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A beer powered welding robot with a cross wired retrofit for cycling.

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There was a time when the world was painted in hues of black and white. Right and Wrong were separated by lines painted in such a thick, heavy paint that even to wander close was to already alter your very nature. The Elders taught us on which side we were to dwell and what evils would descend upon us if we were to transcend into the void. Litt...

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  1. @Teocalli Ultimate cyclocross training route! »

There was a time when I held down ‘real jobs’. Jobs with (a little) stress, with (some) responsibility, but without soul. And while dealing with the great unwashed public never held much appeal, I always envied the guys who worked at my preferred LBS. They seemingly had it all––an endless supply of cheap bikes and parts, hanging out and s...

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  1. I go by a 40% rule. If it’s 40% less online, I need to look out for myself as much as the staff of an LBS. That being said, Bar tape, tires, and all the small bit always warrant a ride down to the shop. It’s to bad that the only shop that carries the glo… »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

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  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Quintana 2. Evans 3. Rodriguez 4. Hesjedal 5. Uran »

Behind every great rider, there’s a great soigneur. The right hand man, the go-to guy, who tends every whim of his rider, feeding, watering, mending and massaging. Behind the humble Velominatus Regularus, however, there’s a string of injuries, tight muscles, bad posture and aching guns. We are our own soigneurs, and if you’re like...

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  1. FWIW: I’m all for not objectifying women in any regard, but giving someone shit for enjoying the presence of fit athletes of the opposite sex is ridiculous. »

  2. @yogacyclist I guess you don’t notice attractive men, huh? Lighten the fuck up. »

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. June 14/15 would be ideal for myself, as I’ll be in Toronto anyway. »

  2. @Bespoke Depending on when you guys do this I might be able to join in. I live in Montreal but my dad lives in Toronto (Liberty Village) »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

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  1. Throwing in some Canadian love. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Evans 3. Rodriguez 4. Hesjedal 5. Martin »

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. What year frame is it? My 2012 has seat tube bottle bosses. »

  2. What part of Toronto? My dad lives there. Apparently there are some decent trails along the D.VP. »

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...

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  1. I don’t care if it’s $40. I’m going to be checking the mail box 20 times a day. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/184665874/king-dutch-cycling-cap?ref=shop_home_active_1 »

RIGHT!!! Buck and Roger are kicking off a New England Gravé Cogal. This starts at Roger’s shop. Continue reading...

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  1. RIGHT!!! Buck and Roger are kicking off a New England Gravé Cogal. This starts at Roger’s shop.

    It is a gravel/dirt Cogal. This route was used last September for another ride and is supposedly AWESOME!!!

    You will need 28mm at a minimum, maybe 32 mm tires on gravel/CX bikes per the description.

    Here’s a link to the route/description/etc from the September ride but this one is by us, not the cycling shop, but all are welcome of course!  The write up mentions registering/meals/etc.  None of that applies to us.

    Details on pre-ride espresso/pre-night drinking in Boston/post ride recovery drinking is forthcoming but mark your calendars for this puppy!!!

    It will be a GREAT Heck of the North appetizer for anyone thinking about heading out there in October as well!!!

    No drop, Casually deliberate but we might break into groups depending on what bikes you bring.

    The route.

     

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    Date - April 26, 2014
    9:05 AM - 8:20 PM

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    Ride Studio Café

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The 100th running of Liège-Bastogne-Liège takes place this Sunday. Danny-boy Martin will be marked heavily as the defending champion. Malmerde, and Phil Gil have shown they are peaking too. Froomy has thrown his hat into the ring, as he did last year but after last years 26th place, maybe it’s training. 263 kms, past winners include a long...

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  1. Brutal. »

  2. Whoever painted those “PHIL”s… »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Martin 2. Nibali 3. Valverde 4. Froome 5. Porte »

Midweek in Belgium in Spring is a wonderful thing. Hordes of people come from seemingly nowhere to fill the bars and line the roadsides when presumably they’d usually be working, or at school, or some such. That the only ones who appear to be working are the bartenders and frites dispensers reinforces my belief that Belgium is the greatest co...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nibali 2. Gilbert 3. Costa 4. Valverde 5. Gerrans »

Wednesday sees the return of the women to the VSP. More notably, we see the return of Marianne Vos to the road. She’s won this race five of the last seven years. It makes me wonder if the rest of the field have already resigned themselves to racing for second. On the other hand, Vos hasn’t been racing of late and may not be as sharp as...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johansson 3. Stevens 4. Van Dijk 5. Pooley »

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. We call Gentlemen’s rides Social rides. Simple reason being ladies are just as welcome. »

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. Sorry roger, but a crash on the mtb is going to have me sitting this one out. I can barely do the 7km commute without wanting to call the broom wagon. That being said, Bitchin’ bike! »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

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  1. @piwakawaka I know it’s been discussed, but I still think it’s crazy how much climbing there is in that race considering how flat it looks the whole time. »

It’s no secret that I’m prone to riding in the big ring as much as possible, mostly on account of my not being a giant sissy. In accordance with the ISO Non-Sissy Standard, I also never read instruction manuals or ask for directions when lost. I make sure to only rarely ask my VMH to turn up the radio when Adele comes on, usually follo...

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  1. Riding the single speed 48/15 has been teaching me to HTFU on the hills. The pista bars also only have 1 real hand position, which is way in the drops. I’m interested in seeing how it affects my road bike climbing. »

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. @Rom Modern meets old school. Its all butted steel tubing, tigged together. The day I build a lugged frame I’ll consider a steel fork, but for the first frame I ever built, the carbon ec90 sitting on the shelf was more than adequate. Its a road going … »

  2. @chrismurphy92 Looks very forward. Long stem, and seat pushed forward all the way. »

  3. I was always curious as to why that was. Why go up to go back down? »

  4. Well, I rode it. Quite surreal in fact. It was a quick ride down the street, maybe 200 meters, but it moved gracefully and quietly down the street. She might not have been wearing matching wheels, but like many firsts, it’s not always perfect. But it is u… »