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Velominatus: EBruner

Order: Level 3 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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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…… »

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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 … »

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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… »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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

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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. »

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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! »

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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,… »

Last year we read that Philippe Gilbert is riding a 50cm (top tube of 535mm) BMC frame and he is 1.79m (5’10”) tall. Now it’s reported in Cyclingnews that Ritchie Porte’s Pinarello is a 46.5cm frame (top tube of 515mm) and Porte is 1.72m (5’8”) tall. He is no Nairo Quintana but somehow he is on Quintana’s old bike. Porte is just one i...

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  1. I really don’t understand todays bike fitting myself, but I guess I go along. I am 5’10″ and I ride a 52 sloping C59, and a 56cm master X-light. The C59 looks like a kiddy frame next to my master, but it may be the 1984 filter I see it through. I do have … »

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  1. I try and caution riders in my Club about cross chaining to no avail. These young one just don’t get it. I rode a 5 speed corn cob in the 80′s, and I have to say I an very happy with my Super record 11 speed 12-25 these days. »

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  1. Now that was cool. Rule #9!! »