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Velominatus: Sam

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: The Yorkshire Dales

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@Sam's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Phil Gilbert 2. Dan Martin 3. M Albasini 4. Daminao Cunego 5. Jelle Vanendert »

@Sam's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gerrans 2. Rodriguez 3. Valverde 4. Dan Martin 5. Evans »

@Sam's posts:

  1. Can’t look past Boonen at all really, i’m hoping that Gallopin can pull something off now freed from the honour of being shackled to poor old spartacus. Also all those who have picked P Sagan, i’m 90% certain he isn’t starting. There is a Sagan on Liquig… »

@Sam's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Cancellara 3. Chavanel 4. Farrar 5. Flecha »

@Sam's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Lizzie Armitstead 2. Marianne Vos 3. Kirsten Wild 4. Nicole Cooke 5. Emma Johansson »

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  1. Boonen for the win, just have a feeling about him this year, and he looks like he means business. The rest are just people i fancy to be there of thereabouts VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Farrar 3. Cancellara 4. Van Avermeat 5. Flecha »

@Sam's posts:

  1. if Cav is in the front group then he wins, full stop. so other picks are going to have to be for other eventualities & Gilbert doesn’t seem to be there yet, not really sure y VSP PICKS: 1. Cavendish 2. Boonen 3. Nibali 4. Modolo 5. Eddie Boss »

@Sam's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Lizzie Armitstead 2. Emma Johannson 3. Katie Colclough 4. Kirsten Wild 5. Tiffany Cromwell »

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  1. don’t like putting two riders from the same team in always but i recon that might happen VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Greg Van Avermaet 3. Ian Stannard 4. Flecha 5. Nick Nuyens »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Greg Van Avermaet 3. Flecha 4. Ian Stannard 5. Nick Nuyens »

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@Sam's posts:

  1. @Buck Rogers I’m really pumped about it just wondering how to structure my training, whether to concentrate on doing just miles and miles or to set out and concentrate on strengthening with Hill Reps and Intervals. Also how much fluid/food would u take on… »

  2. @Buck Rogers i must confess i have only ever done a crit or two but thats just because they’re accessible it’s the first RR/crit thing of the year this saturday at Croft, is 4 laps of a motor circuit = 45mins so not sure what you wanna call it. Pulling o… »

  3. @Dr C that would be fantastic wiki says we haven’t had it since 1982, which feels like a long time, i’d love it to be up here but i can’t see it, but then again the road scene is growing again up here we’ve got a new elite RR series starting which hopeful… »

  4. @Dr C I’d love a World Cup Stage up here! thats the dream for me a spring classic with 4-5 of the stomptastic 20% bastards to make the selection…. i’m presuming WCs is a World Cup Race, we have a shocking lac of pro level races in this country »

  5. @Dr C I think we do, the Dales are fantastic, from there we can take in Fleet Moss, Buttertubs, Tan Hill…..the pain could be endless. Also VERY exited about the possibility of 2016, Yorkshire as the host of the opening stages of the Grand Buckle. I just… »

  6. @Souleur surely anything goes, provided it’s done with taste. There are some disgusting creations that have come out of the Trek project one custom stuff, but that shouldn’t rule out any given colour. Given that the definition of a Pro as actually being… »

  7. love Rule #88, just had a work friend buy himself a bike, beginning to teach him the craft, (has involved him crashing into the back of me) but it’s the surging that gets me the most, i need to get him in a big group so that it makes sense. @Dr C The Blac… »

@Sam's posts:

  1. @doubleR i feel the pain my first ride out with the cleats i rolled in outside my flat and keeled over painfully slowly. The problem is my flat was above a coffee shop which was packed at the time, and an 80 year old lady came over to check i was alright…. »

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  1. @VeloVita The Assos Zeghos are a travesty of style and look like the result of Vic Beckham being let loose on a specialist cycle clothing factory, and you’d have to sell your house to afford them. As as been said before in order for an item to be revered … »

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. @paolo wow those are some sexy wheels, and i may be able to get them for £480 and be rule compliant, just requires some sweet talking at the local shop & just forking out the extra for the cassette. thanks man i had no idea i could get anywhere near dura-… »

  2. Seasons greeting Velominati hope you’re all having a good one. I need some advice, been given £500 Sterling off a grandparent and i want to up grade the wheelset. Looking at 3-4 options, Mavic Krysium Elite, SRAM S27AL and S30AL, Shimano Ultegra 6700 and … »

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  1. thanks rob superb article, as the first race of the season looms on to the horizon it’s easy to be distracted from the art. All that we can do is put in the miles on the road, the place we are most comfortable and get a bit more comfortable »

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...

@Sam's posts:

  1. keepers i require some advice re Rule #33, i have one question, and i think its big one. How High? »

@Sam's posts:

  1. fantastic article marko well written, i really want that anteres saddle, it’s on the list for sinterklaus. along with a big pile of other stuff i want and can’t afford so unfortunately i’m going to have to take a scrubbing brush to my brain and eradicate … »

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  1. clearly my grasp of technology is as tenuous at best »