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Velominatus: Fat Mexican

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Late to the sport of cycling and slowly immersing myself in the history, etiquette and pain of it.

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At some point, I reckon the idea may dawn on me that I’m not a climber. Eighty kilos and standing something just shy of two meters, I’m not clear on why climbing is what speaks to me most about Cycling; I’m certainly not built like a grimpeur. But there is no question about it; I love riding in the mountains. I only have to catch...

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  1. @girl Frank awesome ride.  Just checked the vid as a source of motivation for my upcoming mountain adventure.  As a guy of 190cm and 90kg’s I am definitely not built for the hills but will be doing the 3 peaks ride that is held annually in Australia’s … »

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. The default set-up in Australia is right front brake rear mech and left back brake and front mech.  I assume it is set to cater for the majority being right handed.  »

When it comes to weight and body dysmorphia, we cyclists can go toe-to-toe with any thirteen year old tween who has done their time flipping through the pages of Vogue and Sixteen. However fit and thin we might be, at some point it dawns on us that we’re not as light as we could be. The obvious solution is to buy lighter parts for our bikes,...

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  1. @tessar   Tesser looking at you numbers you must basically be a collection of bones with some skin draped on. »

Photographs trigger memories and emotions within the human psyche that last a very long time, and remind us of where we were, what we were doing, and how we felt at any given moment of our lives. The above image, although still fresh in the time/space continuum, nonetheless brings back happy times for myself.It reminds me of Australia, of my friend...

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  1. @frank Just reading some old quotes and came across this.  I, like you dont think about what is in the system when they are racing I just want to see great racing and therefore the tactics of the recent tour dissapoint me.  I dont want to see people gro… »

Which bold rider has this stage circled in their tour bible? Wednesday July 18th, Stage 16, 197 km. The day after a the final rest day. A climbing day with two HC climbs followed by two Category 1 climbs and a serious descent toward the finish. The Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin and Peyresourde: you better be a fearless climber and a good descender, bu...

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  1. Patriotism affecting the selection of the winner. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Nibali 3. Sorenson 4. Van Den Broeck 5. Wiggins »

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. @Oli Currently on the same level as sheep jokes my man so I agree lift the tone or move on. »

  2. @El Mateo No squirrels in Oz but once had a cats paw caught in the blade of the ksyrium’s. The end result was a distroted spoke, a damaged paw and some severe gravel rash.  I dont know this would project up to a whole animal however. »

I know what you’re thinking. How can one label Bjarne Riis an Evanescent Rider? He was a champion, he won the Tour, and went on to become one of the leading Directors Sportif in cycling. Yeah, well, just because he hung around long enough to get the right program and then jagged a job as a mentoring guru doesn’t mean he never reached ab...

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  1. @Tobin My thought exactly on that photo.  WTF is Woody Harrelso doing on the bike? »

Cycling is a mighty sport with a rich and complex history. Every company, racer, piece of kit, and component has a legend, a story behind it; in many cases it also has a personal and nostalgic connection to our lives.  While this particular sport is steeped in tradition, it is also fiercely modern, a fact that serves only to deepen its complexity...

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  1. @mouse I love a hoop girl. Fell in love with them when I saw KK Juggy “do” the hoops as support while the singer of Machine Gun Felatio stripped naked. »

The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence. Some of these are names of landmarks or terms in cycling; others are nicknames for some of the riders in the pro peloton. While not intended to be offensive or derogatory, the nicknames in the list represent the riders’ pe...

@Fat Mexican's posts:

  1. @Lister Taking my lead from sauterelle I am also a newbie. The “Velominotte” in my world is known as “The Minister for War and Finance” in that she controls when the war starts and stops and over which cause we should go to war (namely anything to do wit… »