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Velominatus: Cheaves

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA

I've been racing since the early '90's. My focus is now on cyclocross racing with road and mountain biking as training. 2013 & 2014 35+ Georgia Time Trial Champion Married with kids.

@Cheaves's activity:

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...

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. My #1. 2000 Litespeed Ultimate with Dura-Ace Team group. This year it got the shiny treatment on nearly every part within reason. For everyday riding… group rides, bad roads, the trainer, wet or cold weather. Spuds are on due to CX season. #2 comes o… »

  2. @ChrisO   Yes it is. If I’ve got to pin numbers on my back, this one gives me a bit of an edge over my #1. That being said, it hasn’t gotten many miles on it in the past year. I got peer pressured into racing the whole MTB series this year. I only had TT … »

Finding The V-Locus is something of an extension of the Goldilocks Principle; bars set somewhere between Sit Up and Beg and a face-plant, saddle height somewhere between speed skater and Baryshnikov, and reach somewhere between a unicycle and the Batpod. This is art more than it is science, a process of iteration and refinement. And everyone knows...

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. @G’rilla I hate when that happens. You’d think they’d have a better glue. »

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...

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. @Thursday  there »

  2. I’m not any sort of a photographer, but here’s my #2 road bike. #1 road bike is getting a makeover… I’ll get pictures up once I see the sun again. There’s lots of shiny parts to get the sun in your eyes when you’re behind me. »

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. I caught up to a fella on a try-bike today with some of the fluffiest legs I’ve seen in a while. I thought those guys shaved everything. »

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...

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy Check out the Food Lion bag near the bottom. Do they have those in Holland? »

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. nothing like a healthy dose of “boooo” »

  2. I would like to congratulate my fellow Georgian Thomas Turner on his winning the Masters 30-35 CX World Championship. This guy barely missed first last year by about 20 feet. He’s been the local butt-kicker around here for the past few years. This dude ma… »

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. I got turned on to 25mm tires a few years ago and have never looked back. I ride both clincher and tubular 25s.  High quality 25s are nearly as light as 23s but they roll faster, corner better and last longer than thinner tires. The extra comfort doesn’t … »

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. If anyone hasn’t seen it, the owner (I think) of Speedplay has a huge collection of pedals from way back. It’s on the Speedplay site. I’ve given the pedals a fair shake, but they always felt like trying to pedal on ice cubes. Maybe I’ll try some of the l… »

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. Thanks for the reminder. First ‘cross race of the season is less than 2 months away. Practice starts tomorrow. Gotta get a step out of that remount. »

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...

@Cheaves's posts:

  1. @Bill I’ve lately seen a few riders make a fist with the thumb sticking out and smacking their backside with it to indicate pulling off a paceline. Any other sightings? »