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  1. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Quintana 2. Dan Martin 3. Uran 4. Cuddles 5. Majka Raphal »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Dan Martin 3. Uran 4. Cuddles 5. J Rod »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Martin 3. Uran 4. Cuddles 5. J Rod »

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  1. Started readin this at the weekend … It’s a pretty good read about the other end of the peleton, those that suffer and rarely get mentionned. »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Cancellara 3. Stannard 4. Sagan 5. Boss Hogg »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cavendish 2. Cancellara 3. Sagan 4. Goss 5. Stannard »

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  1. @frank I didn’t think bikes with fenders was a bad thing if done right. I offer my N+1 as an example, specifically for Rule #9 rides. »

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. @VeloJello I love the Archetypes but then I also love riding tubular tyres and my Nemesis / Royce combo in FMBs are hard to beat, these on 29mm Grand Bois are a very close second but not with fenders, so it’s 23mm Vittoria on these at present and they sti… »

  2. @Nate I will. Last time out I had to ride through a flooded lane, got fucking soaked and covered in weird smelling shit, will get piccies next time. »

  3. @PeakInTwoYears ha ha !!! I never thought of it that way, seriously though as shines new and fresh asit is I’m looking forward to the patina after a good few hard winters. It will always be clean but the stainless tubes will hopefully mean it won’t rot s… »

  4. @wiscot Thanks man, they do take a while to get right, it was a good 3-4 hours to get the arc right and have them sitting so that I did’nt need to use the stays to pull them into alignment. If anything is under tension that the alloy will eventually crac… »

  5. Bugger !!! Should work now … also forgot to add wheel are changed to accomodate 23mm clichers to fit fenders under standard drop brakes. H Plus Sons Archetype, laced 28 hole 3 cross with CX-Rays to Royce hubs ( I heart Royce hubs, also only 10 miles fro… »

  6. A slight update on my No.2 … the bike was originally planned for a “use-all-year” ride since my Enigma / Super Record / Enve No.1 does not like shitty roads in shitty weather where the rider is shitting himself about falling off. Also, some of my rides… »

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  1. I couldn’t agree more, I realise that at the tender age of 38 I am far more annoying now to people than I was 10 years ago. I too enjoy my own company and love riding solo for the reasons you state. I find that when I am north of a metric century I can r… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. J Rod 2. Gilbert 3. Uran 4. Moreno 5. Martin »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Nibbles 3. J Rod 4. Martin 5. Moreno »

@Simonhi's posts:

  1. @strathlubnaig Amen. I always, always go out to destroy myself. I learn the most about myself that way. When all else is dying a death my legs keep on spinning and screaming at me which always feels good in some twisted way. No such thing as a leisurel… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Faboo 2. Valverde 3. The beast from the east 4. Gerrans 5. Nibbles »

@Simonhi's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. E Stevens 2. E Johansson 3. L Brennauer 4. L Borghini 5. S Gillow »

@Simonhi's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos the boss 2. Borghini 3. Armistead 4. Johansson 5. de Vries »

@Simonhi's posts:

  1. So nearly Delgadoed !!! VSP PICKS: 1. Nibbles 2. J Rod 3. Valverde 4. Uran 5. Henao »

@Simonhi's posts:

  1. Ok, how do I directly upload from my iPad ??? »

  2. Bugger, that didn’t work !!! http://s15.postimg.org/aflhaw0qj/image.jpg »

  3. After yesterdays win. »

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  1. Big decents ?? A hard one to call, I’m gonna change. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Nieve 4. Quintana 5. J-Rod »