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Velominatus: EBruner

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Glasgow, KY USA

Rare Coin Dealer by profession. I started cycling in the glorious mid-1980's. If you were not out riding in the 1980's you really missed something special. I still want to cry when I think back to those days.

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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...

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  1. Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ My regular rotation. »

There was never any question in my mind that tubulars are more romantic than clinchers, and as a Velominatus I was always convinced that the additional time and care that goes into gluing on a set of tires would make you feel just that much more connected to your bike and the history of the sport itself. I was skeptical, however, that tubs would ri...

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  1. Spa Spare tire neatly folded under seat. I tried the figure 8 around my back ONCE. Ruined a wool jersey with glue. »

  2. I ride sewups and have done so for going on 30 years. Pitstop works sometimes, but more times than not it just makes a big mess. Swapping the tie is fast and easy and I am back on my way. The road debris in my area is awful, and I go through several hundr… »

Choice, or the perception of it, is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. The great secret lies in the locus of control, which suggests that if given the perception of a choice we will be more willing to endure hardship or suffering. We’ll suffer even for the promise of a future intangible reward so long as we feel we have a choice...

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  1. Bravo, I just wept…… »

It’s no coincidence that Stage Five of the Tour was not only the best one to watch, or that it helped decide the race before nary a hill was crested, but that it was just, well, Stage Five. Only last minute copyright clearances prevented the organisers actually dubbing it Stage V, though they managed to get the rain delivered on time, an ess...

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  1. Fucking spot on Brilliant!! »

The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

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  1. @Teocalli Way to dish it out!! Love fowl weather suffering! »

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...

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  1. A snap of the newest ride. I hope since I ride Sewups, I can get a pass on my dual bottle cages. »

Brad Wiggins is sitting at home, watching his team implode at a Tour de France he was not invited to.What’s on his mind? An attempt at the Hour Record, that’s what. Now that the UCI has allowed riders to mount a conventional (track) time trial machine in their efforts and the likes of Boardman, Obree, Moser, Rominger, and Indurain all...

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  1. @thefringthing I agree, Merckx and Aero should the only categories. Even if Ritter was a whiny pussy complaining the weather kept him from beating Merckx, he was still on a real mans Bicycle. Fuck the space ago looking BS, hammer it out like a man on a … »

On our trip to Paris, my wife and I, in need of culture, rode the Vélib bikes to Cycles Laurent. This was our first French bike shop visit and excitement was high as we navigated our helmetless headed way through the city traffic. The shop is a classic; it’s crammed with bikes and clothes. There is no room to move. My wife immediately dove into...

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  1. My wife and I did the same thing 3 weeks ago. We rode 180 miles around Paris on Vélib bikes and made the trip to Cycles Laurent. Great guy!! I bought 3 jerseys and spent about an hour speaking with him. I emailed him a picture of me on a ride here in Kent… »

@Harminator just submitted this little gem of a tale. It is too timely not to share with Paris-Roubaix looming. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. That pig is going to haunt my dreams!! »

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...

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  1. @teleguy57 Cracking perfect, the saddle is not my cup of tea, but overall it is tits. »

I wasn’t anywhere near old enough to hold a driver’s license but my dad had already bought me a motorcycle. It was a late seventies BMW R100 RS, dark blue. I loved that bike; I polished it fortnightly even though it never left the garage. I spent hours sitting on it, twisting the throttle and squeezing the clutch, diving in and out of t...

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  1. @unversio I agree, not my Cannondale, a buddy was meeting at my house for a ride and leaned his bike against my BMW. »

  2. Speed is is the ultimate intoxicant. »

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...

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  1. @Mark1 VERY nice steed. Now get out and ride the shit out of it! »

  2. @Xyverz The Master has no choice with the stems, they are sewups. »

  3. Alright, and these photos more rule compliant? Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »

  4. @Nate Thanks, but I can’t find a bike that satisfies Rule #25…… »

  5. I am very please with Campagnolo wheels. I run the Shamal with setups and Euros with clinchers. »

Wind is an asshole. I have no patience left for it. It has all of it been used up, gone, finished. It is the only force that I’m aware of (with the possible exception of gravity) that is more stubborn and less willing to listen to reason than I myself am. It blows me around on my bike, it embezzles speed from my Magnificent Stroke. No matter...

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  1. I too rode with bare legs and arms today and it was glorious. You are correct, Wind IS and asshole, but you just must make the wind your Bitch, and lay down the V. »

The most important moment in a man’s life is the first time they have a beer. I place it on the list above sex and having a child because sex usually only happens as a direct result of drinking beer. As for having children, I’m given to understand they are poop factories at first, then promptly become loud, and then obnoxious before the...

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  1. @antihero Reminds of my favorite movie. “I don’t avoid women Mandrake, I just deny them my essence” »

I recently overheard someone say that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. This is the kind of statement that makes me want to hate people as a species a little bit. Of course there such a thing as bad weather. There are also bad people (loads of them), bad ideas (even bigger loads of them), bad advice (especially on the inter...

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  1. @Ron And That is why we call you people “damn” Yankees. You fucking move to our region, and run your damn mouth about how much smarter you are. »

Strength can be a fickle thing this time of year, when the training isn’t as consistent as it should be; it comes and goes, sometimes several times in the span of a single ride or even a climb. Like a rosy-eyed dreamer I keep awakening as I train, thrown like a rag doll between a state nearing euphoria and one resembling purgatory.My mind is...

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  1. Great article! ” 2am Ghosts of Lost Opportunities” could have been ripped from a Springsteen lyric!! »

ChrisO is back with another installment of Suffering in the Desert. Enjoy. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Absolutely superb piece. Thanks for the post! »

We’re an odd bunch, us Cyclists. Shaved legs, scars, tan lines, muscular legs paired to scrawny upper bodies. These things that make us stand out are some of the things I take great pride in. I marvel at my freshly shaved guns and how smooth they feel under my dress clothes when I’m stuck at the office. I’ll stand in front of the...

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  1. @scaler911 I thought he was taping his feet to his pedals like in ‘Breaking Away’. »

  2. I miss being one of maybe 5 people in a little Oklahoma town to ride a bike in a strange sort of get up. Waddling around in my wood sole Diadora’s and trying not to slip at the gas station while filling my water bottles. In the mid 80s we had road racers,… »