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Velominatus: Chuck Mueller

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Chester, CT

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Architect, Cyclist, maker of the finest espresso this side of the Atlantic.

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@itburns on leftAlcon:  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...

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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

    Location
    Buck's Office

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The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.Proposed details: Continue reading...

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  1. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

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    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

    Location
    Simon's Marketplace

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  2. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

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    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

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    Simon's Marketplace

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  3. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

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    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

    Location
    Simon's Marketplace

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  4. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

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    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

    Location
    Simon's Marketplace

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  5. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

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    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

    Location
    Simon's Marketplace

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Cogals (pronounce it correctly: kog-al) are meetings of like-minded misfits brought together by the promise of beer, preceded by a bike ride. Cogals are free, open to all, organized by our fellow Velominati and are always followed by consumption of post-ride recovery ales and merriment. These are gatherings of unbridled observance of Rule #4.Co...

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  1. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

    Location
    Simon's Marketplace

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

  2. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

    Location
    Simon's Marketplace

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  3. The Cannibal Velo Club Trustees met recently over frosty mugs to plan a joint Velominati-Cannibal Spring Cogal here in Connecticut.

    Proposed details:

    • Date: Sunday May 19th (shrewdly missing both the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends).
    • Accommodations: I’m sure that among the Cannibals, we can host most or all of the visiting Velominati/hoti. Bed & Breakfast venues are also available nearby. A Saturday Dinner/BBQ would be great for those who arrive the day before the ride.
    • Route: about 130km, about 5k climbing! That’s a lot of climbing FFS.  A mix of short, tough climbs, endless rollers, and scenic beauty in both rural and coastal areas.

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/2423364

    We can figure out other details, mid-ride chow, timing, etc. as the date nears. In the meantime, please share your thoughts and suggestions.

    Contact me about the Cannibal Connecticut Cogal May 19, 2013; Chuck Mueller- cgmueller2@gmail.com ; Cannibal VeloClub info: www.cannibal-veloclub.webs.com ; @CannibalVelo on Twitter ; ‘Canniabal Velo Club’ on Facebook.

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    Date - May 19, 2013
    9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

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    Simon's Marketplace

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Short Notice Cogal in the hills of West Point on Sunday, the 21st of October.  Needs to be Sunday as that is the only day that they close the local, GORGEOUS Highway 218 (aka Storm King Highway) to all motorized traffic allowing only cyclists and hikers on it.  Beautiful, hilly stretch of highway over an awesome mountain pass overlooking the Huds...

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  1. Short Notice Cogal in the hills of West Point on Sunday, the 21st of October.  Needs to be Sunday as that is the only day that they close the local, GORGEOUS Highway 218 (aka Storm King Highway) to all motorized traffic allowing only cyclists and hikers on it.  Beautiful, hilly stretch of highway over an awesome mountain pass overlooking the Hudson River.

    The ride will start at V after X on Sunday morning from my house on West Point.  Everyone is okay to stay at my place the night before (i.e. Saturday night).  The VMH and kiddos have signed off on it.  You might need to bring a sleeping bag as we have a huge, dry, warm basement and four bedrooms but we will run out of beds if enough people show!  We will provide dinner the night before and breakfast the day of the ride. I will have some EtOH at the house, and can buy more, but feel free to bring what you want. Lunch we can buy once we go over the pass into Cornwall. Also I have plenty of WCP videos to watch for inspiration on Saturday night!

    Ride breakdown will be INCREDIBLY HILLY!  Straight out the door the hills begin.  Grades up to, and possibly over, 25% with multiple sustained 10 to 15% climbs.  Definitely will hit 20% in places.  I envision the ride as casually deliberate, killer hill ride.  We will regroup at the top of each hill and move on from there. Length of ride in kilometers is difficult to say, probably less than 100 k’s but the climbing will put total ride time over three plus hours without doubt. You will not feel cheated!

    Bring your granny gears, a 27 on the rear at a minimum! Currently my smallest gear is a 39/25 and it is not big enough.  Once my household goods arrive next week I am throwing on the 27 for good!  The pace should be easy and fun.  Might be cool temps so bring cool weather riding gear.  Hopefully there will still be some foliage left to look at if the sweat in our eyes allow us to see anything out of our pain cave. If coming up from NYC, you can ride the Metro into Garrison Station, NY straight from downtown NYC for under twenty bucks and I will come pick you up on the 20th when you arrive and bring you back on Sunday after the ride is complete.

    Hope to see you all there!!!

    Attendees of Cogals may order Cogal V-Pints, emblazoned with the name of their Cogal. These are intended only for Cogal attendees and are shipped to the organizer for pick-up at the event.
    The V-Pint will be shipped to the Cogal organizer. Shipping charges are $8.00 USD for US domestic orders, $12.00 USD international.

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    Date - October 21, 2012
    10:05 AM - 2:00 PM

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    Storm King Start

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  2. The course, interprested from @Buck_Rogers narrative: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2191515   »

  3. Gianni, at least 6 members of Cannibal Velo Club (Chester, CT) will be there, fully Rules compliant! We’ll arrive early enough for breakfast, and I’ll give you a head count as the date nears. Can you share any other route details?  We’d like to pre-load… »