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Velominatus: DocBrian

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Australia

Retired teacher. PhD in Education. Nidan in Judo. SCUBA diver. Took up cycling 3 years ago. Llove it. Do long charity sportiness. Too slow to race, but have good endurance for oldie. Live in Burradoo, about 100km from Sydney. Great cycling region. (Home of Brad McGee, Caleb Ewan)

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@DocBrian's posts:

  1. I will never suggest to any living person that they sign into this bullshitnblog, run by self-opinionated morons who seem intent on rubbishing anything that could take them out if the dark ages. Fuck yourselves silly »

  2. @HeinrichHausslersHairstyle Amen to another who has moved to the Church of Electronic Shifting. May Di2 forever be with you. »

  3. @marcus His gear problem was snow jamming mechanics of his dérailleur, nil tondo with electronics. Could happen even with the best of mech shifters »

  4. @minion Most assessments show that despite slightly greater weight, elect gears save significant amounts of time over even moderate distances because of their greater efficiency, mainly in their speed of gear change. Sometimes efficiency beats lighter … »

  5. @Deakus The Society of Luddites is looking for new members!  So, too, is the Flat Earth Society. Velominati are better than that! There is no reason that batteries will fail more than gear cables snap or stretch. Elect reduces chance of dropping chain, … »

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...

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @Blah And I third that. had them for several thou km. no vices, no problems. Roll well Eric etc. »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @erik Thor, the greatest god, is with you, Cadel. Good beats evil every time in the movies. The Force be with you. »

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  1. @minion And our next Prime Minister, as big a boofhead as he is, rides a very nice handmade Hillbrick. »

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. Off to Mudgee for 4 days. Home of Mark Renshaw’s wife’s family, but also unfortunately staying in the cave of VHM’s mother. Four days of riding ,Mudgee to Gulgong (60km return), Lowes Peak, Ulan. Couple of hours on bike, back to pub, watch recorded Tour d… »

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...

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. Electronic shift: instant. auto indexing. Shift down while powering uphill without pausing your pedal stroke. adjustment dead easy. Battery Charge lasts for ages. Less clutter on bars. No need to,lube/renew gear cable. New models all have 11 speed capabil… »

  2. @Deakus Try it. You’ll fall in love! »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. Nibali looking good at 41sec ahead of Cuddles. Early days, but 1st and 2nd appear to be set. Impressed by Cadel, but can he get over Nibs? »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. Live coverage now. Astana using too much. BMC working nicely together behind, saving energy for climbs. »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @Tartan1749 Arse not what you can do for your saddle, but what your saddle can do to your arse. »

  2. @ped The San Marco Aspide that was replaced could have been useful as an automatic tampon remover or for conducting deep prostate examinations. »

  3. @Rob I use a Spec Romin Evo Comp Gel. Great saddle. Gap prevents any sign of peristaltic paralysis. Perhaps the slightly more expensive Spec Romin Pro is a bit better. »

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...

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @JessicaAlba Not sure what you are on about. If you read what I wrote you’ll see that it is in fact spelled correctly. It is only in once colonized uncivilized countries that TIRES oils acceptable »

  2. Jessica: I would think that tyres are necessary? »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @frank thank you. No idea why multiple shots appeared. Mislabel sling was my boohoo. »

  2. FRANK:  SOMEHOW LABELS GOT MIXED UP AND MULTIPLE SCANS RECORDED. HOPE YOU CAN COPE WITH THIS.  PLEASE. PURGE THE PROBLEMATIC ONES. Brian. »

  3. Pantani: Stage 11 of 1994 Tour. From Cahors to Lourdes-Hautacam »

  4. Eddy Merckx: Final Tour, 1977 »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @frank Imagine that species of humanity if they were allowed to drive cars or vote! »

  2. @Deakus Then make sure that it is made of quality latex! »

@DocBrian's posts:

  1. @mouse Cadel’s big test will in on the long climbs of Stage 4.?A good showing there and he moves closer to being a favorite for Le Tour. Never write him off! »