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Velominatus: Monty

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  1. What’s with the obsessing over 5 to 10 psi here or there? I have two floor pumps, one an SKS and one a Bontrager. They each give different readings. The Bontrager produces a much harder tyre for any given reading. Therefore I am firmly in the camp of ‘if … »

Evelyn Stevens was working on Wall Street four years ago and is now the best American women cyclist. How is that possible? Her parents must be enjoying dinner with pulses of 40 bpm and sky high VO2 maxes. Are they both professional marathon runners? Is that how they met? Maybe they have never attempted aerobic sports. If Evelyn has siblings and the...

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  1. Although, thinking about it, perhaps he was always a parody of himself. »

  2. @Gianni He was. He’s not Cipo any longer. Now he’s a parody of Cipo. Sadly. »

The memories still foment in my mind. They don’t keep me up at night, but they are there, hidden in the recesses of my recall mechanism or whatever it is called, sitting there waiting, waiting to remind me of the darkest day of Keepers Tour ’12. The day of the Ronde, and the horrors that befell me and a half dozen other wretched souls,...

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  1. A wonderful read. It begs the thought ‘why would anyone want to do it’. But of course the answer is intertwined with that very question itself. »

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  1. It’s not ‘OCD’. It’s ‘CDO’. The letters must be arranged alphabetically. »

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  1. I don’t imagine Brad will be back. »

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...

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  1. @marko Heh heh. Great line! The Cyclist’s Lie. Always feels like the truth when spoken though. Truly great ride though Nate.. »

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...

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  1. @all Who is @BirdOnABike? And why isn’t she our Queen? »

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  1. @Cyclops: Is that why they are called Poles? »

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  1. I have never ejected anything into other than a crisply laundered handkerchief. I am a cyclist, but I am primarily a gentleman. Although some eastern cultures would regard even that action as akin to wiping one’s arse and keeping the tissue to throw away … »

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  1. @ChrisO – nice work! Either you’ve been fired (so you had time on your hands during the day to complete this), or your family have already left you behind in the heat for the summer (so you had time on your hands during the evening to complete this). »

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  1. We were first introduced when I was just 19. I didn’t realize at the time that we were made for each other. Within a few short months, and following our first good rides, it became clearer – the fit was perfect. A decade of near bliss ensued. And then, al… »

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  1. @scaler911 We do indeed need to return to these days. I’d wager the image was actually taken using a Hasselblad. Understated wool jerseys, steel frames, medium-format analogue photography. Everything that came after was ‘progress’? I don’t think so. Excep… »

Even as a Pre-Cambrian Velominatus, the rusty wires in my brain must have made the connection between my machine’s aesthetics and the lack of a saddle bag; I can’t remember a time when I rode with a European Posterior Man Satchel. But riding without a saddle bag means the tools go in the pocket, and that means great care must be take...

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  1. @The Oracle Exactly. It looks like a photo that might have the caption: “A group of cyclists has been arrested having inadvertently strayed across the Iranian border”. »