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Velominatus: Jaundo

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When you’re a kid, riding with your hands off the bars is something done for thrills, for style, and to impress chicks. As an older, wiser Velominatus, it can be a handy maneuvre to aid removing or donning extra clothing, taking a feed from your pockets, and to impress women (because that’s how adults refer to chicks). Get it right and...

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  2. Also, be mindful of crosswinds… »

  3. CORE STRENGTH »

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. @Ken Ho Beautiful bike…love Bianchi. I would lose the red rubber, though. »

The world championship road race stands out among all other one-day races as the one where the winner is awarded both a curse and a jersey to carry for the next 12 months. It also inspires way too many riders to wear white bibs, which is an alarming trend in itself and one which I hope Brian Cookston, the new UCI President, prioritizes over the dop...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Boassen Hagen 2. Cancellara 3. Valverde 4. Nibali 5. Gilbert »

The home ground of Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, is colloquially known around the world as the Theatre of Dreams. It holds a revered place in the hearts of the club’s supporters, and even those of other teams; it’s an icon of football, and sport in general. Millions have gone there to watch their heroes play, but how ma...

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  1. Well put. »

Flies and dogs, two things that we don’t need on a climb.I had descended down this street many times, but I had never before ridden up it. I even said hello to the two excited pitbulls on the other side of the driveway gate. I like dogs. I like them until one of them squeezes under the gate and I’m going uphill slowly. Pitbulls arenR...

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  1. @GogglesPizano I am in Calgary! This happened to me out in Bearspaw »

  2. I’ll add another vicious fauna to the list… I’ve been attacked on a ride by what must have been some kind of hawk or osprey. I was riding on a rural back road on my own, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I get a SMACK! on the side of my hea… »

Seriously. Is it almost September? This was not the agreement, this was supposed to be an endless summer. And all you A-Holes down there in the Antipodes are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, enjoying longer days and shorter nights. I don’t need to tell you where you can take that, but it’s dark and it smells. I have no patien...

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  1. I’ve been loving Wurf’s blog for a while now….incredible insight into life as a domestique. The guy has such an amazing attitude, too. »

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. Re: Commuting. Pannier or Backpack? Despite being less comfortable, I presume the backpack is the preferred storage medium as it preserves the general aesthetic of the machine. Panniers to be reserved for long-distance touring. »

Seriously. Is it almost September? This was not the agreement, this was supposed to be an endless summer. And all you A-Holes down there in the Antipodes are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, enjoying longer days and shorter nights. I don’t need to tell you where you can take that, but it’s dark and it smells. I have no patien...

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  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Valverde 2. Rodriguez 3. Nibali 4. Horner 5. Basso »

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. Re: pro kits. What is the verdict on wearing vintage jerseys (i.e. Molteni, St Raphael, Brooklyn replicas)? sacrilege or homage? »

 Description: Route (well, mostly): http://app.strava.com/rides/19358842 Continue reading...

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    Description: Route (well, mostly): http://app.strava.com/rides/19358842

    The Triple Crown Cogal will start riders from Musette Café, in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We’ll ride across the Second Narrows Bridge, out to the darkest depths of North Vancouver, through some scenic rainforest before tackling the only hors catégorie climb in the area, Mount Seymour. We’ll top up water bottles at the bottom. From there the ride will head up through Lynn Valley Headwaters, and wend its way over to Grouse mountain, the shortest of the three climbs. A brief, caffeinated respite will follow at Delany’s in Edgemont Village will happen after the descent down Grouse. The ascent of the British Properties is next, affording the riders stunning views of Vancouver as we spin our way through one of Canada’s most elitist neighbourhoods. Lastly, the ride will continue to the west and ascend Cypress, the final climb of the day. To cap the ride off we’ll cross Lion’s Gate Bridge and cut through the always lovely Stanley Park. Apres Velo activities will happen at the Lions Pub.

    The ride can be described as ~130km of suffering. 3000m of climbing over six hours. It hurts. A lot

    Dutch Keepers are welcome to come, as the Dutch are quite familiar with running to Canada.

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - August 24, 2013
    8:05 AM - 5:15 PM

    Location
    Musette Caffe

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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    Description: Route (well, mostly): http://app.strava.com/rides/19358842

    The Triple Crown Cogal will start riders from Musette Café, in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We’ll ride across the Second Narrows Bridge, out to the darkest depths of North Vancouver, through some scenic rainforest before tackling the only hors catégorie climb in the area, Mount Seymour. We’ll top up water bottles at the bottom. From there the ride will head up through Lynn Valley Headwaters, and wend its way over to Grouse mountain, the shortest of the three climbs. A brief, caffeinated respite will follow at Delany’s in Edgemont Village will happen after the descent down Grouse. The ascent of the British Properties is next, affording the riders stunning views of Vancouver as we spin our way through one of Canada’s most elitist neighbourhoods. Lastly, the ride will continue to the west and ascend Cypress, the final climb of the day. To cap the ride off we’ll cross Lion’s Gate Bridge and cut through the always lovely Stanley Park. Apres Velo activities will happen at the Lions Pub.

    The ride can be described as ~130km of suffering. 3000m of climbing over six hours. It hurts. A lot

    Dutch Keepers are welcome to come, as the Dutch are quite familiar with running to Canada.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - August 24, 2013
    8:05 AM - 5:15 PM

    Location
    Musette Caffe

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

Seriously. Is it almost September? This was not the agreement, this was supposed to be an endless summer. And all you A-Holes down there in the Antipodes are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, enjoying longer days and shorter nights. I don’t need to tell you where you can take that, but it’s dark and it smells. I have no patien...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Rodriguez 3. Nibali 4. Henao 5. Kreuziger »

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. @DerHoggz They look to be, but that is not me…I am trying to identify the rider and give massive props!! »

  2. Tried to embed this photo from the Axel Merckx gran fondo »

  3. umm…that didn’t work. delete? »

  4. Which one of you fine gentlemen is this? Chapeau. »

Cycling has been suffering a crisis every since the use of a helmet became compulsory. This crisis is rooted in the simple fact that cycling peaked aesthetically with the cycling cap perched Casually Deliberate atop a sweaty cranium. It was only after mandatory helmet dictum spread its tentacles into all UCI-sanctioned races in 2003 that helmet man...

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  1. Regression http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/giros-rob-wesson-talks-aero-helmets/268425 »