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Velominatus: Mr. Kotter

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Louisiana

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Anecdotal research suggests that people are being let off-leash without adequate training to perform basic activities such as walking on sidewalks or through airports and busy city centers. I’m assuming this expands to shopping malls, but I never go there so I can’t be sure. It’s easy to blame the mobile phones which apparentl...

@Mr. Kotter's posts:

  1. The law should required a bicycle test as part of the requirement for a motor vehicle license. »

I can can feel his cold breath on my back, like a shadow drifting through an alleyway. He’s not yet upon me, but the Man with the Hammer is lurking nearby. I’m not even sure he has the intention to strike; he’s just staying close, cruelly reminding me that my fate is in his hands.I feel the heaviness in my legs from the first turn...

@Mr. Kotter's posts:

  1. The man with the hammer caught up to me on a solo training ride yesterday. I hate him. »

There is something to love about a race that makes a deviation to its route for the simple joy of sending a fleet of professional riders up a fiendishly steep and narrow ramp. The Cote du Stockeu offers zero benefit to the route from a logistical standpoint – in fact, all it does is complicate things. On the way down from the Cote de Wanne &#...

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  1. I would talk trash, but when all your previous picks have gone straight to the dumpster you start to realize it’s not talk, it’s a way of life. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Valverde 3. S. Sanchez 4. Cunego 5. Froome »

We came tantalizingly close to adding a foray up the Mur de Huy during our excursion to Liege-Bastogne-Liege during this year’s Keepers Tour. But good sense and the Anti-V prevailed, as they are wont to do, and only two of us were left wanting a dig at the most notorious finishing climb in the Classics season.I write this, then, woefully igno...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. J. Rodriguez 2. A. Valverde 3. P. Gilbert 4. D. Cunego 5. R. Hesjedal »

It looks so easy on the television. Well, no, actually it looks pretty bloody hard. We think we have some understanding of how they suffer, how their bodies can take the continual beating. But we don’t really know. Not even by riding these abominations they call roads twice in the space of a few days can we understand the scale of the thing...

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  1. The Norsemen of the apocolypse finish 1-2 overtaking the swiss mis-ter in the final KM. VSP PICKS: 1. BoHog 2. Thor 3. Sparty 4. G Thomas 5. Chavanel »

Winning one Monument in a career is more than most Pros will ever achieve. Winning two in a season, nearly impossible. Winning two a week apart, it has been done more than a few times, by only the toughest of men. The Ronde and Roubaix both have cobbles but that is about all they have in common. Roubaix might be the harder one to win. The evil Lady...

@Mr. Kotter's posts:

  1. After looking at the start list i figure there are probably 9 guys that can finish 2-10. »