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Velominatus: Elric

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Statesboro, Georgia

On the backside of forty heading for fifty and have been riding in one form or another since the mid eighties. Came over to the sport from wrestling and (oh the horror) competitive running. After 24 years in the army I've had the opportunity to ride all over the Staes and the world. Whether its the living power of the pack, riding with fellow velominati, or putting in the work it's all about the bike. Always at n+1... The latest a Willier Carbone Cross sitting at home in Georgia with my VMH.q,

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  1. I understand the luddites who neither want nor need data when they ride.  I feel the same way when I MTB.  But given limited time to train I want to maximize the value of every ride.  The one thing I don’t do is measure average speed down which the road t… »

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I have a friend who is borderline OCD. He’ll sometimes wash his hands dozens of times a day, doesn’t like sticky stuff, cats drive him to antihistamine hell and there is a place for everything, with everything in its place. This can be annoying, not only for those around him, but especially for himself. It’s not a great place to b...

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One of the most cherished bits in my toolbox are the four rolls of 3M Electrical Tape: red, green, white, and black. In the past, I’ve used off-brands, but those appear to use an adhesive that leaves a gooey residue and the tape itself seems to shrink (especially in heat) as it sits in it’s place, quietly serving whatever purpose it has...

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