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Velominatus: Lazarus Thrift

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: South East England

I am new to the Cycling game, having taken it up in my Final Year of university. I'm not brilliant, but I try my best. I am perpetually peaking in two months. Cycling has a lot in common with Audio, my job and other passion: it is geeky, yet cool; it requires technical skill, yet artistic flair; it is functional, yet beautiful. I ride a Boardman Race (c.2013), and I have a project bike in the form of a Raleigh Team Banana, but due to being a penniless student, the latter is not yet in a ridable state. Vive la vie Velominatus!

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Everyone knows you need at least three road bikes – two if you’re absolutely determined to make a point about minimalism. Bike Number One is reserved for good weather and events, and the Rain Bike for inclement weather. Just like our guns need to be pampered and rubbed down whenever we’re off the bike, any time Bike Number One isn...

@Lazarus Thrift's posts:

  1. In terms of visibility, what is the general consensus of my fellow Velominati/a on Revolights? Technologically I think they’re fantastic, both in terms of Rider Safety, and looking like something out of Tron, but a thinks they’re too over-the top and even… »

There was a time when the world was painted in hues of black and white. Right and Wrong were separated by lines painted in such a thick, heavy paint that even to wander close was to already alter your very nature. The Elders taught us on which side we were to dwell and what evils would descend upon us if we were to transcend into the void. Litt...

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  1. Here in England, councils seem to have an obsession with putting bike lanes on the pavement (sidewalk) to share with pedestrians, and then when (and only when) the road is wide enough for a bike lane to be superfluous, they move it onto the road. The only… »

Come celebrate the Prophets Birthday and ride the Grave’ TrainOut to Northam on the Kep Track, along the river to Toodyay and back via the Avon Valley train line. Continue reading...

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  1. Come celebrate the Prophets Birthday and ride the Grave’ Train

    Out to Northam on the Kep Track, along the river to Toodyay and back via the Avon Valley train line.

    210km one day gravel epic. Approx 80% on gravel.

    Start & Finish Address: Rose & Crown Hotel, 105 Swan Street, Guildford WA (Western Australia that is!)

    Route: Kep Track to Northam then Toodyay, and return via Avon River Train line, 210km one day epic

    Ride Route.

    Ride Classification – Casually Deliberate, but will need the V towards the end, CX/gravel bikes only

    Please – CX bikes only – MTB’s will generally be too slow and may be dropped (unless you are a gun!).

    Essential items;

    • · CX bike
    • · Lights (suitable for night gravel riding- will be dark at start)
    • · Food & adequate water supplies
    • · Cash – coffee at Bakers Hill, lunch at Northam, stop at Toodyay to restock for home leg
    • · Suitable clothing – Rule#9 adherence may be required
    • · Critical spares (no support vehicle)
    • · Mobile phone
    • · Well stocked V-bank
    • · Extra cash/ credit card for hop-based recovery fluids at Rose & Crown on completion

    Event Details

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    Date - June 22, 2014
    6:05 AM - 9:00 PM

    Rose & Crown Hotel

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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...

@Lazarus Thrift's posts:

  1. @DeKerr I’ve had some computer trouble and lost my Velominati login so have had to make a new account and only just read your post. In response, thank you very much; I am flattered! I’m assuming your native colony is Canada…? Forgive me if I’m wrong. »