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Velominatus: Wag

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

Location: Denver

@Wag's activity:

I miss downtube shifters.  I miss them in the same way I miss the days before the widespread use of race radios, when races were less choreographed and more unpredictable.  Racing on downtube shifters, a rider had to be seated and take one hand off the bars to shift.  Shifting had to be planned into race tactics.  These days, we can enter a hai...

@Wag's posts:

  1. @Marko This »

This photo is perhaps the greatest of all time; it shows The Prophet riding in the 1969 Ronde van Vlaanderen, kit and machine perfect. Rule #9 conditions in abundance. He’s gone off the front with some 80km left to race, which predictably sent his directeur into a rage. Ordered to return to the bunch, Merckx calmly suggested he go screw hi...

@Wag's posts:

  1. I would like to honor a rightful heir to the Great One, someone who can inflict a ton of hurt with a solo breakaway.  Last yea, here in Colorado, Herr Jens broke away climbing Independence Pass, a huge Cat 1 climb, then held on to ride to a solo victory 8… »