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Velominatus: Patrick

Order: Level 3 Velominatus

Location: Newcastle, England

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@Patrick's posts:

  1. This Tour is mint – unlike my VSP choices…3 race day swaps FFS!?! VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Porte 3. Valverde 4. Van den Broeck 5. Gallopin »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Fuck.Just spent ages scrutinising the form guides and deliberating over choices to find I’ve Delgado’d. Fuck. »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Valverde 4. Van den Broeck 5. Talansky »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Just checked my picks and remembered that I hadn’t chosen Dan Martin because I really wanted him to do well, but didn’t want to tempt fate in any way… »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Uran 3. Rodriguez 4. Pozzovivo 5. Majka »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Dan Martin 2. Valverde 3. Nibali 4. Ulissi 5. Betancur »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Bugger, Delgado’d… »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Kwiatkowski 2. Dan Martin 3. Gilbert 4. Valverde 5. Rodriguez »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Don’t know why I spend ages agonising over these picks like I know what I’m doing… VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Vanmarcke 3. Kristoff 4. Sagan 5. Van Avermaet »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Armitstead 2. Johannson 3. Pieters 4. van der Breggen 5. van Dijk »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Mighty Spartacus has to win something soon… VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Vanmarcke 3. Sagan 4. Demare 5. Kristoff »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

@Patrick's posts:

  1. I’d love to see Cav win a bunch sprint, but I’m going for Spartacus giving it full gas and then more full gas… VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Kwiatkovski 3. Sagan 4. Slagter 5. Kreuziger »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Just watching a live stream of Eurosport…is ‘toym bonnifickayyshun’ a new scoring concept Sean Kelly has developed? No disrespect to the double hard bastard intended. »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johansson 3. Hausler 4. Armitstead 5. Stevens »

Yes, we got piss drunk after the 2012 Seattle Summer Cogal and dreamed up the V-to-V Stage Cogal: epic riding, vertical, a real challenge. It was indeed all that.Sadly, there was one element missing: @eightzero on the road. Turns out I had made all kinds of plans for individuals to serve a Director Sportif. And each and every one of them fell throu...

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Wow – that looks like 2 days of pure awesomeness! »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. What do I know anyway…just hope Valverde doesn’t have another mechanical disaster. VSP PICKS: 1. A. Valverde 2. J. Rodriguez 3. S. Henao 4. D. Martin 5. B. Intxausti »

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...

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Tragic.  RIP @itburns. Condolences to all friends & family. This is a terrible reminder how fragile and vulnerable we can be on our bikes, no matter how badass we are.  Take care one and all. »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Stevens 2. De Vries 3. Bronzini 4. Fournier 5. Taylor »

@Patrick's posts:

  1. J-rod getting stronger & Contador getting desperate. Porte will lead Froome off the mountain… VSP PICKS: 1. Rodriguez 2. Contador 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Kreuziger 5. Porte »

How can we not talk about the Tour? After Sunday’s stage it’s hard not to be a little excited. Until yesterday the most thrilling thing I had seen was Mark Cavendish’s mad man chase back to the peloton after a late-in-the-race crash. He needed to get back quickly as the race was hurtling toward a sprint finish he was supposed to w...

@Patrick's posts:

  1. @VeloVita Only 2 flats ever – do you ride solid pram wheels? My own stupid cak handedness has caused more flats!! Respect – I hope you haven’t tempted fate though… »

  2. @Deakus Your lady looks mighty fine in those gumwalls. Very classy! »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

@Patrick's posts:

  1. Wow!!  That was mega!!  I love to see Cav win, but credit to Contador – what a wily, ballsy fucker he can be. »

  2. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Evans 4. Valverde 5. Rodriguez »

  3. @eenies Agreed.  Way too much polka dot! »

  4. @Patrick What I meant to say was… Woah – that’s lush! »