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Seriously. Is it almost September? This was not the agreement, this was supposed to be an endless summer. And all you A-Holes down there in the Antipodes are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, enjoying longer days and shorter nights. I don’t need to tell you where you can take that, but it’s dark and it smells. I have no patien...

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  1. Vsp Picks – I dont mind the Vuelta to much, usually the best looking race but thia year with 11 or something summit finishes its going to be a leg breaker! VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Rodriguez 3. Uran 4. Martin 5. Valverde »

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. New rule idea. “Never pick out your kit the night before a ride” We all know why, after laying out your favorate bib shorts and jersey combo while blissfully playing out the pain your going to dish out tomorrow in beautiful sunshine, little do you know bu… »

There are always at least two ways to accomplish any task: properly and improperly. Drinking beer from a glass, not the bottle; carrying a full umbrella instead of a miniature fold-up; stirring your gin martinis, not shaking them; wearing french cuffs with a suit, not button cuffs. The Velominatus, of course, is drawn towards doing things Properly,...

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  1. Im all for proper leaning but always go for the saddle & rear wheel combo, shifter hoods are too close to scratchable surfaces like the dial covers and levers for my liking! If I ever have to lock up my mount (Prophet Forgive me!) I even try to put so… »

The simple art of riding a bicycle can be undertaken in many ways. Watching the stylish commuters of Amsterdam going about their business in the most Casually Deliberate way makes you wonder if indeed anyone is actually going about any business at all. I don’t know how anything ever gets done in that city; everyone seems to be on their way to...

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  1. Surely Chris Froome gets a shout for riding dirty? Never looks comfortable. Elbows out like he is trying to barge his way though a road packed with bovine cattle. Yet the man is a mountian monster and seems to find power in guns the size of match sticks w… »

The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence. Some of these are names of landmarks or terms in cycling; others are nicknames for some of the riders in the pro peloton. While not intended to be offensive or derogatory, the nicknames in the list represent the riders’ pe...

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  1. Another new entry suggestion? BTSS (Bed to shed syndrome) – the need to procrastinate as much as humanly possible between waking and leaving the house to ride the bike. This condition is massively exaggerated by cold and wet weather! »