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The Amstel Gold Race, 251 km from Maastricht to Valkenburg, the hard way. There appears to be no flat sections longer than ten meters. There are thirty-four mean little climbs to ruin the legs. We have moved on from the real Spring Classics. There is no rest in this VSP; The Ronde and Roubaix were amazing but we must continue. Legs that are smoked...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Great to see Fast Phil back. And kudos to BMC, that was a faultless team ride. »

It’s no secret that I’m prone to riding in the big ring as much as possible, mostly on account of my not being a giant sissy. In accordance with the ISO Non-Sissy Standard, I also never read instruction manuals or ask for directions when lost. I make sure to only rarely ask my VMH to turn up the radio when Adele comes on, usually follo...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy Yeh, sorry about that. We were mid brand change for the team and the new gillet had not come in yet. I am now sorted with nicely matching kit, gloves etc. The EMPS stays though! »

  2. @Buck Rogers Nope a proper race. I hate having stuff in my pocket except food. Plus it really fucks with peoples heads! »

  3. Heres me Pantaniing a KOM point in a race. It was a brutal headwind and I’m convinced the fact I can climb in the drops helped me win that one. Plus I look fantastic, please excuse a couple of minor rule transgressions….. »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Fabian so far ahead only the van is following him! VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Van Avermart 3. Vanmark 4. Vanbenberg 5. Van summeran »

I had always imagined that de Ronde van Vlaanderen must be hardest race in the world. The way I worked it out – having never ridden the course of either event at the time – was that de Ronde had the same cobbles as Roubaix, but with 20% grades thrown in. It makes enough sense so long as you don’t know what you’re talking abo...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy  not if you have Foxtel! Worth every cent not to have to listen to Phil and Paul. Plus you get a few more hours of awesomness, coverage starts before SBS generally. This week I have Tour of the Basque Country to wake up to every morn! Bertie… »

This needs no introduction. The Spring Classics are truly upon us. The course has been modified yet again, it is tougher? The riders make the race and the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen is loaded with racers who could win or make the Velominati VSP placings. Just to pick the winner will not be nearly as easy as it has been recently. There are small clo...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Used to be the best race of the year, probably still is but I’m still upset over them removing The Muur, fuckwits! I see some brave souls picking Wiggo, his race completion rate is as good as Abandony at the moment, he won’t make the 150k mark. The big g… »

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...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. No love for Hausler yet, where are you haircut?   Bling is climbing better than a Schleck and can sprint, go young un! VSP PICKS: 1. Bling Mathews 2. Cav 3. Sagan 4. Ulissi 5. Greipel »

Fleurieu Peninsula – Velominati Cogal 8th Feb 2014.Notable quotes to sum up the ride that nearly wasn’t. Continue reading...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Great work chaps, there were a few rules broken in those photos but not V and 9! »

Omloop het Nieuwsblad is fast approaching on March 1st, Strade Bianche goes off the next weekend; finally, ladies and gentlemen, we have a season. For me the racing season really has to start in cold, wet Europe. I like the Tour Down Under just fine, I watch it, but it’s too early, too sunny and too hot to signify the start of the racing season...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Some of the desert racing has been good. Interesting to note a fit, motivated Abandony turned up at Oman ready to restamp his credentials and came….72nd. Another long year for those afflicted by Dirty Schelck Love me thinks. Our season of old bugger ro… »

I’m a non-climber who enjoys climbing. I’d enjoy it more if I was good at it. And “enjoy” might be too strong a word, “tolerate” might be better. But dragging 89 kilos up a volcano gives one time to contemplate the cycling life .Let us define non-climber. It’s someone either too fat, too big (gravitationally challenged) or a fast- twi...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @asyax Hey Scott, I’ve been up there, it’s brutal and I’d suggest a compact is a very good idea? »

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...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy  The words dickhead, and not making a genuine effort come to mind. »

  2. @Mikael Liddy April? Are they serious! What are they doing, opening a new carbon mine before they can make a frame for you? That’s fucked? »

I’m a non-climber who enjoys climbing. I’d enjoy it more if I was good at it. And “enjoy” might be too strong a word, “tolerate” might be better. But dragging 89 kilos up a volcano gives one time to contemplate the cycling life .Let us define non-climber. It’s someone either too fat, too big (gravitationally challenged) or a fast- twi...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. I have noted much debate about the best drummers on this site and there have been some valid opinions. However this guy is (cue Jeremy Clarkson voice) The Best in the World. Just imagine the panache on display if he rode a bike! www.youtube.com/watch?v=… »

  2. @johnthughes My advice, don’t leave The Stelvio until the last day. You will want to do it more than once for sure. It’s so spectacular, up a valley, tunnels, switchbacks. I remember watching the pros go up there in a recent Giro and they had to take a… »

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...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy Glad you had a good week Mikael. They are a great frame, as you say not an ultra light but climb like scun cats, very nippy handling and robust, I keep seeing friends break 700g Cannondales and Cervelos by just looking at them  whilst I hi… »

It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over En...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor. Riding is a mix of seaside roads and medium hills all the way through to Willunga Hill (featured climb in the TDU). Join us for a Casually Deliberate day sampling some fine roads/scenery and great coffee and food along the way.

     

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    Date/Time
    Date - February 08, 2014
    8:05 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location
    Nino's of Victor Harbor

    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...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @FAT999 Cool, if you see a dude on a black Daccordi in Euride kit that will be me. Say hi. »

  2. @Mikael Liddy Have a good week. I’m off to Bright for some Hills and the Alpine Classic. »

  3. @Mikael Liddy Italian Bike and Gruppo. Welcome to the world of awesome buddy. Now wait till you wrap your hands around the current model shifters. Post up a bike review, genuinely interested to hear what you think. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. @Barracuda I feel your pain. Try also the road from Balhannah to Littlehampton, slightly up hill with very coarse chip. Feels like riding in sand dunes. I raced a loop that included Old Willunga Hill on Sunday and felt exactly like your photo. It was a ha… »

Legends are central to any culture, ours perhaps more than most. The Ventoux is a French legend, rising 1912m above the rolling hills of Provence. The road is thick with the paint of Tours past and the names of giants. The grade is 7%, on average, though 10, 11, and 12% are routine throughout the middle section. The classical route begins in a smal...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Ok, gratuitous hero shot of me on Ventoux! September 2011. Myself and Mrs DR were in Bedoin for 2 days with bike hired, we wake up and it is pouring, but not too cold. Bugger it we think. Come all this way, bit of Rule #9 and off we go with gillet, arm w… »

Il Lombardia, this is the race of the fallen leaves. This fall classic is a beautiful race in a beautiful region of Italy. The arduous route may change year to year but what does not change is the Italian need to win this thing. There is some national pride at stake here after the Italian men finished off the podium in Firenze. Bergamo to Lecco, 24...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. Inner Ring brilliantly sums up the start of Lombardia. “The race got off to a traditional start with a new world champion in white, an early breakaway and Andy Schleck abandoning.” »

The world championship road race stands out among all other one-day races as the one where the winner is awarded both a curse and a jersey to carry for the next 12 months. It also inspires way too many riders to wear white bibs, which is an alarming trend in itself and one which I hope Brian Cookston, the new UCI President, prioritizes over the dop...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. I’m gutted for J Rod, love the way he races. He is a class act. Well done by Rui, very smart race. »

It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over En...

@Daccordi Rider's posts:

  1. It’s the Southerners turn to try hosting a Cogal, after last years successful Adelaide Cogal. Situated south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor and surrounding towns are a popular South Australian tourist destination: boasting the mighty Murray River and surfing beach at Goolwa through to Whale watching at Middleton and picture postcard views over Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor. Riding is a mix of seaside roads and medium hills all the way through to Willunga Hill (featured climb in the TDU). Join us for a Casually Deliberate day sampling some fine roads/scenery and great coffee and food along the way.

     

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - February 08, 2014
    8:05 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location
    Nino's of Victor Harbor

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification