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Velominatus: Mikael Liddy

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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:

One of the things that strikes me most about the English is they don’t appear to have developed any sort of “inner dialog”. It seems anything that passes through the brain is parlayed directly to the tongue; if the thought being expressed is an insult to you, it will generally include a query for confirmation: “You’r...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @frank opportunity missed right there Frank…answer below for the PEBCAK users out there. http://bit.ly/1xIvCNn »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Buck Rogers yeah it’s tough to justify dropping coin on kit that I’d use less than a handful of times a year…coldest temp on the bike this winter was 3 C & that was on top of the highest peak around these parts (~800m above sea level) »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. You know the real questions though, where the fuck are the V-caps? »

  2. Seems it’s the time for casquette reverence… http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/bikes-and-gear-features/why-i-never-ride-without-cycling-cap »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @teleguy57 admittedly I rarely have to deal with the temperatures that require that type of solution. My early morning/single digit (C) go to is a beanie under a cap combo in this manner. No danger of frosted lobes there. »

  2. @teleguy57 just cos it’s a new helmet, doesn’t mean you can flout Rule #37 like that… »

Whenever you see one of those yellow cars or motorcycles laden with spare wheels and manned by efficiently deliberate young professionals with no allegiance or favour to any one rider, take a moment to reflect on the oft-overlooked pioneer of the neutral service as we know it today, M. Jacques Mavic.Usually only sighted once a year in July, Jacq...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @brett Wonder how much of that issue was that it was Shimano service & Cuddles was rocking a Grouppo? »

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. @Analog generally do one a year, although @Barracuda has made mention of running another one on SA’s south coast around classics time next year as well so keep the eyes peeled. »

I’m not saying I’m Batman; if I was Batman it would be a foolish thing to admit to and if I wasn’t Batman it would be a foolish thing to claim to be. What is true, however, is that Batman is pretty cool and it would probably be pretty cool to be a cool dude like Batman. It bears mentioning, however, that I have never been see...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Rob Fuck I’ve missed your editing of Frank’s ramblings, this needs to happen more often. »

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. @Analog any chance we’ll see that lovely thing migrate south in January? »

  2. So, imagine you’ve just taken delivery of a brand new $5k bike (purchased from your not-regular lbs) after 3 months of waiting. First ride out, you pull one of your famous Saganesque wheelies & as the front wheel lands the bars spin 90 degrees downwa… »

  3. @wilburrox yeah it’s definitely a nice looking kit…got a closer look at it myself earlier in the year when the boys were out here for the TDU. and no, I didn’t call Kittel out on the Rule #7 violation, those guns coming out the sleeveless jersey look… »

  4. @wilburrox in that case you may just want to abide by the Masturbation Principle. »

What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @piwakawaka have you seen how much that stuff costs??? I thought Rapha was fucking expensive but this is next level! »

I’ve never been to Africa before, although I’m not sure Cape Town counts as “Africa”. One thing I noticed is that everyone here is very skinny. I also noticed that the meal proportions served at restaurants are very modest. That shows the difference between prevention and treatment when dealing with obesity; whereas in the U...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Puffy you’re here in Oz aren’t you? Hear the rubbish spouted by a couple of docs this week that they wan’t to add gastric sleeve operations on to the public health register so as to help obese people quickly lower their risk of obesity related diseases s… »

La Vie Velominatus. It is the life we, as Velominati, lead. It is life as a disciple of cycling, of the greater meaning the bike holds and the lessons it teaches us. Along the path, one of our great duties is the wholesale consumption of the great Works related to our sport. From periodicals to books to films, herin lies the list of works conside...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. hmmmm »

  2. @Barracuda what year? »

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. @chrismurphy92 oh, FFS! Have none of you read Rule #17? If you really want some Giant kit, this would also work pretty well with that scheme. »

What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @brett cos I hate flapping kit on a bike. »

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. @RedRanger yeah I know, technically it fits, but I dunno about running a Cannondale part on a Cervelo… »

  2. @RedRanger yup »

  3. @kixsand love that crankset, shame it’s a proprietary ‘dale one otherwise I’d be chucking one on the Cervelo. »

What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. No idea who you’re referring to, but it certainly isn’t this guy! photo credit: @Barracuda »

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. @chrismurphy92 loves me the Rapha/Focus cross rigs… »

  2. @Buck Rogers personally I was pretty happy with my Alu/Carbon starter before upgrading to a carbon craplet. Surely a ‘dale CAAD (probably not the 10) with some Ultegra will be in around those figures? »