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Velominatus: King Clydesdale

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: State College, PA


After many years of struggling with weight, including many failed diets and sports teams, I decided to buy a road bike while in college. I quickly fell in love with the sport, and unlike any other form of exercise, the bike keeps me happy and has made me healthy. Eventually I have aspirations to race, even at the lowest levels. I'm driven by a need to connect with what it is like to be a pro. The competitive fervor, the desire to win. But first the weight has to keep going down!

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  1. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Evans 3. Scarponi 4. Santambrogio 5. Gesink »

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  1. When I first started riding a bike, anything other than flat roads were intimidating to me. It wasn’t until I started riding in groups that my descending skills started to improve, mainly because it was the only way I could stick with the group in hilly t… »

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. @DerHoggz Sorry for the double post, but I looked in your profile and saw “western PA”. ^Look there. If “western PA” means Pittsburgh then you are in luck. I’m from Central PA personally, let me know if you’re… »

  2. @DerHoggz Did you check USA Cycling’s website or you national cycling organization (if outside the US)? Also while the local club may be of a less competitive lean there will be people who can make you better there, and at least you will have more compan… »

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  1. @ped EPIC. »

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. @Spun Up I’m built the same as you, maybe not as heavy though. I used to be 18 “stone” and I’m down to 14 now. A lot of good has been said already, but whats worked for me so far has been: 1. PROTEIN: Eat it like a boss. And healthy protein. Lots of e… »

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  1. Based on last year’s racing alone, I would have put the tour last of the three. Overall I’ve been increasingly impressed with Italian racing of late. Look at some of the races the past two years. Tirreno Adriatico has been much more interesting than Pari… »

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  1. I missed the deadline, but wondering what people think the odds are that Kilderman finishes ahead of Gesink this Giro? »

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  1. I’m not sure what ketamine based drugs Buck is stealing and abusing right now but he sure is excited about another Too Much on 100 Cogal. Everyone who wants to live the Rule #5 life, line up here. -gianni

    The 2013 200-on-100 Cogal, or for the crazy bastards repeating it from last year, The 400-on-100 Cogal (aka The Buck Rogers Knee Memorial ride, The Steampuck Gastro Memorial Ride, The What the Fuck Was I thinking Memorial Ride).

    On Thursday, June 21st starting at V after V (actual time of sunrise-How Velominati is that?!?) in North Troy, VT the second annual 200-on-100 Cogal will kick off for another crazy, painful, endorphin-induced-hallucinogenic filled, long ass day in the saddle. Last year was amazingly awesome. I will not wax all nostalgic about it. Watch the Ryan Kelly video, read the Cogal page from last year, check out the strava links: It speaks for itself.

    I will be driving support in my new-to-me 1984 12 passenger Land Rover Defender 110 with the big ass roof rack which is a right hand drive so I should be able to hand out bidons and drive all at the same time! It will also have plenty of room in case anyone gets injured and needs to bail. Rob has thrown his hat in for possibly driving a support wagon as well so support should be covered.

    Logistics will be ironed out as the time approaches and hopefully Roger, aka The 200-on-100 MAN, will help with the planning as he did last year but this time around he is NOT allowed to pay for anything!!!

    So be there and be pedaling square by day’s end or regret it for the next 12 months! It’s going to be Fooockin’ Awwwesome (insert Djibouti Dub Video here).”

    I still need to find the Djibouti Dub video but I attached the picture of my Velo Support Wagon, BABY!

    I think that this is the link for Djubouti but I cannot open it at work as it is banned!

    If you do not know Djubouti Dubs, you missing out. Just google them, but not at work!



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    Date - June 20, 2013
    5:05 AM - 10:05 PM

    Troy School

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@King Clydesdale's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Wiggins 3. Scarponi 4. Hesjedal 5. Gesink »

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  1. @Frank I see you’ve been making moves with the gear redesign, however I have plenty of kit right now. What I would like though is a cap and I see you still don’t have one for sale. Any plans on doing so soon? »

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  1. Ciolek had the win the second he topped the Poggio with that group. »

  2. What a group out front!!! Sagan, Canc, Phil Gil, Degenkolb?, Pozzato, etc… »

  3. @LA Dave I don’t think its worldwide trending, its probably a “tailored trend”. »

  4. And is Farrar the biggest crash magnet in the pack or what. Man if I were a pro I would give him a wide berth. They may not always be his fault, but he is a dark cloud… »

  5. Does anyone have a complete list of those who have abandoned? »

  6. Twitter hashtag #MSR is full of nasty images. Looks like this classic has finally found an addition to suite the hardmen. Should be interesting to see what things look like on the Capi on the second half of the race. »

  7. Everyone is saying that this race will be impossible to predict but I beg to differ. I think of the three options: a breakaway, a select group, or mass gallop, the mass gallop is straight out this year. Between the weather, the wind (likely a gusty but no… »

Until the 70′s it was common to race on gravel roads, but the Paving of the Planet has led to nearly every road being graced by smooth, black tarmac. As is the case with most things, once we are shown the easy path, it is difficult to return to more arduous ways. So it is with gravel roads; we take measures to avoid unpaved roads and in doi...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Peter Sagan 2. Fabian Cancellara 3. Oscar Gatto 4. Greg Van Avermaet 5. Tom Slagter »

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  1. Most of the favorites have decided not to attempt the chase, 30 k to go and most of the big favorites are 2 minutes back… »

  2. The french feeds are much higher quality, and in a language I know at least 10 words of, however its fine for 10 minutes then down for 10… »

  3. Trying to watch feeds from work, I have the french feed up from steephill but its not going so well, constant freezing… If anyone knows any better feeds please post them… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gunnewijk 2. Armistead 3. Borghini 4. Johansson 5. Vries »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Hushovd 2. Pozzato 3. Boom 4. Boonen 5. Gatto »

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  1. @Buck Rogers Not to far away from you actually, starting out with the March 30th edition of this training series in Coxsackie:   Later in the summer I’m planning on doing the Capital Region Road Race and Albany Criterium… »