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Velominatus: RedRanger

Order: Winner of the Velominati Super Prestige Vuelta a Espania

Location: Tucson, AZ

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Aviation mechanic/Avionics tech in training. Work part time. Riding a bike when ever I get a chance.

@RedRanger's activity:

The Amstel Gold Race, 251 km from Maastricht to Valkenburg, the hard way. There appears to be no flat sections longer than ten meters. There are thirty-four mean little climbs to ruin the legs. We have moved on from the real Spring Classics. There is no rest in this VSP; The Ronde and Roubaix were amazing but we must continue. Legs that are smoked...

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  1. @brett I would love to see Cunego get some podiums this year. »

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. @roger stunner »

The Amstel Gold Race, 251 km from Maastricht to Valkenburg, the hard way. There appears to be no flat sections longer than ten meters. There are thirty-four mean little climbs to ruin the legs. We have moved on from the real Spring Classics. There is no rest in this VSP; The Ronde and Roubaix were amazing but we must continue. Legs that are smoked...

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  1. another throw of the dice VSP PICKS: 1. Mollema 2. Valverde 3. Nibbles 4. Gilbert 5. Roman K »

Have you ever been told to take a good look at yourself? Usually it infers that you need to smarten up your ideas, get your shit together, shape up or ship out. If Viagra eyedrops had an advertising campaign, (or indeed existed), their tagline would be: “Take a long, hard look at yourself.”Most Cyclists need to take a long hard look at...

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  1. @wiscot yes. Very casual deliberate. »

  2. Helmet tipped, stud. »

I’m old as dirt. My first two race bikes employed toe clips and toe straps and that set-up was bad. For many reasons it was bad and any retro-hipster who thinks otherwise is wrong. When Lemond and Hinault started racing on the white Look clipless pedals, everyone but Sean Kelly quickly switched. Talk about a quantum improvement, it was long o...

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  1. @sthilzy a real issue as the industry pushes disc brakes on road bikes down our throats. »

It’s no secret that I’m prone to riding in the big ring as much as possible, mostly on account of my not being a giant sissy. In accordance with the ISO Non-Sissy Standard, I also never read instruction manuals or ask for directions when lost. I make sure to only rarely ask my VMH to turn up the radio when Adele comes on, usually follo...

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  1. I love my compact bars and nothing will dissuade me from that. And lets not forget, compact bars are > ergo bars. »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

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  1. @Bespoke http://cyclocosm.com/ is always worth checking out for a post race recap. »

  2. @wiscot and no dust cover? that kind looks like shit. »

  3. @Bespoke A lot can happen between 60km and the finish. »

  4. I would love to see EBH make the next step in his career. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Boss Hog 3. Stybar 4. Degenkolb 5. Boonen »

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. @chrismurphy92 if needed move the stem up and then flip it cause slammed and +degrees is < not slammed and -degrees. »

  2. @chrismurphy92 if needed move the stem up and then flip it cause slammed and +degrees is »

This needs no introduction. The Spring Classics are truly upon us. The course has been modified yet again, it is tougher? The riders make the race and the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen is loaded with racers who could win or make the Velominati VSP placings. Just to pick the winner will not be nearly as easy as it has been recently. There are small clo...

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  1. Cant wait to see this VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. devolder 3. boonen 4. sagan 5. stybar »

Vlaanderen. Its no accident the Flemish word for Flanders starts with a V; there is nothing simple or easy about riding a bike here. If it isn’t wind, its steep bergs. If it isn’t tarmac, its cobbles. Most of the time, its all three. Oh, and the weather there sucks. In fact, Flanders doesn’t have weather – it has VVeather.De...

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  1. I really want that…Fuck all 3 prizes are so awesome. »

  2. I really want that…Fuck all 3 prizes are so awesome. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. johansson 3. van dijk 4. arndt 5. stevens »

I just got turned back from a ride. 5k from the house I realized my bits were getting too cold not only for comfort (in which case, apply Rule #5 and move on) but safety (i’ll take my vasectomy in the hospital, thank you very much). It’s a lovely sunny day, the only problems being the minus 12C temp, biting headwind, and leg warmers th...

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  1. @urbanwhitetrash you cant upload pics from your mobile device memory. »

Everyone knows you need at least three road bikes – two if you’re absolutely determined to make a point about minimalism. Bike Number One is reserved for good weather and events, and the Rain Bike for inclement weather. Just like our guns need to be pampered and rubbed down whenever we’re off the bike, any time Bike Number One isn...

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  1. @KW Im in the Wausau area. Recently moved here from Arizona. »

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. @DerHoggz I actually like that neon color scheme. reminds me of the 80s when I was in elementary school… »

Everyone knows you need at least three road bikes – two if you’re absolutely determined to make a point about minimalism. Bike Number One is reserved for good weather and events, and the Rain Bike for inclement weather. Just like our guns need to be pampered and rubbed down whenever we’re off the bike, any time Bike Number One isn...

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  1. @wiscot Keep me informed. I have no idea where those places are but I cant be all that far from them. Also Im signed up for the second annual Bear 100(100k in my case) Its north of here about 80 miles. »

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  1. @G’rilla yes »

Everyone knows you need at least three road bikes – two if you’re absolutely determined to make a point about minimalism. Bike Number One is reserved for good weather and events, and the Rain Bike for inclement weather. Just like our guns need to be pampered and rubbed down whenever we’re off the bike, any time Bike Number One isn...

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  1. @frank glad to be of service. But like I keep saying, STI will work with mtb mechs. »

  2. @frank thats a double upfront and it looks like xtr rear d. »

This is the kick off of the VSP for women’s racing, though the women have already kicked it off with the Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands. Now it’s down to Northern Italy, Varese, by Lago Maggiore, but this is a climbers course, more in the mountains than by the lake. And yes, Sunday is also Gent-Wevelgem for women but Trofeo is par...

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  1. @Gianni or in my case almost no results. Maybe I get to keep my lantern rouge for another week. »

I just got turned back from a ride. 5k from the house I realized my bits were getting too cold not only for comfort (in which case, apply Rule #5 and move on) but safety (i’ll take my vasectomy in the hospital, thank you very much). It’s a lovely sunny day, the only problems being the minus 12C temp, biting headwind, and leg warmers th...

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  1. @baughnp I have a supersix also. Love it. Its about to be rideable but in the middle of some upgrades. What size tires are on yours? »