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Velominatus: ChrissyOne

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Location: Seattle, WA

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Single female from a small village in the Puget Sound area. Lifelong rider of most two wheeled things, and highly skilled at photography and Awesome. Mountain biker to my bones, I've flirted on and off with drop bars, but never wanted to become one of Those Fucking Roadies. I had an aluminum Cannondale years ago, but it wasn't a love affair. I sold it after a time, and learned not to cheap out and buy the wrong bike. For many more years was a happy mountain biker again - then one day something in my brain snapped, and I became addicted to longer and longer road rides. My derangement grew until I added slicks to one of my prized full suspension classics and piled on the km's. I finally decided to buy The Right Bike and luckily found it, rendered in the silky luscious carbon I could never afford before. My joy has been overwhelming. I still ride the mountain bike, but it's a rare treat. Road biking has given me back the guns of my mid 20's, though I do feel I'm getting soft for lack of big-mountain crashes. The horrible, dark secret of it all is that I do this mainly to improve my motorcycle racing. In conclusion, Bikes. -c

@ChrissyOne's activity:

Happy living in our stressful lives is all about organization. For instance, I like to sort the tasks first by priority and then group tasks of equal priority into buckets of minor priorities. Software developers creatively call this approach to organization a “bucket sort”. This helps break down what appears to be an insurmountable me...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. If you’re free on Saturday we should go for a ride. Then we can complain to each other about missing the Heck. »

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...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. @Teocalli I posted that one a while back. It’s a Vitus 979 that a friend gave me decades ago. I was going to build it up but never got around to it. »

  2. Both. I have three different freewheels for it and a fixed gear. It’s set up single right now. »

  3. I wasn’t sure how the whitewalls would go over, but I think it looks like a million bucks. I’m hooked on the Pro4’s ever since I put the red ones on my Cannondale. Still need a proper bracket for my computer, but other than that I’m calling it done. I e… »

  4. Update: I re-wrapped the bars in fi'zi:k 2mm white, replaced the black 44t ring with the stock silver 46t, added new XT pedals, and Michelin Pro4 whitewalls. Meet “Hasufel” »

  5. @GogglesPizano Gorgeous!! »

  6. @cognition I have it, but I think the black looks better. »

  7. @DeKerr I just brought it home last night. Went on a bit of a night mission, but haven’t had time to really stretch her legs yet. Bought it from a friend who was a bit too tall for it, for a fraction of what it was new. It’s such a fun bike, I think I’l… »

  8. I was powerless against those chrome lugs. »

  9. n + 1 »

  10. @fignons barber +1 to all these things. Buy the bike. If the question is ever “Should I buy this bike?” the answer is always yes. =) »

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...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. @VeloSix Since I’m not Belgian, and I like to be outside doing things, I will continue to sport a full-body tan. »

@Bianchi_Bob sent his article in just this week. Its sense of urgency required it to be published NOW. We all need reminding to live in the moment; here is a good reminder. Thanks Bianchi Bob. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. Thank you Bob. I really, really needed this. »

We are cyclists, the rest of the world merely rides a bike. What defines us as cyclists? Can a recumbent rider be a cyclist, a unicyclist, a fat recumbent rider with hairy legs and a YJA on? I think yes but am I snob for even asking?Years ago, I was helping a woman at another research institution set up some scientific equipment. Evidently we kept...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. Did anyone else notice the plumber’s helper holding up the Frejus? Top marks, photo team. »

  2. “Is it the need to ride where we cross the line?” Yes. Even though it’s dangerous. And it hurts. The danger and the hurt are just bridges between all the long stretches of ecstasy. Sometimes we come too close to crossing one line too far. Yet still we … »

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...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. @wilburrox Beautiful! Never sell it! »

  2. For Throwback Thursday, here’s a relic for you. This was my second somewhat-decent mountain bike, a 1993 Trek 930. I destroyed it in less than a year due to my commute across Puget Sound on the foot ferry. The salt water ate this poor machine alive, an… »

Summer is a time for getting fat. Winter is a time for getting fat as well, but in a different way; in Winter we get fat on meals of meat and potatoes covered in sauces made of meat and potatoes. In Summer, on the other hand, our minds get fat: we get nice tans, we tone our muscles, long days see us riding at any hour of the day that suits us. W...

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  1. Beautiful story, Frank. Mornings have been chilly along our beach road, too. The fog is gorgeous along there. »

The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.

    The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in the groupetto.

    A no drop, casually deliberate ride on October 18, 2014. Bring your directions, the road has choices, and maybe (maybe) you don’t want to get lost. There are bailout points for shorter rides. Bring supplies, as Coupeville is the only, but most logical place for refuel and rewater.

    In keeping with the ferry schedule and change in season daylight, we plan a V past VV start. Note that coin operated showers are available at the Langley marina. Bring quarters. Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley has post ride food and malted recovery beverages, including the kind that come from a far off land renowned for its Islay and Highland (inter alia) versions.

    Ride directions here.

    Start/end: South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse.

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - October 18, 2014
    10:05 AM - 4:15 PM

    Location
    South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. @il muro di manayunk Beautiful! Needs red tires tho. ;) »

The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. The Cogal of the Falling LeaVes is now an annual eVent. This is the carte edition.

    The route is unchanged from 2011-2013. The North Island offers a challenge for those looking to extend their fitness into ‘cross season. A southern section only offers a beautiful ride with a lunch stop in Coupeville and return. Eightzero will (as always) be in the groupetto.

    A no drop, casually deliberate ride on October 18, 2014. Bring your directions, the road has choices, and maybe (maybe) you don’t want to get lost. There are bailout points for shorter rides. Bring supplies, as Coupeville is the only, but most logical place for refuel and rewater.

    In keeping with the ferry schedule and change in season daylight, we plan a V past VV start. Note that coin operated showers are available at the Langley marina. Bring quarters. Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley has post ride food and malted recovery beverages, including the kind that come from a far off land renowned for its Islay and Highland (inter alia) versions.

    Ride directions here.

    Start/end: South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - October 18, 2014
    10:05 AM - 4:15 PM

    Location
    South Whidbey Island Commons and CoffeeHouse

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

@Nate’s take This year it was time for the Bay Area Cogal to visit my home turf in the East Bay. To make it more than just a long ride on roads I have ridden many times, and instigated by @EricW, the plan was to feature several sectors of dirt fire roads. A few scouting rides later, the route was planned. We rolled out on July 5 with @DaveR,...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. Looking sharp! »

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...

@ChrissyOne's posts:

  1. @frank Looking sleek, my friend. I think she looks better with white tape too. »

  2. @Gianni That is precisely why I already adore them. What a massive difference! I rode around the schoolyard in figure 8s just because it was so damn fun. And on smooth tarmac they just vanish. Almost silent. »

  3. Just because I spent all day Monday detailing and I haven’t got tired of looking at this photo yet, here’s a updated shot of Shadowfax. Recent updates include those brand new red Michelin Pro4’s. Quite a change coming from the Gatorskins that I’d been … »