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Velominatus: Mikael Liddy

Order: Black Order Velominatus

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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New member of the Velominatus Paterfamilias club & fighting the Breeding & Blimping instincts doggedly!

@Mikael Liddy's activity:

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. Wanna look at what it’s like winning on the Champs-Élysées? Have a look at the move she pulls at 40s to get the wheel she wants leading in to the sprint! »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armitstead 3. Wild 4. Slappendel 5. Elvin »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @freddy I reckon Bardet’s attack was more to try & draw out the chasers to let Peraud counter. Valverde looks the weakest individually but has a super strong team around him, unfortunately for him, it’s an ITT on the weekend… Nibs just has to keep … »

The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. Here’s yours truly combining the Whale Shark with some belly breathing a couple of years ago. For those of you likely to be in Adelaide around TDU time next year, this about half way up a 2k, 11% pain-fest that will feature in the associated cogal. … »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @freddy well…his teammates held his hand moreso. The one time he had his nose in the wind he went backwards very quickly, it was only once he had 2 teammates come back to him that he started reeling in Pinot & TJ’s group. »

  2. @Buck Rogers while I’m right there with you on the Artful Dodger, I’m not sure I agree with Mini Phinney being a twat…care to state your case? »

It began when they come took me from my home And put me in Dead Row, Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I’ll say it again I.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.Cold, still, heavy, damp air encourages one to remain ensconsed, the familiar nagging doubt weedling away in the back, make that the front, of my mind, and I concede; I...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @brett she may have had her legs around that other bloke’s shoulders at the time, but I’ve a feeling Mr Cave just reserved a spot there for that evening… »

  2. Brilliant »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @ChrisO final climb was definitely lively, it’s always nice to see Piti losing time too. I’m quite liking the French civil war that’s going on, but they’re all racing for second. »

  2. @Erik Who was Phonak’s team doctor back in ’06? »

  3. @piwakawaka ever since the server issues this week the site doesn’t seem to be shrinking photos to fit the comment column  width. »

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...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. Looks like Luca Terpstra is getting a pretty early introduction in to la vie velominatus, this a 4 year old who rides rollers better than I do! »

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...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Poppyseed not entirely your fault, the comments seem not to be shrinking the photos to fit the threads anymore. »

I like definition, to place things in a box and tightly seal the lid. It makes me feel comfortable, like another of life’s little mysteries has been stored away for safe keeping. I also love ambiguity; it is the space wherein all interesting questions are asked; the unknown is life’s greatest beauty. You might say that makes me a hypo...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Puffy probably a concession to the poor swannies that have to wash the kit after that much gravel work. On a personal note I’m a black glasses kinda guy for two reasons. First, I’m already wearing a white helmet so it could be a little too much white … »

  2. As ever, there’s an exception that proves this rule. Step forward, Weight of a Nation. »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Barracuda @piwakawaka some pretty wishy washy defence from their DS - http://www.podiumcafe.com/2014/7/16/5909155/koos-moerenhout-giro-rosa-2014 »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Ron Not only is she a presenter for Eurosport (and sometimes presenter of the Combativity prize), but she’s an ex French RR Champion herself and rides for Lotto Belisol Ladies. http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/Marion_Rousse »

  2. @The Grande Fondue yup, 10 spots per change & having made them today you can’t do it again on the second day… »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @piwakawaka well that’s the thing. If that were a sprint, they’d be relegated for it, but it seems to have been allowed because they were going uphill. Can’t imagine the badger would have stood for it, we might have seen this type of action unleashed on h… »

  2. @Steampunk Yeah it is, but they weren’t averse to some pretty underhand tactics either. Skip to about 38.20… »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. I’ll be honest, reading something like this makes it even more frustrating to see someone who’s healthy like Cancellara willingly pull himself out. Kinda feels like he’s taking the biggest race in the world for granted… http://www.iamtedking.com/2014/0… »

  2. Loving seeing the French with some genuine chances up there, while I wouldn’t normally wish harm on any cyclist…there’ll be no tears if Malmerde befalls the contender’s curse. Also seriously unhappy with Faboo’s effort, if you toe up to the start line … »

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...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @G’rilla for fuck’s sake man, have you no pride? Surely you know better than to put your bike up here before checking for Rule #26 & Rule #41 compliance! I’m not angry, just disappointed. »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Ron nope you’re not the only one…all I see is this (and before Frank asks I’ve tried 3 different browsers & cleared caches on all 3). »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Beers yup, have a look at the additional ventilation his bibs have in the photo above with Thomas… »