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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:

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...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Minnesota Expat yeah it was interesting in that they were two very different wins. As you said, Sunday was a lead out by the numbers where no other team could even keep up, but Friday’s was pretty interesting in that he basically had to jump on his own t… »

  2. @Minnesota Expat speaking of the Canadian races, Gerro got to practice his best Phil Anderson impression overnight… »

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. @EBruner I’m sure I’m not the only one to feel this, but I’ll admit to being jealous as fuck! »

@Bianchi_Bob sent his article in just this week. Its sense of urgency required it to be published NOW. We all need reminding to live in the moment; here is a good reminder. Thanks Bianchi Bob. Yours in Cycling, Gianni Continue reading...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. Much like Farzani’s article a year or so ago, I’ve got nothing… »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. So here’s a look at the initial wall of the final climb last weekend, based on the riders filtering back towards the camera, I think the white jersey giving it all kinds of V & VV is yours truly… »

We are cyclists, the rest of the world merely rides a bike. What defines us as cyclists? Can a recumbent rider be a cyclist, a unicyclist, a fat recumbent rider with hairy legs and a YJA on? I think yes but am I snob for even asking?Years ago, I was helping a woman at another research institution set up some scientific equipment. Evidently we kept...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @ChrissyOne not til you mentioned it, they did good. »

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. @DeKerr if you still haven’t bought it, I beseech you to read this http://www.velominati.com/guest-article/guest-article-jeff-in-petrometros-look-595/ for all the inspiration you need. Side note, I love spending other people’s money… »

We are cyclists, the rest of the world merely rides a bike. What defines us as cyclists? Can a recumbent rider be a cyclist, a unicyclist, a fat recumbent rider with hairy legs and a YJA on? I think yes but am I snob for even asking?Years ago, I was helping a woman at another research institution set up some scientific equipment. Evidently we kept...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Gianni That’d be the Gotthard Pass, I believe the name is the Swiss translation of Climbone »

Summer is a time for getting fat. Winter is a time for getting fat as well, but in a different way; in Winter we get fat on meals of meat and potatoes covered in sauces made of meat and potatoes. In Summer, on the other hand, our minds get fat: we get nice tans, we tone our muscles, long days see us riding at any hour of the day that suits us. W...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Nate oh snap…we could’ve been on the same ride by the looks of things. Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »

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. @DeKerr DO IT! Temperance be damned. Money can be re-earned, and having recently got on board the R3 featured a little further up the page, I’ll happily attest to just how good the R series bikes are. Oddly enough I was never all that keen on Cervelos un… »

  2. @wilburrox that is both awesome and daunting (from a potential cost perspective) in equal parts! »

Summer is a time for getting fat. Winter is a time for getting fat as well, but in a different way; in Winter we get fat on meals of meat and potatoes covered in sauces made of meat and potatoes. In Summer, on the other hand, our minds get fat: we get nice tans, we tone our muscles, long days see us riding at any hour of the day that suits us. W...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Barracuda Mt Lofty summit, looking out over Piccadilly Valley. »

  2. We don’t even have to wait for Summer down here in SA, this was the last week of winter… »

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. @Teocalli hot.damn! Daddy want… »

  2. @minion it was a Fondriest, but yeah, that was it. Sloped & curved TT meant that to not cross the minimum insertion point of the seat post, the frame was too long & needed an 80mm stem to get close to fitting. This one just fits so much better. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Chris chapeau! »

  2. @The Grande Fondue yup, we pulled up for a water refill in Mylor, only to find Wattsy & Reidy had their refreshment station at the top of Ridge. Whitewood was pretty nasty, don’t think that part of the course was all that well understood, cos we got … »

For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving the ride date further back in to the middle of the Australian summer (shaddup, it worked fine last time)!

    Some of the other capital cities in Australia would hate to admit it, but for the last week in January, the cycling focus lands squarely on Adelaide & under that spotlight we’re going to run the first of two SA based Cogals for 2015 on the Saturday preceding the Santos Tour Down Under.

    Make no mistake, this course will require generous helpings of rules 5 & 10. The course as it stands is about 120k with 2,700m of climbing, including the now well known Corkscrew rd.

    Come & join us on January 17th, We’ll start at a lovely French cafe, empty your climbing legs up in the hills & then return to the Belgian Beer Cafe for recovery beverages before heading in to the tour village to watch the team presos.

    Strava Route is here.

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - January 17, 2015
    9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location
    Hey Jupiter

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Barracuda I wasn’t sure how they’d mix but it was a nice combo, probably didn’t hurt that the IC was made with actual espresso. We had one poor bloke succumb to cramp after 12 of the 13 climbs (you’ll see a fallen beer in his honour in the table shot) &… »

For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. For the 2014 SA cogal we were very generous in lending the keys to the kids down south. As you’d expect they treated that responsibility with absolutely no respect & delivered the kind of temperatures that would have made Satan break out in a sweat. As a result, we city folk are taking control back & doing the only logical thing, moving the ride date further back in to the middle of the Australian summer (shaddup, it worked fine last time)!

    Some of the other capital cities in Australia would hate to admit it, but for the last week in January, the cycling focus lands squarely on Adelaide & under that spotlight we’re going to run the first of two SA based Cogals for 2015 on the Saturday preceding the Santos Tour Down Under.

    Make no mistake, this course will require generous helpings of rules 5 & 10. The course as it stands is about 120k with 2,700m of climbing, including the now well known Corkscrew rd.

    Come & join us on January 17th, We’ll start at a lovely French cafe, empty your climbing legs up in the hills & then return to the Belgian Beer Cafe for recovery beverages before heading in to the tour village to watch the team presos.

    Strava Route is here.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - January 17, 2015
    9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location
    Hey Jupiter

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @wiscot All about sponsor $ I’m afraid. Mavic is one of their main sponsors & their helmets only come in one colour… »

There was never any question in my mind that tubulars are more romantic than clinchers, and as a Velominatus I was always convinced that the additional time and care that goes into gluing on a set of tires would make you feel just that much more connected to your bike and the history of the sport itself. I was skeptical, however, that tubs would ri...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @Nate saw a new riding mate pull off a neat trick sans gloves today, bidon held lightly against the tyre on both angles to rub the road debris off. »

Brett’s recent post about Jensie brings up the dilemma of professional cycling for me. I admire many of cycling’s famous riders yet I don’t admire cheaters. Luckily for me I can fervently embrace opposable ideas within my consciousness and sleep well at night. Which also means I would have been one of those cheaters. I also see the tangle...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. @TheFish how many fucking times does it have to be said? 2 people taking EPO with a hematocrit limit of 50 will see massive differences because of their natural make up. If you have a HC of 41 & can keep up in the peloton with a guy who is naturally … »

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. Just cos we’re doing the photos of bikes thing at the moment, here’s Sir Bike (geddit) waiting to carry me around the Adelaide hills for 130k’s today. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@Mikael Liddy's posts:

  1. and in pictorial form… Slideshow: Fullscreen: Download: Powered by DM Albums™ »