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Velominatus: Sayba2th

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

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Unfortunately the weather for 2013 L-B-L looks a lot nicer than the 1980 episode.  Then again, if the weather looked that bad, they might have cancelled the race or put them on buses before Bastogne and driven them back towards Liege. Who would be the Badger of the peloton of this year’s race in those conditions? Discuss. As always, we have...

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  1. This is why we love cycling! It’s the hardest of the hardmen & women. The legends created & the epic tales in the face of adversity that unfold. What other sport dishes out such punishment yet offers such glory. The traditions honoued & the pe… »

I don’t have to tell anyone around here that @Cyclops is weird guy; most of you have already figured that out, and if you haven’t figured it out, you will soon enough. But weird doesn’t have any negative meaning, if you ask me. In fact, I’d say we’re all weird which makes normal more suspect. Several years ago, long be...

@Sayba2th's posts:

  1. @Cyclops What a beautiful story and a real postive way to start my week. Firstly conrgratulations on your creation of Deacon bikes it’s a fantastic achievement and the frameset looks superb. I wish you every sucess and hope that you achieve the success t… »

I am facing a major problem; one not easily solved.  One of our principal Keepers – Brett – had made mention of the most important element of cycling: the Rules.  While the Rules are ambiguous, they are also very clear.  Not so much “clear” in the sense that any of us really know what they are or what they really mean; mo...

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  1. @Nate Thanks for the feedback. Gore are still around – there was however a recall on their Campy ones but they do have compatible versions - the Low Friction Derailleurs and Professional Kit. All the companies offer Campy users an alternative. What I wan… »

  2. Some help please my fellow knowledgable V members, I know this is an older topic but as I have no experience on this matter I need to seek wise council I have my 2 new school roadies both equipped with Campy SR11. I love its form and function and aesthet… »

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...

@Sayba2th's posts:

  1. @Dan_R Thanks for the welcome, glad to be hear. For once I feel I have found a forum that really suits my style and is right up my alley. I have found the members I have had interactions with all to be very welcoming and the site is fantastic and accomod… »

  2. @Fausto The attraction of a large discont on such frames does make it hard to say no. I know when I got mine it was under similar circumstances however it was a few years old but luckily enough it was the Ultra which is what I was chasing and was having … »

  3. @Fausto I see you see my 595 Ultra and raise me a 695SR hahahah, what a beast of a bike! Kudos to you on the fine choice of franmeset you have made. I feel that LOOK are nothing but sex on wheels, personally I feel they are the Aston Martins of the bike … »

  4. @Fausto Congrats on your podium, yes they are a fast bike. Which flavour LOOK do you have Fausto? I think alot has to do with just how good a bike they make. Everyone I have seen pass coment on LOOKs all LOVE their bikes not just like LOVE!!! And while I… »

That is the question. Are carbon wheels a viable option for everyday riding? Should carbon wheels be your go-to wheels rather than your just-for-racing wheels? I don’t really race and I don’t own any carbon wheels and I wonder. Granted, every professional is and has been on carbon wheels for many years so it’s easy to think we sho...

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  1. @Spartan I am with you on that school of thought. I run my only set of carbon wheels, Zipp 404 clinchers full time now on my Cervelo S2. Yes they are exie but I would take them off now and these have proven to be bulletproof wheels. I would like tubs bu… »

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...

@Sayba2th's posts:

  1. Recently while having my computer at work serviced remotely by an overseas colleague they happened to comment on my screensaver which is of my super bad ass LOOK 595. She asked if I was a sports person. I answered her saying I try to be and it’s one of my… »

Is it awesome to wear matching jerseys and shorts? Yes, but it took me a long time and a trip to Italy to have this revelation. Is it a violation of The Rules (#14)? Perhaps.I always had a drawer full of black bib shorts and a drawer of jerseys. It makes it easy to get dressed to ride, black goes with everything. Grab clean shorts, meditate over j...

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  1. As a kid I rocked team kits as soon as possible. My first jersey and knicks were netti plains with some mesh gloves, the 1st Jersey I bought was a Supermercate Brianzoli team Jersey that was donned by the sublime Francesco Moser. Man I loved that Jersey a… »

As many of you know, one of my specialties is examining events, imagining trends in them, and then predicting future events by painting with broad strokes based on those findings. I find this approach particularly effective when it pertains to topics of which I know less than nothing. In many ways, this is the same thing meteorologists do, so in...

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  1. @Gianni If Faboo is in good health it’s hard to look past him at that time of year he has proved to be devastating. Sagan is such a special rider if any one in the peloton can give those two, Tomeke & Boo, a run for the money come The Baix & the … »

Every night I pray to Merckx that in the morning when I wake up I’ll have a Campagnolo Free Candy Van with a Super Dome.And every morning, its a fresh disappointment that it didn’t come true. Continue reading...

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  1. @ Frank You sir have given me a vision of love with that Campy Van. The sikest of siks it’s now in the cemetary! If I saweth that van I would maketh like the bricks and have that shit jacked in a minute, I would gladly do jail time as a serious Campophil… »

  2. @Deakus Sheer Gold the stutter rap MM & the M’s! »

Have a look around to see who you find occupying your immediate vicinity. Presently, I am surrounded by a pleasant-seeming bunch. Some are even going so far as to appear happy or at least not displeased; all of them are pale and none of them fit. My attention is drawn, however, to a a portly mustached gentleman who strode into the hotel lobby with...

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  1. @Mikael Liddy Thanks brah I myself am a no nonsense kinda guy. I my friend am an Aussie as well, I haven’t heard that campaign as well I guess I gave the radio away after repititious playlists and BS convo. I prefer my music library with my own insightfu… »

@scaler911 likes beer and pizza, as we all do. I bet Jensie does too. He races more, we drink more, he has to finish each stage at the Tour, us, not so much. There must be a balance to all our cycling lives. Since we don’t have to earn a living racing we can relax a bit but this word “relax” maybe where the trouble lies.Yours in C...

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  1. @scaler911 You know I have to agree with you 100% focus is something I see glimses of and can sustain for periods of time only to have it vanish before my eyes due to injuries, change of commitments or worse of all self sabbotage. I was a talented junio… »

Have a look around to see who you find occupying your immediate vicinity. Presently, I am surrounded by a pleasant-seeming bunch. Some are even going so far as to appear happy or at least not displeased; all of them are pale and none of them fit. My attention is drawn, however, to a a portly mustached gentleman who strode into the hotel lobby with...

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  1. This article as I am reading it now may have been posted near a year ago but it brings some very valid points. I feel as a society we have lost our way. This sense of entiltlement people provide a diarrhetic diatribe about has been brought on by the fucki… »

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...

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  1. @sthilzy Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the direction to the article, a fantastic little read. I guess good legs are like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you can see it, you know about it, but finding it is a whole other kettle of fish…. »

  2. I am only new to the Velominati and feel a great deal of pride and honour finding and joining a fratenity of brothers and sisters who share a strong passion of mine, this wonderful sport of cycling, and protect all that is good so vehemently with great in… »