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Location: wausau, wi

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Aviation mechanic. Riding a bike when ever I get a chance.

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Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. What. The. Fuck. was I thinking when I put Uran in the top spot? »

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  1. The Heck of the North is a Gravel Classic held in Northern Minnesota. The course is about 185 kilometers long, approximately 75% gravel/dirt road, with 15 kilometers of trail and as little pavement as needed to make it all come together.

    The front few groups of this race go for the win, while the rest of the field simply enjoy a fun day out on the bike, riding one of the most challenging and exciting routes in the quickly-emerging gravel scene.

    Mixing gravel roads and ATV trails, this race is home to some of the most innovative bicycle concoctions you’ll ever come across, from drop-bar fat bikes to race-tuned Graveur machines. Leave your road machine at home; you’ll need fast 32mm tires at least in order to survive the trail sections.

    More information on the Heck of the North site. Registration is $54 before July 15; $65 before August 15; and $76 until September 15. Registration ends September 15 or once the 400 rider limit is met.

    The Heck of the North is not a Cogal, but Velominati is a sponsor of the event and will be providing exclusive prizes. See you there.

    Official site: http://www.heckofthenorth.com/

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    Date - October 04, 2014
    12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location
    Castle Danger Brewery (Two Harbors MN)

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First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

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  1. Roll of the dice VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Lizzie Armistead 3. Emma Johansson 4. Cromwell 5. Borghoni »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Uran 2. Nario 3. Talansky 4. Froome 5. Contador »

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  1. @Chris thats a good one. I support that nomination. »

July 13 2014 marked the 35th anniversary of the seminal ‘cycling film’ Breaking Away. 35 years. Nothing stays popular for that long, right? Things get dated, lose their edge (if there was edge in the first place) and eventually become irrelevant (I’m looking at you, Rolling Stones). Yes, even legends get stale if left out too lon...

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  1. Ciao Papa! »

Brett’s fine Nick Cave article got me thinking about music and cycling. We spend lots of time alone on our bikes. The bike is on autopilot, it stays upright from second to second, freeing up our brains to consider anything or nothing. Music might be the only riding companion we have but it has to be the right music. Being as Pro as possible is...

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  1. The phrase “come on” is one I fend myself thinking or saying all the time, either at work, at home or on the bike. My favorite band: »

  2. @Bossanove Followed by a bit of CREAM? thats a great album. »

  3. A friend posted this on FB about 2 weeks ago and the ear worm has dug deep and set up shop.  Luckily I dont think its a terrible song, but I was only a wee kid(8) when it came out. »

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. @G’rilla QR on the Cervelo is out of position. But thats a great looking garage. »

  2. @plynie HOT! dont see many Scott bikes around here. »

The race of the funny hat.Every team seems to have included one or two riders fresh off the Tour. One would either feel ruined or unbeatable a week after that slug fest, more than likely, ruined. I imagine there are a few riders dodging calls from their directors this week. Continue reading...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Gilbert 3. Mollema 4. Rogers 5. D. Martin »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Bronzini 3. Armistead 4. Wild 5. Stevens »

I like definition, to place things in a box and tightly seal the lid. It makes me feel comfortable, like another of life’s little mysteries has been stored away for safe keeping. I also love ambiguity; it is the space wherein all interesting questions are asked; the unknown is life’s greatest beauty. You might say that makes me a hypo...

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  1. @frank read? Ha! »

  2. @Ccos +1 »

  3. @Chris Absolutely. Froome should not be wearing white shades. »

  4. White sun glasses are very hard to pull off and most people cant. Also, outside of the cycling word, have you seen the kind of people who wear white glasses? Ill stick with my 3 pairs of black sun glasses. »

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  1. Shaved legs is about tradition for me. Every thing else is an added benefit. »

Our products represent the spirit of Velominati; every product we offer is made with the utmost attention to detail – no compromises were made in their selection or design. Whenever possible, our products are made my small, locally-owned businesses who share our passion for quality and we make every effort to ensure they are made in an enviro...

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  1. @Mike_P looking sharp. »

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. error, on the belgium and france part, but still a Rule #12 violation. »

  2. @G’rilla »

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  1. My biggest thing about the rules to that my bikes obey the rules cause Rule #4. For myself I do my best but I will never look pro. But the bikes in my stable need to look as dialed as possible at all times. »

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  1. Rolling the dice. Hopefully my picks stay around for the entire race. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Valverde 4. Nibbles 5. Rolland »

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  1. go ladies go! VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Pooley 3. Johansson 4. Abbott 5. Stevens »

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  1. I miss seeing him riding that old Yeti. »