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Velominatus: CanuckChuck

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Maryland

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Born again roady. Can still be found off road. Hard core Rocky Mountain Bicycles fan.

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First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Emma Johansson 3. Borghini 4. ARMITSTEAD Elisabeth 5. Pooley »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Quinta 2. Froome 3. J Rod 4. Valverde 5. Honer »

If @steampunk can’t take much credit here I guess we can’t take any. We can take pleasure is seeing someone’s kid hauling ass on a bike, a Velominatus spawn, even better. We all came to cycling by different paths, seemingly few by our parents. It is impossible to outguess one’s children; they are clever little bastards. Hop...

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. Great piece @Steampunk. »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. After a Delgado for the Tour De Suisse and a “stellar” TdF, not sure I can climb back out of the VSP hole I’ve dug for myself… VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, M 2. Wild, K 3. Hosking , C 4. Bronzini, G 5. Armitstead, L »

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  1. Revised. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Nibbles 4. Valverde 5. Talansky »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Nibbles 4. Costa 5. Talansky »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Emma Johansson 3. Borghini 4. Evelyn Stevens 5. Marijn de Vries »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. No point in swapping out Scarponi face at 10pts, but I could get something for swapping Poz for J-Rod. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nairo Quintana 2. Dom Poz 3. Cuddles 4. Uran Uran 5. Scarponi »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Nairo Quintana 2. J Rod 3. Cuddles 4. Uran Uran 5. Scarponi »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Martin, Dan 4. Kwiatkowski 5. J Rod »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Moreno 2. Valverde 3. Gilbert 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Daniel Martins »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. Why not… VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. DE VRIES Marijn 3. STEVENS Evelyn 4. ARMITSTEAD Elisabeth 5. JOHANSSON Emma »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Gilbert 4. Gerans 5. J Rod »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Spartacus 2. Vanmarcke 3. Tommeke 4. Stybar 5. Kristoff »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Boonen 3. Terpstra 4. Stybar 5. Sagar »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. VAN DIJK Ellen 2. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa 3. JOHANSSON Emma 4. ARMITSTEAD Elisabeth 5. BRONZINI Giorgia »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Boonen 3. Spartacus 4. BossHog 5. Kristoff »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Lizzie Armitstead 2. Anna van der Breggen 3. Elisa Longo Borghini 4. Emma Johansson 5. Ellen Van Dijk »

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. Looking forward to bending those rules in October at the HOTN! »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

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  1. Safety picks… VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Degenkolb 3. Cav 4. Spartacus 5. Gilbert »

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...

@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. @Buck Rogers 11 this week too! (Missed #4 as well.) Still neck and neck! »

  2. 7 last week, 15 this week. I hope I’m not peaking too early. »

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. @David Boerner Best bunch of d-bags I’ve ever met. »

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  1. @itburns on left

    Alcon:  I had the below write up set for the Second West Point Cogal and was ready to send it to Gianni when I heard the news.  It really drives home how “Not Invisible & Imaginary” that we all are.  We will be riding this Cogal with itburns memory in our hearts and his spirit in our peloton.  Please join us if possible in body and if not, in spirit.  RIP, Brother, we said that we would ride another Cogal together and this will have to do until we ride together again in the sky.

    I’ll leave the original write up untouched as knowing itburns, he’d appreciate the joke.

    West Point Invisible Friends Cogal Part Deux

    With respect for my VMH who insists all of you are actually invisible/imaginary friends and questions your true existence, I am hosting another Falling Leaves Cogal at West Point this fall.  It will take place on, Sunday the 20th of October to try to hit the Fall Colours perfectly and will start at my house at V past X.  It will encompass the same route as last year minus the long stretch out to Bull Pond on Rt 293 and adding in a little more on the West Point Campus and in the Town of Cornwall where we will be stopping for lunch.  The Cogal will still finish with the Bear Mountain climb and back through the West Point campus.  The ride will be Casually Deliberate as we will regroup at the top of each climb but beware; there is the proverbial “Shit-ton” of climbing on this route so bring your climbing legs!

    This Cogal will give my VMH and me a chance to share our lovely espresso machine that we bought last year for Christmas with everyone.  So bring your own espresso beans if you want to as we have a grinder as well or just show up and share the ones we have.  Also, if you need to, you can crash at our house on Saturday night.  We will provide dinner the night before and breakfast the day off.

    Speaking of “Invisible Friends” that reminds me of a joke:  Superman is flying around the world really high in the sky one day and looks down and sees Wonder Woman lying completely naked on her back with her legs spread in a field.  Superman says to himself, “You know, I can fly down there, sneak a super fast one with her and be out of there before she even knows what happens.”  So Superman speeds down, does the deed and heads out in a flash.

    Wonder Woman goes, “Holy shit!!!  What the hell was that?!?!?!” and the Invisible Man goes, “I don’t know but my ass sure hurts!!!”

    See you on Sunday!

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    Date - October 20, 2013
    10:05 AM - 5:00 PM

    Buck's Office

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@CanuckChuck's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Alison Tetrick 2. Amber Neben 3. Jeannie Longo 4. Zabelinskaia 5. Dijk »