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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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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...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @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… »

  2. @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

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    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...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  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… »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  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...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  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! »

  2. @pistard This is open to all!  I’ll wait until tomorrow as I am retiring form the internet for the night.  Catch you tomorrow!!! »

  3. @wiscot Pretty sure that Robic’s son went into cinema »

  4. @wiscot »

  5. Photo is from the Giro 1950.  Alright @pistard, since you guessed it, your turn to throw up an old photo and see if we can figure it out! »

  6. @pistard @wiscot DING, DING, DING!!!  We have winners!!!  Well done, Lads!!! »

  7. @pistard Pretty sure you’ve got it but want to make sure!  Not trying to be an ass or anything (but, in my defense, I have been told that I cannot help being an ass at most times)! »

  8. @Nate Nope. @pistard So your guess is? »

  9. @pistard Nope!  I will tell later (not that I knew without looking at the subtitled page it came from) but I want to see if Oli can tell us (or I will confirm it if someone else gets it right beforehand). I love these old photos and trying to guess who … »

  10. @wiscot Fuck’in STRONG work, Brother!  I did not know all of them.  I just searched on google images for a cool old photo–fortunately for me, the subpage had them all identified and you are correct on the two you have named. Robic was a funny looking … »

I’m trying my best to stay thin this winter, but I’m nowhere near where I was when it was warm and the days were long. I keep flashing back to the last time I felt genuinely skinny and declared to myself, “This time, I’ll keep it off!”This photo is a metaphor. Winter me is on the right, Summer me is on the left. Mi...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @pistard Ha!  Excellent! »

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...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @Oli Oli my Friend!  Don’t let the Bastardos get you down! Quick, who are these three gentlemen??? »

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

    Loading Map....

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

    Location
    Scratch Baking Company

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

  2. 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

    Loading Map....

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

    Location
    Scratch Baking Company

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

@Buck Rogers's posts:

  1. @ped Ha! »

  2. @ped Holy SHIT!!!  I have not seen that photo before.  Crazy!  Tour of Beijing? »

  3. @wiscot Chapeau!  I scored 5.  I thought that I knew 6 straight up and hoped to guess a few right.  Guess I did not know as much as I thought I did! (probably much more common in my life than I would like to admit!). And yes, any 15 pointers this week … »

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

    Loading Map....

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

    Location
    Scratch Baking Company

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification