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Velominatus: Hassan

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Beirut-Lebanon


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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,...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. i dont eat much, i dont eat snacks, dont drink beer/wine, train 6 days a week, but still cant get rid of the last KG that i want off…i weight 73Kg, height 1,83m…i have this constant voice in my head telling me that my ideal climbing weight is around 7… »

I feel it in my bones. I feel it in my breathing. I fixate on how much I feel it in my legs to the point where I find myself in a meeting, rubbing them to gauge how soft they’ve gotten. (Must learn to stop doing that in public as it can’t possibly improve my social standing. I’m tempted to cite the fact that I’m a Cyclist an...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. this is so true…I have minimized (if not stopped) my social interaction with people to be able to accommodate my cycling schedule with work and university. now my days are this way: wake up – ride hard – go to university – work – come home – clean bike… »

I just had to use this pic of Tom Simpson in 1965 wearing the Peugeot kit as the title pic for this year’s VSP for La Fleche Wallonne. Rigid hooked himself up on the Keepers Tour with the same kit he purchased at the Flanders Cycling Museum and it’s Grade A nipple lube. Although victory eluded Simpson in this Classic he still looked dam...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. J.Rodriguez 3. Valverde 4. Sagan 5. Voekler »

When people think of the The Netherlands, they generally think of flat lands, windmills, and a topography where people claim to “live at elevation” when their home on the third floor of a building. Never the less, this is not entirely true as The Motherland does, in its most southern reaches, boast quite hilly terrain; the province of...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rodriguez 2. Valverde 3. Gilbert 4. Gerrans 5. Chavanel »

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...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. @niksch nope, S-works shoes.. »

  2. @Sauterelle True True…but what really pissed me off is that this guy (or better said, fucktard on a bike) had a Specialized Tarmac SL4. Bikes like these should not be sold to these guys, the LBS should ideally test potential road bike buyer to see wheth… »

  3. just saw a guy riding with a hideous thing attached to his top tube…a radio with speakers, and he had music playing out loud while climbing at incredibly slow speeds…he perfectly embodies everything that should not be in a cyclist…he should have his… »

We rode the Pavé of Roubaix in the dry, and any comforting feelings we might have been carrying about with us that suggested we had somehow prepared for them were summarily vaporized as we hit the first secteur. Riding together in a group, unable to reach for the brakes or the shifters, we all were hit with the same realization: these aren’...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. Just saw the Velominati flag on Tv..awesome »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Tom Boonen 2. pozzato 3. Sagan 4. Boasson Hagen 5. Thor Hushovd »

The Keepers and Rigid rolled into a region in France called Flandres which, without doing any further research into the matter, we assume is the coloquial French term for this region of the world. If its anything like the other regions in Europe, these places have roots that extend way past any modern country’s border and situate themselves i...

@Hassan's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Cancellara 3. Sagan 4. Gilbert 5. Sep Vanmarke »