Velominati › The Community
Velominati Community Profile Archive

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.

@Rob C's activity:

...

@Rob C's posts:

  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… »

@Rob C's posts:

  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 »

@Rob C's posts:

  1. Very well said Frank! Always inspirational… »

@Rob C's posts:

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

@Rob C's posts:

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

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

@Rob C's posts:

  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. »

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...

@Rob C's posts:

  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...

@Rob C's posts:

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

@Rob C's posts:

  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...

@Rob C's posts:

  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. »

@Rob C's posts:

  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...

@Rob C's posts:

  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. »

@Rob C's posts:

  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...

@Rob C's posts:

  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… »