx love here on this thread the last few days.  Just LOVE it!!! »

  3. @Dan_R Just AWESOME Dan!!! »

  4. @seemunkee Well, that’s fuck’in odd.  My post only shows your quoted bit, not my message?  Oh well, I was on about how I am pretty sure that you can still ride stationary trainers (KKPro’s, Cyclops) without using any upper body muscles!  (you know, just g… »

  5. @seemunkee »

Any Questions?Look Folks, on 18JUN2015 a bunch of us are going to head out from Portland, Maine at V:0V in the “A.M.” and ride all fucking day long to Burlington, Vermont, probably arriving near-to-after dark. Continue reading...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. Any Questions?

    Look Folks, on 18JUN2015 a bunch of us are going to head out from Portland, Maine at V:0V in the “A.M.” and ride all fucking day long to Burlington, Vermont, probably arriving near-to-after dark.

    This is a Redux of the 200-on-100 that we rolled in June 2012 which was one of the most physically challenging and mentally tough things that I have ever done in my life. Brutally awesome and I am feeling the need to ride something EPIC this next year.

    As of right now this is a get your own ass to Portland and ride completely-bloody-committed because there is no support for this puppy but the Two Massive Guns of Steel that you see when you look down every day. That is unless, of course, you are too fat to see them when you look down. In that case you have one of two choices: Either lose that gut or don’t show up because this is a compete DROP ride. No way that one can wait for someone else on a ride of this magnitude.

    I am planning on showing up with a few fellow V members that I know are of a similar ability level. We are planning on staying together for at least the first 150 to 200 k’s. If you want to make similar arrangements, that’s cool, but do not plan on everyone singing kumbaya and waiting for your sorry ass if you cannot hold the line. Not being cruel here but being realistic. On the 200-on-100 we all started together and broke into MANY sub-groups and never saw each other for the entire 12 to 15 hours.

    For the route we will be riding the reverse of the 200(Not)-on-100 that T. King/Johnson and Kelly did in 2012.

    So, dust off your rollers, break out the winter parka, stop making NancyBoy excuses and channel your inner Leonard Smalls because the training for this fucker started yesterday!

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - June 18, 2015
    5:05 AM - 10:30 PM

    Location
    Scratch Baking Company

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

I think it would be hard for anyone to make the case that Eddy Merckx was Roger de Vlaeminck’s Cycling Sensei, but I think we can all agree that De Vlaeminck was a student of Merckx, if only a student of his domination. But every student at some point becomes the master, and the driven student will always challenge the Order of Things.Eve...

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  1. @Nate Ha!  Yup, Frahnk’s Sith is showing. »

  2. Soooo much fuck’in right with this piece!!!  We are all Brothers (and Sisters) on the bike.  We walk (ride) the same path and have a common bond that goes beyond the race.  It it something that when you both see each others shaved legs or tan lines, you c… »

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  1. @Harminator Ha!  Perfetto!  Tough quiz again this week.  Somehow managed an 11. »

White is a troublesome color; hard to keep clean. I have a white dress shirt that I never wear because even if I manage not to spill on the front of it, the cuffs and collar will look crap by the end of the day regardless. I mean, I can keep from eating something all day, but I can’t keep from drinking coffee or wine, and before very long som...

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  1. @Azryder This is yours???  BEAUTIFUL!!!  I have a ’93 Team Motorola  Merckx but have always wanted a 7-Eleven one!  What year?  Groupo?  Details man, DETAILS! »

The darker months bring out the macabre in each of us; for Gianni it was the extinction of his beloved Park Tool adjustable clamp. For me, I found myself mourning the fact that I recently purchased a headset press. Ignoring the fact that a Velominatus of my stature didn’t already own one, the mourn behind the mourn is where the interest lies...

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  1. @pistard Man!  I suck at these old photos.  Is it Geminiani lower center in the photo (although it looks like a young Paul Newman as well!).  No idea on this stuff! »