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Velominatus: Mikel Pearce

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Former triathlete turned roadie. Lawyer. Father of 2. Soon to be 3. Canadian. Turned 40 this year. Trying to get faster as I get older.

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Each of us throw a leg over our top tubes and submit ourselves to the open road in recognition of the risks involved. These risks include those of a puncture, crash, damaged equipment, disability, and – ultimately – death. We try to be vigilant, we ride assertively yet defensively, and we hope for the best. We take every reasonable precaution t...

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” Ulysses – Lord Tennyson This phrase seems to embody the Velominati, and @itburns in particular. Fair winds, my erstwhile companion of the road. Fair winds … »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. That was a reply to @Ron btw »

  2. Tyler Farrar crashes entirely too much, in my humble opinion. He’s always on the fucking deck! »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. That last sentence – brilliant. »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. Rain baby. Rain. VSP PICKS: 1. Gerrans 2. Gilbert 3. Sagan 4. Contador 5. Valverde »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. FTW! VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Pooley 4. Bronzini 5. Johanssen »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. Same as above. Logged in this time. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. J Rod 4. Talansky 5. JJ Cobo »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. FTW! VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Nibali 3. Froome 4. Wiggins 5. Pinot »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. Here’s hoping VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Evans 3. Menchov 4. Wiggins 5. Van den Brocke »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. Froome for Hesjedal (damn), Nibali for Gesink. Damn that guy, losing time in a nothing stage! VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Wiggins 2. Evans 3. Froome 4. Nibali 5. Menchov »

  2. Well then. Rest day swap a-comin’! »

  3. Boom! VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Evans 3. Hesjedal 4. Gesink 5. Menchov »

A word about Cogal reports from the boardroom – we will attempt to run every Cogal report that arrives but it will only be the main article for a day or less, depending on Cogal back log. We would like the reports to be enjoyed by all Velominati but we can’t leave them up for the usual two to three days. They will then be relegated below th...

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. @frank Chapeau. End of. »

  2. @Steampunk @Steampunk I was nae fucking with anyone! I was enjoying a ride (immensely) with a group of compatriots. I did feel particularly good that day, I will admit … and I took advantage of it! »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. Three weeks until the Grand Depart! VSP PICKS: 1. Cunego 2. Gesink 3. Leipheimer 4. Fuglsang 5. Danielson »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. 202km of rolling, hilly, Rattlesnake-infested riding goodness (Rattlesnake Point @~35km is absolutely vicious at 22%). Starting with the province’s best coffee at Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, ON and riding out to Belfountain. Lunch and food options at Belfountain, Glen Williams, and Moffatt. Finishing with V-Pints waiting for us back at Domestique, where Krys has a nice selection of local beers on tap (if folks are interested, we could look into Krys making up some Domestique/V-Cogal t’s to commemorate the event).

    More on Café Domestique.

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    Date/Time
    Date - May 27, 2012
    9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Café Domestique

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@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. @Chris Seconded. Oh my eyes. »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. 202km of rolling, hilly, Rattlesnake-infested riding goodness (Rattlesnake Point @~35km is absolutely vicious at 22%). Starting with the province’s best coffee at Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, ON and riding out to Belfountain. Lunch and food options at Belfountain, Glen Williams, and Moffatt. Finishing with V-Pints waiting for us back at Domestique, where Krys has a nice selection of local beers on tap (if folks are interested, we could look into Krys making up some Domestique/V-Cogal t’s to commemorate the event).

    More on Café Domestique.

    Event Details

    Loading Map....

    Date/Time
    Date - May 27, 2012
    9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location
    Café Domestique

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. @Steampunk As I said, , those fat, rule breaking slobs will make bling bikes cheaper for you and me, and might also help to push to make more room for bikes on our roads … The more the better, I say. We can TEACH them the Rules FFS! Ryder rocks. So hop… »

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  1. @Cyclops Ditto. And as a salve for the Schleckchute! »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. @itburns Negative Sir. Both the Cogal and the final stage are Sunday. We shall (hopefully) arrive back at our starting point and begin the celebrations! Monday morning could be ugly though … »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. *own* I can’t even type I’m so excited. »

  2. @Dan_R I’m sorry, I can’t hear the Italian hearts, what with the sound of all the Canadian hearts swelling and beating faster every day we get closer to one of our won winning a Grand Tour! Go, Ryder, go. Ride like the beast you are and wear pink in Mila… »

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  1. Updated. What a ride from Ryder today! Just awesoem, and awe inspiring. Ontario Cogal Sunday. What a day it would be if we could celebrate the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour with the first Canadian Cogal. I’m just a LITTLE excited. VSP PICKS: 1. He… »

@Mikel Pearce's posts:

  1. Basso knows he doesn’t have the legs to do the “change of tempo” attacks in the mountains, like J-Rod seems to. He has to hope he can just burn Hesjedal and J-Rod off his wheel. So far, no dice. All Hesjedal has to do is stay where he is now until Sunday … »