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Velominatus: Lukas

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Portland, OR

Older in body than in spirit. Former Ski Instructor (Now only instruct my two girls) Former Soccer Player (now coach) Dreamer of living the Vie la Velominati

@Lukas's activity:

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

@Lukas's posts:

  1. I know that the picks are closed, but I tried several times on Friday and the site wouldn’t let me stay signed in when I navigated to the VSP page.  Oh well, here are my picks so that I can say I told you so without any reward. Horner, Valverde, Talansky… »

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  1. I’m only going to do a single swap.  It does look like Nibali will win it this year at this point though.  I will admit I’m rooting for Chris Horner to get into the top 10 to help motivate old guys like me. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Porte 2. Va… »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Talansky 2. Van Garderen 3. Nibali 4. Valverde 5. Contador »

  3. Wanted to go for TJ for the win, but I think Contador will be too strong.   I am also predicting that Froome will have some bad luck and Richie Porte will take over the GC hopes of team Sky VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Van Garderen 3. Valverde 4. Porte 5. … »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Tatiana Guderzo 3. Mara Abbott 4. Emma Johansson 5. Elisa Borghini »

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  1. @Puffy Indeed it does. Since I didn’t notice right away and wait for my proper group I was DQ’d.  Once I realized, I figured the experience of hanging in with the faster riders was a good learning experience.  Painful, but educational. »

  2. Getting dropped, or as I like to put it, getting shit out the back.  Funny thing happened during the Monday evening races we have here in Portlandia.  I started out with my usual group (old slow a.k.a Masters 4/5) when about halfway though I decided that … »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. Trying to switch a second time VSP PICKS: 1. Cadel Evans 2. Ivan Basso 3. Juaquim Rodriguez 4. Ryder Hesjedal 5. Thomas De Gendt »

  2. The website hasn’t changed my list.  I will check back in a bit otherwise I will try again. VSP PICKS: 1. Ryder Hesjedal 2. Ivan Basso 3. Juaquim Rodriguez 4. Cadel Evans 5. Thomas De Gendt »

  3. Common sense wins and I moved Ryder down the list. VSP PICKS: 1. Cadel Evans 2. Ivan Basso 3. Juaquim Rodriguez 4. Ryder Hesjedal 5. Thomas De Gendt »

  4. Redemption for Ryder? VSP PICKS: 1. Ryder Hesjedal 2. Ivan Basso 3. Juaquim Rodriguez 4. Cadel Evans 5. Thomas De Gendt »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. Win in the bands!! VSP PICKS: 1. Rui Costa 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Valverde 4. Gerrans 5. Van Den Brock »

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  1. Why am I not picking Gilbert to win?  Can’t teach stupid I suppose. VSP PICKS: 1. Sammy Sanchez 2. Kreuziger 3. Van Den Broeck 4. Fuglsang 5. Gilbert »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Stevens 3. Armistead 4. Van Der Breggen 5. De Vries »

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  1. Darts thrown against the wall.  We’ll see how this goes. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Valverde 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Gilbert 5. Kreutziger »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Phinney 3. Van Avermaet 4. Boonen 5. VanMarcke »

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  1. I wonder what effect the route changes will have on the race.  It seems the ability to climb will be more important this year. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Stybar 3. Boonen 4. Vanmarcke 5. Sagan »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. Does anyone know why Ms. Vos isn’t racing?  I see that she is doing the Sea Otter classic next week on her web page, but why miss the Ronde? VSP PICKS: 1. Armistead 2. Stevens 3. Johansson 4. Brand 5. Van Djik »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

@Lukas's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Degenkolb 2. Farrar 3. Cancellara 4. Stybar 5. Sagan »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Evelyn Stevens 2. Emma Johansson 3. Ellen VanDijk 4. Amy Pieters 5. Elisa Longo Borghini »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. @Rom Wouldn’t it have been better to go as Rocky and just source some gold bibs and golden slippers? »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. Rode 20k of a 50k loop into a brutal headwind.  I kept thinking about trying be aerodynamic and to flow through the wind rather than push against it.  Flat back and all that wonderful stuff.  I had the wind at my back for the homeward stretch thank goodne… »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. I am fortunate that my work situation allows me to ride at lunch.  24km with my choice of a couple of small climbs, or a nice spin next to the river leaves me in a much better and productive state of mind for the rest of the day.  On days that I cannot ge… »

@Lukas's posts:

  1. Hmmm.  It looked like the video was going to imbed properly.  Oh well, here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rgKAOdPx58 »

  2. Frank, have you been watching Barfly? »