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Velominatus: Rob C

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Lakewood Ca

Not politically correct, Love to ride. I commute when not traveling the glob , Lightning Velo Long Beach. Ride leader. Masters 50+ racer, Gran Fondo chaser, century social, With the exception of our club kit..dam thing has pink in it....a devoted disciple of the Rules. Working on the kit.

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Growing up, I imagine my dad did his fair share of worrying about me getting into trouble with chemicals and girls. Like with most problems in life, the solution lay in Cycling; training encouraged healthy behavior and once my dad convinced me to shave my legs, no one needed to worry about the girls anymore.Cycling caused its fair share of problems...

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  1. It is not only the smile when we remember the pain. But also the look on the faces of those who we dropped on the flats, in the wind and on the small climes. Then at the top of the big climbs, the look on the  faces as they wait for me to catch up with t… »

Il Lombardia, this is the race of the fallen leaves. This fall classic is a beautiful race in a beautiful region of Italy. The arduous route may change year to year but what does not change is the Italian need to win this thing. There is some national pride at stake here after the Italian men finished off the podium in Firenze. Bergamo to Lecco, 24...

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  1. Updated VSP PICKS: 1. Greg Van Avermaet 2. Vincenzo Nibali 3. Sylvain Chavanel 4. Jan Bakelants 5. Thomas de Gendt »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Greg Van Avermaet 2. Vincenzo Nibali 3. Sylvain Chavanel 4. Jan Bakelants 5. Bauke Mollema »

The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me. - Oscar WildeI have a theory that every living being is designed to cope with a certain level of stress in their lives, that if our lives are somehow free of stress, we wil...

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  1. Very well said Frank! Always inspirational… »

The world championship road race stands out among all other one-day races as the one where the winner is awarded both a curse and a jersey to carry for the next 12 months. It also inspires way too many riders to wear white bibs, which is an alarming trend in itself and one which I hope Brian Cookston, the new UCI President, prioritizes over the dop...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Avemat 3. Hushovd 4. Gilbert 5. Sagan »

Where: Montecatini Terme to Firenze, ItalyWhen: September 28 Continue reading...

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  1. @moondance No Pooley? I will have to rethink my picks. »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Pooley 3. Stephens 4. Johansson 5. Abbott »

Flies and dogs, two things that we don’t need on a climb.I had descended down this street many times, but I had never before ridden up it. I even said hello to the two excited pitbulls on the other side of the driveway gate. I like dogs. I like them until one of them squeezes under the gate and I’m going uphill slowly. Pitbulls arenR...

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  1. http://www.sounddefense.com/ This just made a appearance K-9 sound defense with bike attachment. Not sure if it will work on a fly. I think I will just work on riding faster. »

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  1. @JohnB Looking forward to my kit. Mid October ????? »

  2. @Sauterelle Enjoy your new home! and post photos of your rides. »

Everyone knows that the quality of one’s character is measured by the size gear they can push, particularly when going uphill. It is also a well-established fact that no self-respecting Flemish Pro would ever ride a Compact, no matter what condition their knees are in or how ferocious the gradient. Which, by extension, means that Compacts are...

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  1. @Rob Try Radio Lingua Network, http:/ / radiolingqua.com/shows/other-lanuages/ »

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. @Deakus Jensy is always a good listen. When Jensy speaks its always enjoyable! »

Sometime this spring I got an email from @xyverz suggesting a second annual bay area cogal, along with some route suggestions.  Before long, plans coalesced around a ride starting near Palo Alto, going over the mountains, down the coast to Santa Cruz, and back over a bigger part of the mountains to Los Gatos and Palo Alto.  I doubt I would have g...

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  1. @Nate »

  2. @roger I carry everything in my jersey but bacon! May trade out the chain breaker for the bacon. Just kidding I never carry a chain breaker. But maybe Gianni has one under the saddle. Dam you think we have beaten Gianni up enough about whats under the … »

  3. @Nate Let me know I will come up for Diablo but no desire to visit a pig farm. Unless we stop for some bacon and a beer! »

  4. @Nate Did I hear correct? Mt Diablo is burning? We sure need some rain! »

  5. Motor homes hurt! Glad you are recovering. How is the Bike? Count me in on the next Bay Area Cogal. Looks like a great ride. »

Pineapple Bob? @cyclops goes deep with this reference. Pineapple Bob was a mystical figure in American cycling. He was not known as a racer, more a California bike guru of unknown qualifications and ethnic origins. Bridgestone was a unique brand also of unknown ethnic origins, at least to me. It was not European, it didn’t sound Japanese or...

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  1. Looks great! Thanks for the story. »

Gianni really took it in the shorts after trying to sneak his way along with a stealth EPMS. Like an alcoholic falling off the wagon, the poor fellow can’t quite come to grips with the comfort of his old friend, the saddle bag. The solution lies in finding a light toolkit to carry along with him on his rides, one that fits in one pocket in to...

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  1. @frank I agree with you Frank. That thing was dry and corroded. I disassembled  the BB s on Number 1 and 2 today. His unexpected wont be mine. »

It is so deeply entangled at this point, I can no longer tell the threads from one another. The strands once ran cleanly from one bicycle to the next, linking a discrete sequence of events, considerations, wants, and desires. But then, 15 years ago, a strong force entered my life and I was forced to find alternate means of justifying the acquisitio...

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  1. Oh how I envy you all.. My wife the runner. I purchased her a  evo six dura ace nice bike. It started out simple enough. As the year went on we rode together along the coast. Times were good. Being an athlete her entire life, made her look like a natural … »

Gianni really took it in the shorts after trying to sneak his way along with a stealth EPMS. Like an alcoholic falling off the wagon, the poor fellow can’t quite come to grips with the comfort of his old friend, the saddle bag. The solution lies in finding a light toolkit to carry along with him on his rides, one that fits in one pocket in to...

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  1. @RedRanger very good explanation. The BB30 is pressed in. I run external threaded BB on my Specialized. Much easier to replace. »

  2. @mouse You are correct. The pressed in BB30 held together but the crank failed in the center. »

  3. @Nate This guy is a mountain goat. Not sure how many miles he had on this set.but th crank looked corroded, like he had never serviced it. He is re thinking his set up. »

  4. @strathlubnaig That is scary. »

  5. On our ride this morning. On the way up the climb I commented that I heard a creak coming from his bottom bracket. After the decent and about 1k from the coffee shop. He had the unexpected happen. The crank broke clean in half. He was running a BB30 wi… »